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VIRGIN MARY DEFILED ON “SOUTH PARK”
Catholic League ^ | December 8, 2005 | William Donohue

Posted on 12/09/2005 5:50:13 AM PST by NYer

Catholic League president Bill Donohue remarked today about last night’s episode of “South Park” (it will run again for the next three nights):

 

“A ‘South Park’ character gets a DWI and is ordered to attend AA meetings.  Told about the 12-step program, he concludes that he needs a miracle to cure him.  The plot then focuses on a statue of the Virgin Mary who is ‘bleeding out her ass.’  The Vatican dispatches a cardinal to investigate and he is sprayed with blood when he walks behind the statue.  He then declares this to be a miracle, which draws even more people.  The alcoholic, now in a wheelchair, is also sprayed with blood: he then claims he is cured and jumps out of his seat.

 

“Pope Benedict XVI goes to investigate.  He, too, is sprayed with blood when he walks behind the statue.  A reporter says, ‘The pope investigated further and determined that the statue was not bleeding out its ass, but its vagina.’  To which the pope replies: ‘A chick bleeding out her vagina is no miracle.  Chicks bleed out their vaginas all the time.’

 

“Comedy Central is a subsidiary of MTV, which is owned by Viacom.  On the board of directors of Viacom is a practicing Catholic and a distinguished public servant, Joseph A. Califano; he served under Presidents Johnson and Carter.  We are writing to him today requesting that he intervene in this matter.  We want a) an apology to Roman Catholics and b) a pledge that this episode be permanently retired and not be made available on DVD.  In the event Viacom does not cooperate, we are asking Mr. Califano to issue his own statement of condemnation.  We are asking our members to contact him as well.  Remember, they chose to insult Our Blessed Mother on the eve of the Immaculate Conception, and the holy day itself

“Joseph A. Califano is chairman of the board of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.  He can be reached at CASA, 633 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10017; phone, 212-841-5200; fax, 212-956-8020; email, employment@casacolumbia.org.”


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1 posted on 12/09/2005 5:50:14 AM PST by NYer
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2 posted on 12/09/2005 5:50:52 AM PST by NYer (“Socialism is the religion people get when they lose their religion")
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To: EveningStar; ecurbh

It's not a miracle....


3 posted on 12/09/2005 5:51:13 AM PST by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/ 1,000 knives and counting!)
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To: NYer

Folks who watch South Park expecting to not get offended, need to get their heads checked.
You might not like Matt & Trey's comedy, but that's what it is.
(For the less nuanced, I refer to comedy in the Aristotelian sense, not the sit-com sense. cf. The Name of the Rose.)


4 posted on 12/09/2005 5:52:22 AM PST by dyed_in_the_wool ("Man's character is his destiny" - Heracleitus)
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To: NYer

Do they realize that South Park insults EVERY religion?


5 posted on 12/09/2005 5:52:37 AM PST by Lunatic Fringe (North Texas Solutions http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Whatever they do is fine, but for the love of Allah, don't flush the Koran down the toilet.


6 posted on 12/09/2005 5:52:44 AM PST by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit ("A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." - Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: NYer

Love SouthPark.
The Virgin part of this episode was over the top.
I'm not Catholic, but found it unwatchable.


7 posted on 12/09/2005 5:52:48 AM PST by ConservativeGreek
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To: NYer

Good luck. Has anyone fought South Park and won? I'm surprised it took 8 years for them to start trashing the Catholic Church, they've taken on everyone else.


8 posted on 12/09/2005 5:52:51 AM PST by HostileTerritory
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To: NYer

If people want to watch this trash, it's still a free country. At least they weren't blaspheming Mohammad.


9 posted on 12/09/2005 5:52:52 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: NYer

Uh...think controversy is what they're hoping for?


10 posted on 12/09/2005 5:53:00 AM PST by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: NYer
South Park bashes just about everyone. They aren't going to apologize or pull the toon.
11 posted on 12/09/2005 5:53:17 AM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: dyed_in_the_wool

I really can't picture the Pope watching this episode--presumably dubbed into German. Or Latin?


12 posted on 12/09/2005 5:53:39 AM PST by HostileTerritory
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To: NYer

Reason #4821 I do not watch South Park.


