Skip to comments.Mel Gibson Tirades are the Distilled Violence, Cruelty, & Bigotry of Right-wing Catholic Ideology
Posted on 07/19/2010 5:44:38 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
Here is a man whose every word and deed is easily explicable once you know the single essential thing about him: He is a member of a fascist splinter group that believes it is the salvation of the Catholic Church.
This schismatic crackpot sect is headed by Mel Gibson's father, Hutton Gibson, a nutty autodidact with a sideline in Holocaust denial.
Like many ultra-conservative Catholics, the Gibsons, père et fils, have never forgiven the Vatican for lifting the charge of deicide against the Jews in 1964.
Less well-remembered, perhaps, is the interview in which he announced that his wife of many years and the mother of his children would not, alas, be able to join him in paradise.
It was not a matter of her moral character. It was simply that she had not seen fit to join the one true church.
Her condemnation, then, was "a pronouncement from the chair."
Gibson has now traded in this long-suffering ladyhopelessly rupturing his sacred marriage vowsfor another, younger one, who, to phrase it delicately, was almost certainly not picked for her salient Catholic virtues.
In doing this, he must have had a consciousness, however dim, of having endangered his immortal soul.
(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...
I know I should pray for this man’s recovery, but frankly I have more important things to do.
Paging the Theology Wonks!
Funny, I’m as right wing as can possibly be, 500 times more to the right than Mel, and I’m a Catholic. Yet I support Israel and I don’t beat women; or have a problem being a stumbling dunkard.
Watch it Pelosi and the late Kennedy are Catholics
Beliefs belong in church.
What more is there to say?
Mel Gibson practices his own bizarre form of Catholicism. This fact negates any feeble case that Hitchens is attempting to make.
Even if they are fake.
No they are not.
The fact that his wife is meeting him in Australia with some of his kids shows that they love, they love him and want him to kick the alcohol addiction that leads to so much awful behavior. Pray for this guy. He has great potential as we know, and the booze is helping satan infest him - but his family knows this.
God uses all for good, even our decisiobs to caste Him aside and sin terribly. Maybe this will bring him into Full Communion? Only prayer will do it, so pray.
The only good Catholic is a lapse cafeteria Catholic that proclaoms to be practicing, and that’s the position of the government controlled media always.
Yeah Hitchens and Ted Kaczynski’s tirades are the norm for the left. What a sorry excuse for a hatefilled screed.
Christopher Hitchens is the bigot in the living room. JMHO
He is NOT a Catholic.
Are you talking about the Drudge report? Mel's publicist denied that he's going to Australia.
Well, you know this is at least a part of why this story is getting so much coverage, when things like Acorn and the black panthers stories aren’t. One fits the agenda and one doesn’t.
(Not defending mel’s behavior at all, it was absolutely disgusting).
What more is there to say?
1) You're wrong. Beliefs (if truly believed) are integral to the person and shouldn't have to be left behind to participate in society. Certainly, your belief that others' beliefs belong in Church is a part of you...!
2) Your homepage is scary...
For real, full-on, unadulterated violence and hatred, you might do better looking at pagan National Socialism and atheistic International Communism ...
But that might be too close to home.
Mel Gibson is a scumbag, but that is his choice; it has nothing to do with his Catholicism. These dishonest people just use this pretense to vent their hatred of religion --- all religion.