Skip to comments.Viacom's Showtime Slanders Mother Teresa
Posted on 05/25/2005 4:57:31 PM PDT by wagglebee
When shareholders of media conglomerate Viacom show up for their annual meeting tomorrow, they'll face the wrath of Catholic League President Dr. William Donahue over a shocking Showtime episode that slandered the late Mother Teresa and her order of nuns in the vilest of terms.
According to Donahue, who plans a press conference in front of the hotel in New York City where the Viacom meeting is being held, an episode of Showtime's Penn and Teller show "Holier Than Thou was a "Nazi-like assault on Catholicism, and on the person the show calls "Mother F***ing Teresa. Showtime is owned by Viacom.
Stormed Donahue, "In the 12 years that I have been president of the Catholic League, I have never witnessed a more vicious attack on Catholicism than what appeared this week on the Showtime program, Penn and Teller. The episode, Holier Than Thou, was a frontal assault on Mother Teresa and her order of nuns, Missionaries of Charity (as well as Gandhi and the Dali Lama).
"Like most Americans, I like parodies and have no problem, per se, with irreverent humor. But when humor becomes insult, that is a different story. And that is what happens here: comedy quickly morphs to vitriol. Indeed, as the show progresses, the level of anger becomes palpable and the degree of distortion becomes mindboggling. This is no comedyit is Nazi propaganda right out of the Leni Riefenstahl school of filmmaking.
"The Mother Teresa that the world has come to love and revere is made to look like a cruel, exploitative, self-serving nun who ripped off the poor. We are told that Mother Teresa intentionally let the poor suffer, providing neither beds nor bathroom facilities. She had the f***ing coin and pissed it away on nunneries, says Penn. As for the nuns who worked with Mother Teresa, they are referred to as f***ing c***s.
"It does not bother me when they call me Catholic Boy on the show (though the term Jew Boy would never cross their lips), nor does it concern me when they talk about f**ers like Bill Donohue [who] only see good in her. But when they mock the Catholic Churchs teaching on the meaning of suffering, and when they say of the poor that They had to suffer so that Mother F***ing Teresa could be enlightened, then they are behaving like monsters.
"We will mail a tape of select portions of this broadcast to many interested parties, including the bishops. And we will hold a press conference tomorrow outside the hotel where Viacom is holding its annual stockholders meeting. They havent heard the end of this yet.
Donohue, who will be joined by some Catholic League staff members, said he will answer any questions following a few remarks. He promised that copies the Catholic League news release on this subject, "Mother F***ing TeresaCourtesy of Viacom, will be distributed to Viacom shareholders as they enter the hotel.
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don't watch it
What are these people trying to accomplish, what is their agenda?
Sometimes, it's as if people get offended just so people can be offended.
Calling CABLEVISION and dropping SHOWTIME as I type this.
Will be passing this info to over 15k other Catholics
I guess it wouldn't bother you if there was a TV show referring to every women in your family in the most vulgar terms imaginable.
Remember a year ago they defamed Reagan as he lay dying.
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With the Oriana Fallaci lawsuit in mind, maybe the Catholic League and other organizations like that ought to take a page from the Muslims and SUE! I am serious. Wouldn't that make a great statement? We Catholics are offended and are taking you to court.
Can you imagine some left wing commedians like these creeps ever assailing and demeaning Islam the way they do Catholicism? You can't do that because Islam is protected by "PC" for some reason. So maybe Christian groups ought to start getting more proactive and take these people to court. I know it sounds crazy, but look how Muslim groups are suing people who offend them.
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Calm down. It's not like they flushed a Koran or anything important. We are just talking about Catholics here and everybody knows they are fair game.
I think this should be publicized in every Catholic church in America. There are more than enough Catholics in this country to just about ruin Viacom. Mother Teresa was one of the most beloved people of the 20th century.
Penn & Teller mock religion. It's what they do.
Penn & Teller would never mock Islam, because it could get them killed. But Catholics, Evangelicals and Orthodox Jews are fair game.
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EMAIL ALL SHOWTIME CONTACTS
SHOWTIME - East Coast
New York, NY 10019
SHOWTIME - West Coast
10880 Wilshire Blvd. Stes. 1500 & 1600
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Robert Greenblatt, President, Entertainment
Matthew C. Blank, Chairman/CEO
Peter Keramidas, Exec. VP, Programming & New Media Content
Gary Levine, Exec. VP, Original Programming
Pancho Mansfield, Sr. VP, Development, Original Programming
Sharon Byrens, VP, Motion Picture Development
Matthew Duda, Exec. VP, Program Acquisitions & Planning
Faye Katz, Publicist
I predict the big Z is just over the horizon! Take a snif!
Mother Theresa was a sham and no saint. She never performed any miracles. Her and her dictator friends.
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