A salute to Reverend James Altman, pastor of St. James the Less Roman Catholic Church in La Crosse, Wisconsin, for not only tweaking the noses of the devil’s useful idiots but ALSO surviving a purge by refusing to apologize or step down! This is how you do it!
He already had a reputation:
Priest: Catholic Democrats Are Going to Hell
By Jason Devaney, 9 September 2020
A Catholic priest in Wisconsin said any Catholic who votes for a Democrat is destined to go to hell — and a Catholic bishop in Texas agrees.
That does sound like Texas but today, we honor Cheeseboy.
“Here is a memo to clueless baptized Catholics out there: You cannot be Catholic and be a Democrat. Period,” said Father James Altman of St. James the Less Catholic Church. Altman was taking aim at another priest, Father James Martin, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention.
Joe Biden, the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, is a Catholic but is pro-choice in his political life, which goes against Catholic teachings.
He has something in common with the Pope, then. Neither is Catholic despite self-identifying as one.
“The party platform absolutely is against everything the Catholic Church teaches, so just quit pretending that you’re Catholic and vote Democrat. Repent of your support of that party and its platform or face the fires of hell.”
Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, posted a tweet that backed up what Altman said.
“As the Bishop of Tyler I endorse Fr Altman’s statement in this video,” Strickland wrote. “My shame is that it has taken me so long. Thank you Fr Altman for your COURAGE. If you love Jesus & His Church & this nation…pleases HEED THIS MESSAGE.”
A year later, Altman is still going strong!
Priest Says COVID Rules Enforcers Will Burn in ‘Hottest Levels’ of Hell
BY Darragh Roche, 27 April 2021
A priest in La Crosse, Wisconsin had called COVID-19 safety measures “godless” and “Nazi-esque controls,” while the church’s recent bulletin offers criticism of vaccines.
I want THAT church! Why can’t you Lutherans be like this? It wasn’t Martin Luther who taught you to be scared of a few small boils!
Father James Altman of St. James the Less Catholic Church ignored COVID protocols at a recent Easter mass, according to the La Crosse Tribune and spoke out against rules designed to arrest the spread of the virus.
In a video posted to one of the priest’s YouTube accounts on April 5, a large number of parishioners line up for communion—the newspaper estimated around 170 people—many of whom received the sacrament in their mouths instead of their hands, while many were also not wearing facemasks.
And then they all died of Chinky Pox… no? NO?! Well then, we have other ways of killing him off!
Petition to Fire Priest Who Blasted ‘Godless’ COVID Rules Signed by Thousands
(A repost from Newsweek)
By Darragh Roche, 29 April 2021
Same author, hmm.
An online petition to remove a priest who strongly condemned COVID-19 public safety measures garnered 10,000 signatures within 24 hours of its launch on Tuesday.
“Tuesday” meaning 27 April… the date of Darragh’s last article.
Father James Altman of St. James the Less Catholic Church in La Crosse, Wisconsin told parishioners at a mass that COVID protocols were “godless” and “Nazi-esque controls.”
The church’s bulletin on April 18 also featured a page discouraging worshipers from getting the COVID-19 vaccines, calling them “an experimental use of a genetic altering substance that modifies your body—your temple of the Holy Spirit.”
The page was unsigned but critics have attributed it to Altman.
If they need a name then I’m their huckleberry. Pretty sure I’ve been sayin’ just that for awhile now.
The petition was organized by Faithful America, which describes itself as a group of grassroots Christians. They’re calling on the Bishop of La Crosse, William Callahan, to remove Altman from ministry.
“The Faithful America petition asking Bishop Callahan to fire Fr. James Altman for spreading deadly vaccine misinformation and breaking COVID-19 protocols has gathered more than 10,000 signatures in its first 24 hours. The current signature count is 11,137,” the group’s executive director Reverend Nathan Empsall told Newsweek in a statement. He is an Episcopal priest.
What’s Faithful America? As if one needs to ask. Any organization with ‘faith’ or ‘America’ in its title is probably swamp-bilge.
Faithful America was founded in 2004… independent 501(c)4… We stick up for courageous Christian voices acting for fairness and freedom in every denomination. We work together for immigrant and refugee rights, climate justice, and full LGBTQ inclusion among other important social, economic, and racial justice causes that reflect the Gospel’s values of love, dignity, compassion, and equality.
Par for the course. How gloriously different the saints, how monotonously alike the tyrants.
Since July 1, 2019, Faithful America’s grassroots campaigns have been led by our executive director, the Rev. Nathan Empsall (he/him). Rev. Nathan is an Episcopal priest and experienced organizer who holds both a Master of Divinity and a Master of Environmental Management.
Did they not offer a Master’s in Gaia Worship?
Although Rev. Nathan is personally an ordained Episcopal priest, Faithful America is independent and not affiliated with the Episcopal Church or any other denomination.
