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Some In Mainstream Media In Full Anti-Catholic Meltdown Mode
The American Catholic ^ | 2/23/12 | Dave Hartline

Posted on 02/23/2012 6:52:12 AM PST by marshmallow

Some in the mainstream media are so angry about the existence of faithful Catholics that they can’t help themselves in becoming unhinged. I will reference the main points, but suffice to say that I could write a book on the subject. These latest quotes have caused me to scramble to get information to my editor so as to include at least some of this in my upcoming book; The Tide Continues To Turn Toward Catholicism, a follow up to my first book. For starters it seems some in mainstream media are so ignorant of religion that even though 90% of Americans belong to some form of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, which all believe that evil is manifested through a figure known as Satan, the media still finds it in their power to mock anyone who thinks evil exists. Some in the media seemed to take glee in pouncing on Catholic and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. He was called a kook, a nut, deranged, a mullah and an ayatollah, not by nameless posters on leftwing blogs but named writers in serious newspapers.

Leading the charge was that maven of militant secularism and angry people everywhere, Maureen Dowd. Here are some of the spoiled nuggets from her dung heap. She calls Santorum a “mullah” who wants to take, “women back to the caves.” She goes on to deride anyone who actually believes in the teachings of the Catholicism that she once practiced.

Never one to miss a chance at apostasy and heresy; Chris Matthews entered the fray with both of his tingling legs. Matthews claimed the reason the Catholic Church is growing is because homophobic converts are coming into the Church. It would appear that Mr. Matthews is off his meds. Has anyone ever informed mister leg tingler.........

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1 posted on 02/23/2012 6:52:14 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
A colleague of mine was openly mocked in the workplace -- by Mgmt, in the presence of an HR drone -- for having ashes on the forehead yesterday.

"...Oh the times, they are a-changing..."

2 posted on 02/23/2012 6:58:32 AM PST by the invisib1e hand
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To: marshmallow

“calls Santorum a “mullah” who wants to take, “women back to the caves.”

Since she has insulted muzzies, shouldn’t she be stoned to death now?


3 posted on 02/23/2012 7:05:16 AM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: marshmallow

For the life of me I can not understand how it is not pointed out ever that both the democrat party and the progressive movement were closely aligned with the KKK and that the war against Catholics and religious freedom is nothing new at all here in America. It is no surprise at all that today’s progressives are anti-Catholic and anti-religious freedom being the progressive movement always has been this way.

Hugo Black, who was a democrat, a progressive and a KKK lawyer ushered in the false Consitutional premise of Separation of Church and State with the intention of driving religion behind closed doors. The KKK was known to be anti-Catholic and anti-religious freedom and was closely aligned with the progressive movment.

Is it a coincidence that the main propaganda used against the Catholic church comes from homosexual assaults on children being that the KKK progressive movement is in bed with the GLBT lobby?


4 posted on 02/23/2012 7:10:24 AM PST by TheBigIf
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To: marshmallow

Isn`t this a hate crime and breaking of federal law?


5 posted on 02/23/2012 7:12:13 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (Anti-catholic a hate crime? - Who knew?)
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To: bunkerhill7

No such thing as a hate crime when the victim is white or Christian.


6 posted on 02/23/2012 7:14:31 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: marshmallow

I was raised to think of Roman Catholics as the Antichrist. Man, I was wrong! Orthodox Catholics face the same challenges as orthodox evangelicals. Liberals and revisionists have been trying for decades to destroy any remnants of truthin all Christian divisions. Catholicism, at its heart contains the Gospel. I’m not too keen or educated about the millennia of historical accretions that sometimes goes along with Catholicism, but it’s time for all orthodox Americans to support Rick Santorum and his espousal of Godly values.


7 posted on 02/23/2012 7:25:17 AM PST by 2nd Amendment
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To: the invisib1e hand

“A coleague of mine was openly mocked in the workplace — by Mgmt, in the presence of an HR drone — for having ashes on the forehead yesterday”...and that’s when the fight started.


8 posted on 02/23/2012 7:34:07 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: marshmallow

When the Catholics were attacked, a sleeping giant was awoken.


9 posted on 02/23/2012 7:34:30 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: MrB

It is called “selected application” of the law.


