Skip to comments.Pro-Life Group Blasts Philadelphia Inquirer's Anti-Catholic Abortion Cartoon
Posted on 04/23/2007 6:57:29 AM PDT by NYer
Philadelphia, PA (LifeNews.com) -- The Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper is coming under fire for a cartoon it ran following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the federal partial-birth abortion ban. The cartoon entitled Church and State features the five Catholic members of the high court wearing bishop miters.
Joseph Cella, the head of Fidelis, a leading Catholic pro-life group, says the newspaper, "has breached the line of reasonable editorial commentary. This cartoon is venomous, terribly misleading and, blatantly anti-Catholic."
"We call on the Inquirer to repudiate the cartoons anti-Catholic sentiment," Cella told LifeNews.com in a statement.
Cella says the cartoon suggests that the Supreme Court decision to uphold the ban on partial birth abortion was a result of the Catholic Church influencing the votes of the five Catholic Justices on the Supreme Court, who are portrayed as Catholic Bishops.
"The Supreme Court did not follow marching orders from the Vatican or the Bishops in the United States. Instead, the Court deferred to deliberative judgment of the people's elected representatives protected by the Constitution, Cella said.
By exposing this outrageously intolerant cartoon, we hope to contain future attacks on judges of faith, particularly during any future confirmation hearings which will likely prove to be the most contentious in history," he added.
Cella said the Inquirer's cartoon resembles the attack on Judge Bill Pryor, who was mocked for having deeply-held religious beliefs as a Catholic. Pryor faced sharply abusive rhetoric before he was finally confirmed to the federal bench in 2003.
"The Inquirers insinuation that a Catholic judge cannot act dispassionately and apply the law is an affront to all judges of faith, and smacks of anti-Catholic bigotry and elitism of the worst kind," he concluded.
No newspaper would ever dare depict the Supremes as Jewish Rabbis nor as Muslim Imams, yet they can get away with the Catholic Bishop look.
“No newspaper would ever dare depict the Supremes as Jewish Rabbis nor as Muslim Imams”
Neither would be correct, frankly, but I get your point.
It was my experience that the Left will use any racial, religious hatred or social bigotry to the fullest when it suits “the common good”.
If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.
When one runs out of things to say, the next step is to just pick an easy target. I mean, really, they couldn’t attack any substance of the actual ruling because PBA is so repulsive. It’s lazy and very revealing of a the intellectual abyss that liberals wallow in.
Isiah 5:20 Doom to you who call evil good and good evil, Who put darkness in place of light and light in place of darkness, Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! 21 Doom to you who think you're so smart, who hold such a high opinion of yourselves! 22 All you're good at is drinking - champion boozers who collect trophies from drinking bouts 23 And then line your pockets with bribes from the guilty while you violate the rights of the innocent. (from The Message Bible)
If the left so desperately wanted to keep the church out of the state and out of the SCOTUS, then they would have to ban people of ALL faiths (Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, etc) and all Christian denominations from becoming justices.
That would leave Athiests as the only people qualified.
Liberals are Stupid.
Using this logic, it would be just as valid to paint devil horns on the other 4 justices.
The liberal media must be taught that their advertising revenue is in jeopardy if they choose to diss religious and political conservatives.
Utterly disgusting. So are roving mobs of Catholic “youths” going to go out and riot now?
But seriously.... That supporters of PBA are so void of souls that they do not take into consideration the fact that full term babies get scissors stuck into the back of their heads is frightening to me. And that these people have high positions in government should make us all fear for the future.
(Well OK, maybe four who deliberately follow and one who happens to get it right depending on how the political wind blows...)
Anyway, it sure is a nice contrast to the Kennedys, Kerrys, Leahys, Pelosis and Dick Durbins of the world...
Seems to me to get things right when it comes to life matters we need three more Roman Catholics on the Supreme Court.
Isaih 5:20 - Strong words and correct.
Anti-Catholicism, the last “safe” bigotry in America.
Good point! Republicans can be bogus "Catholics" too.
