2.17.2006

Poor, Persecuted Catholics - So Many, So Powerful, So Infallably Papal & Yet All Victims
(Oh, and Up Is Down)
Amen


A] Catholics aren't persecuted; they just whine when they don't get their way. They are probably the most represented religion in all of cinema - sometimes treated nobly, often treated as the flawed human beings they are, and occasionally as villians. I can think of 30 or 40 Catholic-based or -incorporating films or shows off the top of my head, from Agnes of God to The Exorcist to The Flying Nun to We're No Angels to Golden Girls, and hardly any of them damage the religion. The only pedophilic cleric I can even think of in a film wasn't even Catholic (Happiness). At worst, Catholics aren't treated as saints. Because they're not. And they aren't treated as if they have always been good guys; they rarely have been, even today. They are just as likely to be evil, and have been evil, as anyone else. Have you read the paper lately? B] If some people dislike Catholics, maybe they deserve it. No other religion has a representative who claims to speak for God and goes on TV every day dripping with gold and gems while children starve and condemns people while demanding the world live by his religion's principals. There is no Uber-Rabbi or Prime Iman - no other religion is as arrogant as Catholics. No other religion has waged murderous crusades, inhuman inquisitions, witch burnings, unholy betrayals, deep corruptions, wars on science, genocide, and oppressed and tyrannized the weak and helpless like the Catholic Church. No other religion has called me an "insidious evil." None. Its history is written in blood on the mangled and charred flesh of its enemies, in tears and pain and lies. Claiming victimhood now is like a rapist suing his victim for scratching him. C] Anyone who villifies the ACLU has nothing but themselves at heart and nothing but contempt for others. As if Donohue's snide, bitchy tone doesn't spell that out for you. D] You'd think from his tone that the Church always had this policy on rape victims; they have not. E] Karma's a bitch, ain't it? Instead of defending your nonexistant honor, why not do good. Vanity, after all, is a sin.

Hollywood Director Takes Shot at Catholicism Again, Says Catholic League

from Catholic News Agency

NEW YORK - Hollywood producer David E. Kelley has once again "shown himself to be positively obsessed with Catholicism," says Catholic League president Bill Donohue.

On the Tuesday's episode of Boston Legal, a teenage girl who is raped, becomes pregnant, and then wants to sue a Catholic hospital for denying her emergency contraception.

"His treatment of Catholicism on Ally McBeal, Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, Snoops, The Practice, and Boston Legal is so well known that we have a big fat file on him," said Donohue.

"This time Kelley has decided to hook up with the equally anti-Catholic folks at the ACLU - the Pennsylvania affiliate is providing a viewing guide that can facilitate discussions at a 'Boston Legal Viewing Party.'"

Donohue cited the Pro-Life Secretariat of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which maintains that: "A woman who has been raped should be able to defend herself from a potential conception and receive treatment to suppress ovulation and incapacitate sperm. If conception has occurred, however, a Catholic hospital will not dispense drugs to interfere with implantation of a newly conceived human embryo."

"But don't look for the party animals at a 'Boston Legal Viewing Party' to be instructed in such nuances," said Donohue.

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