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BISHOPS' PRESIDENT BLASTS 'SOUTH PARK' EPISODE LAMPOONING MARY (Disgusting!)
Catholic News Service ^ | 12/19/2005 | Staff

Posted on 12/28/2005 1:12:12 PM PST by FerdieMurphy

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The president of the U.S. bishops blasted a recent episode of the cable television comedy "South Park" that he said showed Mary in "a tasteless and ugly fashion."

In a Dec. 14 letter to Tom Freston, co-president and chief operating officer of Viacom International, parent company of Comedy Central, the cable channel that shows "South Park," Bishop William S. Skylstad of Spokane, Wash., said the channel showed "extreme insensitivity" in choosing to show the episode.

The episode, which first was shown Dec. 7 and had repeat showings in the week following, was titled "Bloody Mary." During the episode, a "South Park" character claims to have been sprayed with blood from a bodily orifice of a Virgin Mary statue.

When Pope Benedict XVI investigates in the show, he declares that she was merely menstruating. The episode's premiere date came the day before the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation for Catholics.


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Toleration of this filth heaped upon the Roman Catholic Church and the Blessed Virgin Mary is sinful. All Christians should be angered by this blasphemy.

There would never be an episode on South Park that would show the muslims' allah engaged in some perversion.

1 posted on 12/28/2005 1:12:13 PM PST by FerdieMurphy
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To: FerdieMurphy

Know a lot about Southpark, do you?


2 posted on 12/28/2005 1:13:29 PM PST by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: FerdieMurphy

"There would never be an episode on South Park that would show the muslims' allah engaged in some perversion."


Not only would there be, there already HAS been. You obviously don't watch "South Park", which is the best solution for those who dislike the show.


3 posted on 12/28/2005 1:13:58 PM PST by Blzbba ("Shop Smart. Shop S-Mart" - Ashe, Housewares)
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To: FerdieMurphy
There would never be an episode on South Park that would show the muslims' allah engaged in some perversion.

Bzzzt! Sorry. Thanks for playing.
4 posted on 12/28/2005 1:14:56 PM PST by Stone Mountain
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To: FerdieMurphy

Only imbeciles watch South Park. The show doesn't need any free publicity.


5 posted on 12/28/2005 1:15:02 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: FerdieMurphy
"South Park" that he said showed Mary in "a tasteless and ugly fashion."

News-Flash - South Park shows EVERYTHING in "a tasteless and ugly fashion."

6 posted on 12/28/2005 1:15:54 PM PST by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: Texas Eagle

Yes, but they are conservative imbeciles.


7 posted on 12/28/2005 1:16:17 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: FerdieMurphy
There would never be an episode on South Park that would show the muslims' allah engaged in some perversion.

You don't watch South Park do you?

And this Roman Catholic is a huge South Park fan.

8 posted on 12/28/2005 1:16:19 PM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: FerdieMurphy
Toleration of this filth heaped upon the Roman Catholic Church and the Blessed Virgin Mary is sinful. All Christians should be angered by this blasphemy. There would never be an episode on South Park that would show the muslims' allah engaged in some perversion.

Well, I think we know what the Muslims' response would be -- you just gave us a sample.

9 posted on 12/28/2005 1:16:30 PM PST by mc6809e
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To: Texas Eagle

It's amazing how so many so called conservatives on FR like this show.


10 posted on 12/28/2005 1:16:41 PM PST by balch3
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To: FerdieMurphy
There would never be an episode on South Park that would show the muslims' allah engaged in some perversion.

Actually South Park is very much an equal opportunity offender.

They don't coddle any group.

I didn't see this episode, but from the sounds of it it was definitely offensive.

However, claims that they are specifically anti-Christian are baseless.

12 posted on 12/28/2005 1:16:53 PM PST by untrained skeptic
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To: FerdieMurphy
That episode, like all episodes, begins with:

In brief, the show is promising, is SEEKING to be, offensive.

13 posted on 12/28/2005 1:17:01 PM PST by pogo101
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To: FerdieMurphy
South Park doesn't discrimminate -- they blast everyone and everything. ...and Muslims are not exempt.

To the thin-skinned: Don't watch it.

14 posted on 12/28/2005 1:17:16 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: FerdieMurphy

Um- yeah, they have. It's not a "Waahh, poor us- they ONLY attack me!" situation at all.


15 posted on 12/28/2005 1:17:25 PM PST by richmwill
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To: untrained skeptic
I didn't see this episode, but from the sounds of it it was definitely offensive.

I have seen the show, and it was far more a rip on AA than anything else.

16 posted on 12/28/2005 1:17:53 PM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Texas Eagle
Only imbeciles watch South Park.