The Inquirer was a paper I read from the ‘40’s till the ‘60’s when I moved to Ca. The Bulletin was my fave. But, both papers were decidedly liberal and only The Daily News there has any opposite opeders in debate. Odd that there are so many Roman Catholics in Pa. and Philly and yet the paper gets away with this bias. When will these dummies understand that Dems run the paper, the city and the state and they are the ones who are behind this bias???
Despicable toon ... and so telling of the paper and the readers who value it.
I don’t get this one. Where you define the beginning of life is a philosophical question, not a religious one. As far as I can tell, the Bible does not address this question, and there are plenty of pro-life athiests.
This ignorant cartoon appears to be an offshoot of the Rosie remark on The SickView.
Just imagine if there were yamakas on the two pro-abortion Jewish judges.
Better cartoon would be Clinton, Feinstein, Boxer and a bunch of other libs eating a roasted Baby.
On the contrary, the Bible has plenty to say about preborn life.
Yes... Heaven forbid we should have anyone using their faith to dictate their legal decisions based on laws that follow the teachings of Christ.
Imus is gone, but Rosie continues to get a mic in her face?
ON April 19th Rosie O’Donut made her latest blooper attack for which ABC pays her handsomely.
Video and dialogue here:
I've just read the dialog, and if there were ever an example of moral relativism, Rosie O'Donnel drips with it.
My goodness... It's all about choice for the mother, and not a single thought given to the life of the boy or girl that is destroyed in the process.
Rosie is so factually wrong on almost everything she says, that one knows hardly where to begin.
She is sick, and really is in trouble in regards to her soul. Apparently though, this too is her choice.
It is pretty anti-Catholic.
A Presbyterian friend called out to Durbin (during a local campaign appearance for Obama in '04) that he should repent because of all the babies he's killed, and that he should stop calling himself a Catholic until he does. The look on Durbin's face and the rage in his voice when he yelled back something about how we shouldn't be judging him...you'd think he'd been accused of child molesting.
LOL! I would've gladly paid to see that.
"Hey, let's all go to the sex club like Jack Ryan!"
"No, you go on ahead, sir. We're not into that."
A number of the dems came past and answer the "Proud Yet?" sign by saying they were indeed proud that their party protected the right to choose. I told them that being proud to be murderers was a pretty sad place to be. Some of them were already ticked because they had walked past my Presbyterian friend to get there, and he was asking each person who came by him if they knew how a PBA is performed.
All in all, it was some of the best Freeping I've ever done...even better than the time I was out in front of Dem HQ with a Kerry sign and a Viet Cong costume. And I guarantee that the folks at the Keyes rally in October had more fun (even though we knew we were losing horribly) than any of these poor Dem clowns.
And boy, did all those zeroes across the top of the sign make an impression!
Especially cool when you can promote American values, take a stand for righteousness, and have so much fun doing it all :)
The SCOTUS, in 1961, referred to secular humanism as a religion. The left doesn't want all religion out of the state, they want THEIR religion IN the state.
Notice how Ginsburg and her friends were not depicted with their tiaras for the actual and reigning state religion of the US - secular humanism.
When the left says they believe in the separation of church and state, what they mean is separation of the people from their faith. They are not opposed to a state religion, they just demand that it be theirs.
You truly nailed it!! That reminds me of the homily delivered by (then) Cardinal Ratzinger as the Cardinals prepared to gather in conclave to elect the next pope.
How many winds of doctrine have we known in recent decades, how many ideological currents, how many ways of thinking. The small boat of the thought of many Christians has often been tossed about by these waves - flung from one extreme to another: from Marxism to liberalism, even to libertinism; from collectivism to radical individualism; from atheism to a vague religious mysticism; from agnosticism to syncretism and so forth. Every day new sects spring up, and what St Paul says about human deception and the trickery that strives to entice people into error (cf. Eph 4: 14) comes true.
Study child sacrifice.
It would be good if local Catholics protested. And yes, I've been saying it all my life, the media and others get away with blatant slams against the Catholic church, that they wouldn't dare try with other religions.
Just like they attack Cuban Americans more than any other ethnic or racial group.
Catholics Protest outside every Planned parenthood in Delaware valley every day but SUNDAY the BUTCHERS rest!