In the previous thread, "Just Wondrin" asked:
And why do you personally hate the LC/RC so much? Just curious
I don’t hate the people in the Legion and in Regnum Christi. I hate that Maciel used them. I hate that he abused the boys entrusted to his care. I hate that he and his lieutenants lied to them and told them he was a living saint.
I hate that he fooled good people. I hate that he hurt and fooled some of my friends. I hate that he pretended to have a charism, and that he exploited the 3gfs. I hate that he lied to advance his goals, and misled countless young men and women.
Basically, I’m angry about the people he hurt. I’m ashamed that, as an outsider, I believed the lies for so long, and even recommended his group to others. But mostly, I’m furious that he took advantage of people’s love for God.
Maciel is like one of the money changers in the temple. People came from all over the world to worship at the temple—for them the trip was a pilgrimage, a chance to be near the divine. The money changers used them to make a profit. It is WRONG to use the faith of innocents like that. It is wrong to lead children astray, to replace their free discernment with your will. It is wrong to tell people they’re building up Christ’s kingdom, when really they’re building up yours. Anger is a natural reaction to Maciel’s crimes—it’s time to pull out the whip and start flipping tables over before any other innocents get used.
True, Maciel is dead, but the men who covered up for him, the men who lied for him, the men who gained power by hiding his crimes? They’re still there. And people in LC/RC have a right to all the information.
So I don’t hate the Legionaries or Regnum Christi members—but I hate the structure Maciel created to control them. I hate that they still feel obliged to remain, that the leadership keeps trying to convince them it’s their ‘vocation’ – I hate that they’ve been poorly catechized, so that they think it’s legitimate to equate Maciel’s life with St. Peter’s.
I want the light of truth to scour the Legion clean -- and I want the church to help heal those have been hurt, and to keep others from the same fate.
There is No Charism. There never was. Your Vocation was NOT to the Legion. God doesn’t call us to follow false teachers. Regnum Christi is a free association, NOT a vocation equivalent to marriage. The Church has no room for dark secrets and manipulated vocations. I want the temple to be cleansed of the money changers.