Whew!! Glad I've never seen it although I suppose I could still be an imbecile anyway.

18 posted on 12/28/2005 1:18:32 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: EveningStar

Pingaroo.


19 posted on 12/28/2005 1:18:55 PM PST by Howlin (Defeatism may have its partisan uses, but it is not justified by the facts. - GWB, 12/18/05)
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To: balch3

It's amazing how many so-called conservatives decide that anyone who likes a show they don't, therefore is not conservative.

I think the show's an offensive, raunchy but hilarious skewering of many cultural sacred cows, most of which are liberal, not conservative.


20 posted on 12/28/2005 1:18:56 PM PST by pogo101
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To: FerdieMurphy

South Park is what The Simpson's would be if they fired all the writers and replaced them with 15-year-old boys.


21 posted on 12/28/2005 1:19:01 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Peace Begins in the Womb)
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To: FerdieMurphy

You obviosly missed the disclaimer at the beginning of each show...it is really not to be viewed by anyone...so it's your fault.


22 posted on 12/28/2005 1:19:09 PM PST by Minnesoootan
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To: FerdieMurphy
There would never be an episode on South Park that would show the muslims' allah engaged in some perversion.

I heard there is no Christmas
In the silly Middle East
No trees, no snow, no Santa Claus
They have different religious beliefs

They believe in Muhammad
And not in our holiday
And so every December
I go to the Middle East and say...

"Hey there Mr. Muslim
Merry ****ing Christmas
Put down that book the Koran
And hear some holiday wishes.

In case you haven't noticed
It's Jesus's birthday.
So get off your heathen Muslim ass
and ****ing celebrate.

23 posted on 12/28/2005 1:20:01 PM PST by Alouette (Happy Hanukkah FReepers!)
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To: FerdieMurphy
There would never be an episode on South Park that would show the muslims' allah engaged in some perversion.

One of my favorite parts about FR is when some posters pontificates about something he/she/it knows NOTHING about early on in the thread.

You're one.

24 posted on 12/28/2005 1:20:01 PM PST by Howlin (Defeatism may have its partisan uses, but it is not justified by the facts. - GWB, 12/18/05)
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To: FerdieMurphy

The writers will be so proud.


25 posted on 12/28/2005 1:20:03 PM PST by Thud
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To: Texas Eagle
Name for me a show other than South Park that attacks liberals and their icons as ruthlessly as South Park?

In fact, I challenge you to name another show on television that even remotely attacks liberals. I can't think of a single one other than South Park.

26 posted on 12/28/2005 1:20:10 PM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Texas Eagle
Only imbeciles watch South Park

Excuse me?

27 posted on 12/28/2005 1:20:30 PM PST by Howlin (Defeatism may have its partisan uses, but it is not justified by the facts. - GWB, 12/18/05)
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To: balch3

I LOVE it!


28 posted on 12/28/2005 1:20:50 PM PST by MonroeDNA (Look for the union label--on the bat crashing through your windshield!)
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To: pogo101

you were posting pictures while I was typing ;-)


29 posted on 12/28/2005 1:20:54 PM PST by Minnesoootan
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To: FerdieMurphy
Are you offended by what you do not see or hear personally?

Does SouthPark offend me if I don't watch it?

There is a market and audience for what they produce and I don't think we belong to either group.

30 posted on 12/28/2005 1:21:11 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: balch3
It's amazing how so many so called conservatives on FR like this show.

You're not saying that those of us who DO like this show are NOT conservatives, are you?

31 posted on 12/28/2005 1:21:19 PM PST by Howlin (Defeatism may have its partisan uses, but it is not justified by the facts. - GWB, 12/18/05)
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To: balch3; Texas Eagle
It's amazing how so many so called conservatives on FR like this show.

Uh oh. The EVER vaunted "so-called conservatives" argument which is only a LAME attempt at blasting something you either don't know anything about, or watch, which is the case here.

Guess what? I am willing to bet the house that NEITHER of you 2 even watched the episode in question. It was a rip on AA, not Mary Mother of Jesus or the Catholic church. But since you didn't watch the show, neither of you have ANY clue what you are talking about.
32 posted on 12/28/2005 1:21:24 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: FerdieMurphy
BISHOPS' PRESIDENT BLASTS 'SOUTH PARK' EPISODE LAMPOONING MARY

And?

33 posted on 12/28/2005 1:21:41 PM PST by bkepley
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To: FerdieMurphy
Child rape = blasphemy.

34 posted on 12/28/2005 1:21:41 PM PST by I see my hands (Until this civil war heats up.. have a nice day.)
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To: FerdieMurphy
Toleration of this filth heaped upon the Roman Catholic Church and the Blessed Virgin Mary is sinful. All Christians should be angered by this blasphemy.