Dayumn, even the feminist Churchians couldn’t tolerate the stench of this one.
Working together, Faithful America members have:
- Removed a partisan, racist, and anti-vaccine priest from his Wisconsin pulpit
- Convinced networks to drop the televangelist Jim Bakker Show for selling a fake COVID-19 cure
- Blocked a hateful, Islamophobic Trump nominee in the Senate…
Oh noes! They already took out Altman?!
Not so fast!
Wisconsin Catholic pastor who preached against Covid-19 vaccine ordered to step down
By Corky Siemaszko, 24 May 2021
The pastor of a Roman Catholic parish in Wisconsin who told his congregation to shun the Covid-19 vaccine and preached right-wing politics from the pulpit has been asked to step down by his bishop.
The Rev. James Altman, of the St. James the Less Roman Catholic Church in La Crosse, made the announcement during his sermon at Sunday Mass, calling himself a victim of the “cancel culture.”
“If the left whines, like they do, like a spoiled brat often enough, they succeed in canceling so many voices of truth,” he said. “And now that they are whining like, if I may say it, the pansy babies that they are, to cancel me.”
PANSY BABIES!!! Yeah!
Altman, whose sermon was posted on YouTube…
…said Bishop William Callahan of the Diocese of La Crosse asked him to resign Friday and called him “divisive and ineffective.” He said he’s engaged a canon lawyer and intends to fight the bishop’s decision, but that this could be his last sermon as pastor.
“I am no expert on canon law, but understand only that while we are contesting the Bishop’s request — and we are — he could in theory appoint a parish administrator whilst I remain a pastor without duties until the appeal goes through Rome, which can take up to a year or more,” he said.
Fight it! Fight it! Fight it! Godless ‘Murica spiked that football way too soon!
The “Friends of Father James Altman” Facebook page, which has since April more than doubled in size to 1,600 members, has posts and comments expressing anger and anguish over what’s been happening with the priest, as well as bogus assertions that there is “no science behind the false religion of covidism” and baseless claims about the supposed dangers of the Covid-19 vaccines.
In totally unrelated news, the government has promised unprecedented and total legal protection regarding the safety and long-term effects of the C-19 not-vaccines.
“I cannot picture that podium at St. James the Less Church without Fr. Altman,” one parishioner wrote. “Woe to you Bishop William Callahan and all you other wolves in shepherd’s clothing.”
“Heartbreaking,” wrote another.
In an earlier interview, Catholic theologian Jason Steidl said Callahan does have the power to oust an “Alt-right priest” like Altman but risks antagonizing the ultraconservative parishioners who are drawn to his message.
They hate Altman because they first hated Christ!
Altman has courted controversy in recent years by denouncing the Black Lives Matter movement and making other conspiratorial false claims about climate change and systematic racism and homophobia that are common in right-wing media.
Before the presidential election, he insisted in a video produced and posted on YouTube by a right-wing group that “you cannot be Catholic and a Democrat.”
As for the pandemic that has killed nearly 594,00 people in the United States and sickened more than 33 million, Altman called it a “hoax” during Easter weekend services that attracted 300 to 500 worshippers, few of whom wore masks or practiced social distancing, The La Crosse Tribune reported.
Altman is wrong and just a nutcase, but silencing him before people can hear what he has to say is a mission-critical task for both the mainstream media and Catholic hierarchy. Which is it?
Also, church bulletins approved by Altman have been rife with more Covid-19 misinformation and baseless claims about the efficacy and safety of the vaccines.
Right about here, I started giggling.
Altman’s pandemic preaching has been in defiance of Callahan and in opposition to the Vatican, which in December declared that taking the vaccine was “morally acceptable.”
Both Pope Francis, and his predecessor, Pope Benedict, have been vaccinated against Covid-19. And when it comes to getting vaccinated, most Catholics appear to be ignoring right-wing clerics such as Altman and Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, and getting their shots, according to recent polling by the Public Religion Research Institute and Interfaith Youth Core.
“None of Altman’s hateful words or dangerous actions speak for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and now Bishop Callahan has thankfully made it clear that Altman does not speak for the Catholic Church, either,” Nathan Empsall, head of the Christian watchdog group Faithful America, said in a statement.
Well, well. Look who’s shown up at both Newsweek and NBC!
“We pray for all who have fallen victim to the lies and bullying of false prophets like James Altman, and we encourage all our siblings in Christ to receive a safe and effective Covid-19 vaccine as soon as they can,” said Empsall, an Episcopalian whose group has also criticized Protestants for things like fanning anti-Islamic hate.
We are not siblings, Empsall you pansy baby. You aren’t even a heretic because you were never a believer. You’re a con man and a wage slave and such a disgusting male feminist that even the pastorette who ordained you doesn’t want you around anymore.
Altman, though? I like his style and what a relief it is, to see a priest doing the legit work of God Himself! It is good to know that he has both supporters where he is and if needed, a warm welcome in Texas.