13 posted on 12/09/2005 5:53:55 AM PST by TXBSAFH ("I would rather be a free man in my grave then living as a puppet or a slave." - Jimmy Cliff)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
Do they realize that South Park insults EVERY religion?

I think they might have missed the Zoroastrians, but they still have a lot of episodes this season.

14 posted on 12/09/2005 5:54:26 AM PST by KarlInOhio (In memory of Alvin Owen, Thsai-Shai Yang, Yen-I Yang and Yee Chen Lin:the victims of Tookie Williams)
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To: NYer
The episode was very offensive.

It wasn't that funny.

15 posted on 12/09/2005 5:54:31 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: EveningStar

Lookie!


16 posted on 12/09/2005 5:54:43 AM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: NYer

Stand in line. You'll get your apology right after the scientologists, muslims, gays, jews, diabled, elderly, asians, blacks, evangelicals, aliens, doctors, lawyers....


17 posted on 12/09/2005 5:55:16 AM PST by MediaMole
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To: NYer
They've also portrayed Jesus fighting Satan in a boxing arena.
Expect to be offended if you watch Southpark.
18 posted on 12/09/2005 5:56:23 AM PST by Redgirl (Son, you got a pantie on your head!)
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To: NYer
I knew when they named the only black guy "Token" that they didn't set any limits.

They will eventually go farther than this.

19 posted on 12/09/2005 5:56:58 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: mlc9852

i have never watched this program, but something tells me they dont mock islam like they do the virgin mary. im not catholic btw. but i do find this offensive, it is crude to mock others religions. no, south park will not do this to islam, not if they want to keep their heads attached to their hollyweird bodies.


20 posted on 12/09/2005 5:57:18 AM PST by son of caesar (son of caesar)
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To: NYer

I think we should call on the great queen spider and find the answer.


21 posted on 12/09/2005 5:57:32 AM PST by Porterville (Beware the Egyptian Politics)
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To: NYer

Satire is one thing...this goes beyond the pale...


22 posted on 12/09/2005 5:57:34 AM PST by nevergore (“It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.”)
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To: NYer

Southpark does rude things like this this to many good things, and many bad things, too. Been doing rude things to Jesus for years. Consider the source.

I don't watch it.


23 posted on 12/09/2005 5:57:51 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: HostileTerritory
I'm surprised it took 8 years for them to start trashing the Catholic Church, they've taken on everyone else.

I guess you missed the season 5 episode "Red Hot Catholic Love".

24 posted on 12/09/2005 5:58:01 AM PST by KarlInOhio (In memory of Alvin Owen, Thsai-Shai Yang, Yen-I Yang and Yee Chen Lin:the victims of Tookie Williams)
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To: NYer

25 posted on 12/09/2005 5:58:03 AM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: NYer

"South Park" will never grace my TV, I'd rather watch TVLand instead.


26 posted on 12/09/2005 5:58:03 AM PST by NRA1995 (Jesus is the reason for the season)
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To: NYer
I haven't forgiven them for portraying Stevie Nicks as a goat.

That was over the top.

27 posted on 12/09/2005 5:58:21 AM PST by glock rocks ("God's gift to you is life itself. What you do with it is your gift to God." - Leo Buscaglia)
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To: NYer
Still waiting for the episode where they wipe their @ss with the koran and show Mohammed taking it up the tailpipe from satan.

Oh, wait ... stupid me - we're only supposed to mock Christianity.
28 posted on 12/09/2005 5:58:33 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: NYer

They'll get by as long as they don't do anything similar with the Prophet Mohammed. Then the writers and producers will be targeted for assassination like Van Gogh.


29 posted on 12/09/2005 5:58:54 AM PST by twigs
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Whatever they do is fine, but for the love of Allah, don't flush the Koran down the toilet.

That episode is probably in the works.

30 posted on 12/09/2005 5:59:35 AM PST by Cliff Dweller ("get thar fustest with the mostest." GEN NB Forrest)
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To: NYer

Geez. What it must be like to wake up every day expecting/hoping to be offended/dissed.


31 posted on 12/09/2005 6:01:01 AM PST by Crawdad (So the guy says to the doctor, "It hurts when I do this.")
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To: DainBramage

"They will eventually go farther than this."

You mean jump the shark? They have been on TV for something like 10 years. They have already gone farther.


