an artist needs to be in a constant stage of becoming------bob dylan

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The DC archdiocese lists $123 million in net assets on its financial report for 2014 and total revenues of $95.6 million. Of that, Cardinal Donald Wuerl gave $254,000 to Catholic Charities in 2014 while U.S. taxpayers provided $32 million. This is usual. The Economist estimated that of the total expenditures by “the US Church and entities” just 2.7% goes to charity and 62% of the income of its charitable activities “came from local, state and federal government agencies.”
More important than the Church taking credit for tax-payer funding, they act against those same tax-payer’s. According to a Bush administration Office of Legal Counsel memo on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), faith-based organizations can discriminate in hiring. “This means that a faith-based organization that receives government funds to provide secular social services can exclude qualified candidates from jobs that their tax money subsidizes simply because they are not the ‘right religion.'”


Tell me about it ... they even censor artists at shows that aren't religious shows! They invite artist to exhibit---accept artist statement---accept art ... then slyly censor statement (by omitting 95% of it ---also changing the remaining 5% to suit their "creed"). At the reception, the chairwoman stands there waiting to see the artist's reaction ... priest snubs artist (after having agreed to meet artist as artist was traveling from a distance, even had to ship some art to get it there at a substantial expense) ... chairperson plays dumb when asked why the statement had been censored ... even LYING about it ... as priest USED her in his scheme and she readily agreed (much like the nuns it appears) ...

shame shame shame on these liars and deniers ... 

and THE US GOVERNMENT AWARDS THIS ORGANIZATION AND THEIR LEADER SPECIAL ENDORSEMENT ... 
gee, wonder what they got in return? hmm ... that will be something to see ...

heck, was watching a little of NO DIRECTION HOME last night (why I posted Dylan quote :) ... he got booed on stage.  although the young people at bob's concert weren't being DISHONEST BY SCHEMING TO DENY ARTIST AND PROVE SOME IGNORANT, MISOGYNISTIC AND ARROGANT POINT ... they just wanted him unplugged--the same bob they saw last time ... but bob had already moved into electric with a new band.  


seems the RC is wayyyyyyyyy behind the times for those ARTISTS MOVING ... won't they be surprised to see what we have in store today :D they are gonna wish they had behaved differently ... 

maybe their savior pope can write a special mass for them telling them they are sinners for being abusive to artist ... and for lying ... 

note: it was especially rough on me because I had just come from being misused at an orthodox church and was in need of some kind and understanding pastoring ... but nope, not the rcc. after that experience and a few others ... my brush opened and the paint flowed in a way it had never done before! thank GOD, abusers and dishonest religionists! I am gnostic and FEMALE and you cannot silence this VOICE ... what was in show before was just a precursor ... an experience for the road ... a direction setter ... a prophetic signal ... and your poor reaction is a sign to YOU!

ah, you reap what you sow ... and my gardens are splendid this year ... the birds and the bees ... and even the wee toads and other little critters are in 7th Heaven! ;)



you've got a lot a nerve to say you are my friend ... you just want to be on the side that's CONTROLLING!

*(but that's very soon to come to an end ... the tide turns ... the SEASON CHANGES and a NEW DAY APPROACHES)