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Catholic Priest Forced To Resign After Preaching Against Vaccine

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Rev. James Altman, a Catholic priest from La Crosse, Wisconsin was being forced by church officials to resign from his post due to the negative message that he has preached about the covid-19 vaccine. A video of his sermon was uploaded on youtube recently, prompting Bishop William Callahan to take action.

The parish leader claims that leftists were trying to get rid of him by pressuring the Diocese of La Crosse to ask for his resignation. A perfect example of the toxicity that we all know as “cancel culture.”

“If the Left whines like they do like a spoiled brat often enough, they succeed in canceling so many voices of truth. And now that they are whining like, if I may say it, the pansy babies that they are to cancel me,” said the feisty servant of the lord.

Altman believes that the covid-19 protocols that are being forced upon us, is a form of oppression akin to Hitler and the Nazi’s very controlling style of governance. Back in December, the Vatican made pronouncements that the vaccine is “morally acceptable” for Catholics. Altman urged followers to defy the order to get inoculated.

The reverend’s lawyer is challenging the Bishop citing the illegality of removing Altman from his position. “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,” Altman said.

Altman has been garnering much support after the news of his forced resignation broke out. On facebook, a page called “Friends of Father James Altman” has drawn 1,800 followers since April. Most of them have expressed their utter anger and frustration through comments and posts on the said page.

“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,’ said one follower.

A fundraising campaign for the reverend was also initiated by his supporters on a Christian crowdfunding site. An amount of $140,000 has been collected, surpassing the targeted amount of $20,000. The funds will help the priest in his upcoming legal battle with the Diocese. 

About 150 people also gathered for a candlelight prayer vigil, dedicated to father Altman.

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