So-Called "Anaheim Priestess" a Big, Loony Fraud
The American media is abuzz and aTwittering with reports about how an Anaheim woman who calls herself the Rev. Brenda Lee was removed from LAX this morning after she tried to give President Barack Obama a letter about her opposition to gay marriage. All reported she calls herself a Catholic priestess; the Orange County Register interviewed Lee, who said she's aligned with St. Julia Falconieri in Fullerton and that there's 60 such priestesses worldwide. None reported on what a harmful lunatic she is.
Proof? Try to read through this column. One excerpt:
On what grounds does Rev. Lee speak for GOD? Her credentials out weigh that of Benedict XVI and every other Christian, or religious leader in the world. They have not heard the VOICE of GOD and they do not have the gift of prophecy or healing. None are willing to meet her face to face and call upon the name of GOD, as of the days of old because they know that she ranks with John the Baptist and Saint Peter.
CU-CKOO! CU-CKOO! CU-CKOO! She also claims that former Diocese of Orange Bishop Norman McFarland refused to allow her to become a priest, a claim as believable as that McFarland was friendly to sex-abuse survivors.
The worst part about this is that Lee, by virtue of her actions, has just defamed a great group. There are about 60 Catholic women who call themselves priests loyal to the Vatican. They belong to an organization called Roman Catholic Womenpriests. Lee is not listed among their members and didn't mention them by name, but it's apparent it's this group, as it's the most prominent such organization in Catholicism. Lee also says a relative works in mental health; where's a big net when you need it?
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