Righteous indignation is the worst kind of vanity. It makes those getting all hot and bothered about the inconsequential feel important, but mostly just annoys those around them.

There would never be an episode on South Park that would show the muslims' allah engaged in some perversion.

You obviously have never watched South Park.

I think at this point it is safe to ignore your opinion on the matter. At a minimum, tone down the breathless daemonization and know of what you speak.

35 posted on 12/28/2005 1:21:46 PM PST by tortoise (All these moments lost in time, like tears in the rain.)
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To: Howlin
Only imbeciles watch South Park

Excuse me?

Did you whiff or something? I can't tell, I've got a cold.

36 posted on 12/28/2005 1:21:52 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: Texas Eagle
Only imbeciles watch South Park. The show doesn't need any free publicity.

shove it.
37 posted on 12/28/2005 1:21:58 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: Dark Wing; Dog Gone

A late entry in the 2005 "Unclear on the Concept" contest.


38 posted on 12/28/2005 1:22:02 PM PST by Thud
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To: Jeff Chandler
"South Park is what The Simpson's would be if they fired all the writers and replaced them with 15-year-old boys." Well, The Simpsons lost its inspiration about 10 years ago and therefore replacing all the writers with 15-year-olds might be a good step.
39 posted on 12/28/2005 1:22:10 PM PST by TWohlford
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To: GSWarrior
Yes, but they are conservative imbeciles.

Not necessarily.

It's interesting question.

40 posted on 12/28/2005 1:22:37 PM PST by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: pogo101

Bump.


41 posted on 12/28/2005 1:22:46 PM PST by Howlin (Defeatism may have its partisan uses, but it is not justified by the facts. - GWB, 12/18/05)
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To: FerdieMurphy

South Park is infantile potty-humor designed to disgust and offend. I love it. My particular favorite is the one where the kids are on a eco-tour of the rain forest, end up being rescued by a bunch of developers who are bulldozing it, with their guide (voiced by Jennifer Aniston) screaming "I HATE the f***ing rain forest!"


42 posted on 12/28/2005 1:22:54 PM PST by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: FerdieMurphy; EveningStar
How is this episode lampooning Mary?

hmmmm?

You mean to tell me that Mary NEVER MENSTRUATED before or AFTER she had Jesus? Are you KIDDING me?
43 posted on 12/28/2005 1:23:40 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: Howlin

Can't put my finger on it as to why, but I find a strategical placed "Dammit Cartman" funny.


44 posted on 12/28/2005 1:24:02 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (It is easy to call for a pi$$ing contest when you aren't going to be in the line of fire.)
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To: tortoise
Righteous indignation is the worst kind of vanity

It's ironic that you then would respond with your own form of righteous indignation.

45 posted on 12/28/2005 1:24:05 PM PST by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: Phantom Lord
I have seen the show, and it was far more a rip on AA than anything else.

Saved me from having to say it. I thought the way they attacked the twelve step program was hillarious and clever. I thought it was a pretty reasonable attempt to talk about alcoholism and personal responsibility. With that said, I'll admit that I cringed and shook my head a little at a couple of parts of the episode. But, I think I do that at every episode!
46 posted on 12/28/2005 1:24:55 PM PST by andyk (Fear my strategery of misunderestimation.)
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To: tallhappy
I don't get it why some folks are upset that others like South Park.

Lots of conservatives like South Park. Why is that hard to digest?

47 posted on 12/28/2005 1:24:59 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Phantom Lord

Eventually, Quinn departed SNL and even had a pilot on NBC, until the show's provocative content led to its cancellation. But these days, Colin is still busy on the comedy circuit.

This first night this was on, I told my husband "Come in here and watch this, it won't be on long."

48 posted on 12/28/2005 1:25:28 PM PST by Howlin (Defeatism may have its partisan uses, but it is not justified by the facts. - GWB, 12/18/05)
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To: FerdieMurphy

Actually, the show was making fun of idiots who flock to see images of Mary or the "weeping Mary" statue, not Christians or Catholics in general.

Regarding the statement that they never attack Muslims: you might want to check your facts before spouting off uninformed opinions. It's been done multiple times.


49 posted on 12/28/2005 1:25:38 PM PST by Quick1
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To: FerdieMurphy
Hypocrite!

Where is the outrage when they make fun of Jesus, the Son of God?!!!

Mention Mary and there is outrage... Mention Jesus... *crickets*

50 posted on 12/28/2005 1:25:42 PM PST by Zavien Doombringer (Have you gotten your Viking Kittie Patch today? http://www.visualops.com/patch.html)
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