CHARLOTTE, NC – As if the rosary isn’t blasphemous enough, a local online store is selling ‘rainbow rosaries’ which, according to their website, “directly impacts the refugee community in Charlotte.”
For what amounts to a necklace of middle fingers to God, purchases go to support Roman Catholic social justice organizations. This local shop touts “a living wage that is more
The Rosary of Modern Sorrows invites us into guided meditation on the pain and suffering of our brothers and sisters in the U.S. and around the world. Click through the photos to read the specific social justice intentions for each decade.
Made by Aline, Nziza, Jordan, and Christine: refugees from the Congo living in Charlotte, NC.
Imperial jasper, leopardskin stone, lace agate, zebra jasper, hematite, and glass seed beads. Flexible wire is made of stainless steel coated with nylon. Official Pope Francis Cross designed by Vedele, “The Good Shepherd” cross. Franciscan Tau cross beads.
Also on their site is a “Love is Love” bracelet which is trumpted as,
Dedicated to the beautiful, brave LGBTQIA parents who love each other and love their children, and decide to raise them in the love and light that every child deserves. Thank you for your bravery and strength, and for choosing compassion when so many people have chosen not to reflect compassion back to you. Stay strong. . .real, authentic love makes the world go ’round.
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