32 posted on 12/09/2005 6:01:16 AM PST by commonguymd (My impatience is far more advanced than any known technology.)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

I don't watch it. First of all I think it is stupid but that's me and I am very choosey about what I watch. Also, it doesn't matter if they insult EVERY religion. Why do people have to try and insult other people's religions anyway? What the hell does that have to do with comedy anyway? Nothing. All I can say is people should be pickier about the trash they watch on TV. I respect EVERYONE's religion but then again I'm not the writers of that assinine show. It may be popular but...


33 posted on 12/09/2005 6:01:28 AM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than anyone will ever know. He's A++)
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To: NYer
Remember, they chose to insult Our Blessed Mother on the eve of the Immaculate Conception, and the holy day itself.

I am Catholic myself, and did not see the episode, but I do have a question. Were they insulting Mary, or were they insulting the human beings that try to gain attention for themselves by claiming to see images of Mary in things like grilled cheese sandwiches?

34 posted on 12/09/2005 6:02:54 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Porterville
I forgot about the Queen spider at the Vatican, that was a good one.

Everyone doesn't have to find the same things funny, but everyone shouldn't get so offended by a show that fervently upholds the mantle of equal opportunity satire. Still, I'm proud that the Freepers, unlike arrogant liberals, understand that the first line of action is to change the channel. If we were all DU'ers (who hate the show because of the moonbat-idoleology-bashing), we'd be demanding that Parker and Stone be sued and the show taken off the air.

35 posted on 12/09/2005 6:02:54 AM PST by cchandler
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To: HostileTerritory
? I'm surprised it took 8 years for them to start trashing the Catholic Church,

You must have missed the pedophile priest episode.

36 posted on 12/09/2005 6:03:12 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: HairOfTheDog

Why would any adult watch such childish filth?


37 posted on 12/09/2005 6:03:13 AM PST by BigCinBigD (Merry Christmas!)
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To: dyed_in_the_wool
Folks who watch South Park expecting to not get offended, need to get their heads checked.

True. South Park is hilarious but this is a bit much.

38 posted on 12/09/2005 6:03:27 AM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: NYer

"Remember, they chose to insult Our Blessed Mother on the eve of the Immaculate Conception, and the holy day itself."

Satan inspired no doubt. The sad thing is for some, desecrating holy things is "funny".


39 posted on 12/09/2005 6:03:30 AM PST by rjp2005
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To: NYer; All

None of you understand that it was a parody of the recent reports about a recent statue of the HM that was reportedly bleeding. Thats what SP does, it makes fun of daily happenings in this country.


40 posted on 12/09/2005 6:03:52 AM PST by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: NYer

I stopped watching South Park after the Mel Gibson episode last season.


41 posted on 12/09/2005 6:04:11 AM PST by DoctorMichael (The Fourth-Estate is a Fifth-Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: son of caesar

"south park will not do this to islam, not if they want to keep their heads attached to their hollyweird bodies."

Now THAT's something I can agree with you on.



42 posted on 12/09/2005 6:04:16 AM PST by milford421
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To: Redgirl
They've also portrayed Jesus fighting Satan in a boxing arena.

Yet that episode came out with a positive comment on Jesus. Those who trusted in Satan lost.

43 posted on 12/09/2005 6:04:22 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: glock rocks
I haven't forgiven them for portraying Stevie Nicks as a goat.

They make up for it with Mecha Streisand.

44 posted on 12/09/2005 6:04:52 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Either way; it's still disgusting and not funny.


45 posted on 12/09/2005 6:05:47 AM PST by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: NYer

We know that God is just, and He will smite these decadent infidels in this decadent culture in His own time.


47 posted on 12/09/2005 6:06:12 AM PST by Prod Convert (To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths of all the Western stars, until I die......)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Do they insult atheism, paganism, secularism, and moral relativism as well?


48 posted on 12/09/2005 6:06:29 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
Been doing rude things to Jesus for years.

Heh... not really! Jesus saved Santa from Muslim terrorists and saved Christmas! :~D and that's why we think of him every year at Christmas! He's a hero

They're not making fun of Mary in this latest episode... they're making fun of people who think they're cured by anything coming out of a statue.

49 posted on 12/09/2005 6:06:30 AM PST by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/ 1,000 knives and counting!)
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To: eastforker

We get it. And it's still not funny.


50 posted on 12/09/2005 6:07:03 AM PST by bonfire (dwindler)
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