His Eminence Gerald "Kick'em while they're down" Kicanas seems to have launched his own little personal Inquisition according to an anonymous disgruntled source at a 250 person gathering to protest Bishop Gerry's silencing of a revered fellow bishop.
Bishop Gumbleton, renowned for his brave opposition of the war and support for Gay rights, was scheduled to speak at a non-Catholic Church(read tolerant)when The new Southwestern Torrquemada disinvited him.
This was not Kick'm Kicanas' first attack on the gay community since it was under his regime that the Diocese discontinued support for a Catholic Gay group. Tucson Catholics are glad Bishop Gerry was not in charge when the Catholic Church taught in favor of monarchy, slavery and women's inequality.
"His Eminent dictator would have denied free speech to suffragettes,abolitionists and anti-monarchists", Catholic liberation Theologian and elevator operator, ET McCrone polemicized.
In a related story,anti-evolution Cardinal Schoenborn attacked the decision of court that a school board can deny the inclusion of Intelligent Design in its science classes. Schoenborn said: "You would think a liberal society would welcome free debate".
When Kicanas was asked about the Cardinal's advocacy for diverse opinions he said that free debate is the Catholic hierarchy's preference only on issues where it is not dominating. A protester outside kicanas' office displayed a sign that read: "If you have a hierarchical orientation, please abstain!"