Well, I think I know what I am going to do with this blog. One of my hobbies is Catholic Apologetics. Here lately, I have seen a large growth on the web of hateful anti-Catholicism along with wild and, frankly, STUPID conspiracy thoeries. The new leader of this group appears to be a racist by the name of Eric Jon Phelps.
Like many of the people on the extremes, he knows nothing about Catholicism or the theology behind it. He runs a website called "Vatican Assassins" (http://www.vaticanassassins.org). On it, he basically claims that the Catholic Church is responsible for everything from the Kennedy Assassination, the Dec. 26 Tsunami (seriously!!) and basically everything else, right down to that flat tire you got last week.
Now, before you think I am being too harsh, he ADMITS to being a racist, he is proud of it. Here is his own words.
"(Some Racism is) God-ordained Racism which is the result of HIS sovereign creation of the races"
"the greatest servants of the Lord are also White Gentiles" (never mind the fact that neither Christ nor his apostles were white gentiles)
"Discrimination and Racism are good things as ordained by God for the purposes of keeping mankind separate. " (Contrast this with what Jesus taught "And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'")
" discrimination on the basis of race, sex and language, as well as religious persuasion, is no sin---according to the Word of God. "
" I am calling for the creation of an exclusive White nation within North America"
"This means that there will no longer be any more "White flight" away from the majority Savage Blacks "
(This quotes can be read within their context at: http://z13.invisionfree.com/THE_UNHIVED_MIND/index.php?showtopic=333)
Mr. Phelps claims his book has been censored and banned in parts of the US. Cenorship can only be done by the government, and they have not banned his book. Yes, Amazon does not sell it, but that is most likely to avoid possible liable lawsuits and the fact that the book probably would not sell. Mr Phelps claims that the church is rife with occultic and new agers. Yet, the company that publishes his book has MANY new-age titles including many on Levitation, UFO's and walking the Spiritual Path.
Mr Phelps does have his disciples er... followers who take everything he writes as equal to the Holy Scriptures. Their meeting place is on Yahoo! at "Voice of the Prophetic Angel"
Most of Mr. Phelps info comes from Alberto Rivera, a mail-order doctor and con-man who claimed to be a Jesuit priest, but could never offer any proof of this nor could he ever substantiate any of his stories.
Make up your own mind, here is a anti-catholic sites critique of his work.
Another story disproving him (Who Was Alberto Rivera?)
A lawsuit filed against Alberto Rivera
Jack Chick will be a subject at a later date.