While Catholics labor to bear honest witness to the Faith, Bob Sungenis and Rick Delano have managed to take their lunatic boutique obsession with geocentric idiocy and create a national splash of scorn for the Church by the venerable technique of Lying for Jesus.
Then, poor Kate Mulgrew likewise announces:
“I understand there has been some controversy about my participation in a documentary called THE PRINCIPLE. Let me assure everyone that I completely agree with the eminent physicist Lawrence Krauss, who was himself misrepresented in the film, and who has written a succinct rebuttal in SLATE. I am not a geocentrist, nor am I in any way a proponent of geocentrism. More importantly, I do not subscribe to anything Robert Sungenis has written regarding science and history and, had I known of his involvement, would most certainly have avoided this documentary. I was a voice for hire, and a misinformed one, at that. I apologize for any confusion that my voice on this trailer may have caused. Kate Mulgrew”
Delano releases a long, self-aggrandizing statement, the core of which is to lie that because these people were tricked into signing release statements they were therefore not lied into believing the film was about something besides geocentrist quackery. But of course, the reality is that absolutely no serious person would have been roped into this bunk without being lied and tricked into it. It will be interesting to see if any of the other people lied into participating will come forward too.
Now Slate, NPR, TIME, Daily Kos and various other outlets have picked up the story and used it for this week’s 15 minute hate themed “Why Christians are Lying Morons”. In this case, there is no reply except, “Guilty as charged”. Good job, guys. And all for a movie that will probably never see the inside of a theatre (unless Delano and Sungenis get their relatives to rent one out for the night). Quite the vanity project.
“For our appeal does not spring from error or uncleanness, nor is it made with guile; but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please men, but to please God who tests our hearts.” – 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4