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Real politic 101By Tedd Good
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Queen Elizabeth of theUnited Kingdom andformer Pope Benedictconsistency, grace,dignity , and fair play canstill win. She became thereferring to her as “ theQueen”.In 2013 she publiclyspearheaded amendingthe CommonwealthCharter with no non-sense language sup- porting women’s rights ,LGBT equality andenabled and protected by Church hierarchy. He became a defendant incivil lawsuits. The VaticanBank reeks of corruptionright out of Godfather III.His response was todeflect with moralism.He had a medieval
A Tale of Two Monarchs:Challenges in Moral Leadership
XVI havefew things incommon. .Both haveruledvenerabletheocratic monarchicalinstitutions. Both are intheir eighties.Elizabeth exemplifiesmoral leadership. Bene-dict’s style is moralistic.Moral leadership is doingthe right thing thereforeleading by example.Moralists just preach.Elizabeth’s later reignhas become a champ-agne supernova. Her reign demonstrates howstar of the2012 Lon-don Olym- pics by her James Bond parachuteentrance. It toped off her career as a pop icon in aworld starved for moralleadership. She helpedtransform a crumblingcolonial empire into themore dynamic BritishCommonwealth. Byforce of this moralleadership the former colony called USA isentranced with this popicon . We became nationof closet monarchists
Pope Benedict’s reignboggled with mounting scandals
ending pre-emptive malesuccession to theThrone. Noleader dares to publicly opposeher : in spite of rampant sexismand homophobiain many of her Africanand Asian member nations.Former Pope Bene-dict’s reign boggled withmounting scandals over pedophile priests beingfixation of interfering withforeign governmental process to promote ananti choice , homophobicagenda. Bishops turned pulpits into soapboxes. “Thou shalt vote our wayor face denial of thesacraments eternaldamnation. “ He bullied
progressive American nuns.
Peace and social justice issues never gotthe attention that lifestyleissues did. By the end of his reign AmericanRomanCatholics were becomingcloset Episco- palians. Theyremained Cath-olic but believein the primacyof conscience over theedicts of Rome. Under John Paul II about half of the members had major differences with Romeover social issues of ordaining female priests ,married clergy, divorce ,contraception, stem cellresearch.
abortion andLGBT rights.
By 2013 the rift wasat about 70 percent!About 60 percent of Catholics supportLGBT marriage versus a50 percent sup-portnationwide. The supplyof new priests and nunsdried up. Finally the oldtheologian became toosick and tired to provideany leadership .He abdicated. Ben-edict may face criminalcharges for his role in protecting pedophile priests.
IT IS BETTER TO WALK THE WALK THAN TALK THE TALK !