10 posted on 02/23/2012 7:35:50 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: marshmallow

I remember reading a rather shocking bit a long time ago, when the Democrat party “sort of” embraced antisemitism, or at least let their rank and file know that they would not be condemned for it, when they wanted to attack Israel, while saying it was different than hating Jews.

On a left leaning forum, there was a bitter argument between those damning Israel and those non-leftists defending both Israel and Jews.

The defenders pointed out that the leftist statement that “I am not antisemitic, I just hate Israel” is ridiculous, which was so frustrating to one of the leftists that after a long argument, he blurted out:

“If hating Israel and thinking that it and the Israelis should be destroyed is antisemitic, so be it, I am an antisemite!”

A cathartic, and somewhat scary moment.

My point is that now it seems, the Democrat party is moving in that same direction against Catholics. Insisting that they still “like and respect Catholics, that it is Catholicism they hate.” The same perverse self-deception.

But now Chris Matthews seemingly has had a cathartic, and potentially scary moment. He has admitted to himself that he utterly hates Catholics.

It was not that long ago when the Democrat party actively supported the efforts of the KKK to attack Catholics and Jews.

The Democrats have been this way probably since Andrew Jackson, best remembered as having conducted a severe ethnic cleansing of American Indians, his former allies, from East of the Mississippi, and when just before he left office, he plunged America into its worst economic depression until the Great Depression.

Mark Twain depicted a fairly accurate caricature of a Jacksonian Democrat in the character ‘Pap’ Finn, father of Huckleberry. Poor, uneducated, alcoholic, abusive, mean, and filled with burning hate of anyone he thought better than himself. He felt that if a man had $50 in his pocket, it should be taken from him, as he could not have earned it legitimately.

Such men were the substance of the KKK and the Democrats. Hateful, mean “trash” who embraced black slavery for the sole reason that there would be someone, anyone, they could look down on and despise. Such people were also the impulse behind post-war sharecropping, segregation, Jim Crow laws, and the persistence of racism.

The Democrats have not really changed one bit. They have just, for a brief time, convinced themselves that they are so superior to everyone else that they can be magnanimous to their inferiors, as long as their inferiors admit to their inferiority, and grovel before them.


11 posted on 02/23/2012 8:01:58 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: marshmallow

bkmk


12 posted on 02/23/2012 8:15:03 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

” anyone, they could look down on and despise.”

That’s exactly what I’ve been seeing on FB.
With our particular high school class...FB has been a reunion spot.
Many have “friended” each other simply because we went to the same small town high school, even if we didn’t know each other all that well.
It has been an interesting insight to view the different attitudes, beliefs, and values of everyone.

Your post is spot on when it comes to the lefties.
They are always angry, and they always need a target to mock so they can feel superior.
One person was still ranting about Palin recently.
It doesn’t matter that she isn’t running for anything.
I think they would love it if she were - they really enjoy gathering around, pointing, and inventing straw men to destroy.

If anyone is going to start stoning anyone in the public square - it sure isn’t going to be conservatives.

Look around and find the group with the most intense, passionate hatred.
That would be the left.


13 posted on 02/23/2012 8:42:44 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: the invisib1e hand
A colleague of mine was openly mocked in the workplace -- by Mgmt, in the presence of an HR drone -- for having ashes on the forehead yesterday.

Well, here's hoping he didn't turn the other cheek.

14 posted on 02/23/2012 8:46:53 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Scotswife

Leftism is based on the first lies - you can be gods. You are “good”, you can define good and evil for yourself.

So, when they know, viscerally, that they aren’t “good”,
they seek ways to justify and affirm their “goodness”.

That includes taking a superior attitude, putting others down, and advocating that other peoples’ money be confiscated to do good works.


15 posted on 02/23/2012 8:54:00 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

The most interesting thing I’ve noticed, is how different types of catholics are reacting to the hoopla.

The social justice types are just as clueless as ever.

I really wonder if they actually hear anything when they go to mass?
To read what some of them are putting up? It would seem that absolutely nothing is getting absorbed while at church.


16 posted on 02/23/2012 8:59:13 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife

What if their priest is more interested in presenting the “social gospel” instead of THE gospel?

That would account for a lot of it. Bad shepherding.


17 posted on 02/23/2012 9:06:51 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: marshmallow

Remember, according to the media the only “good” Roman Catholic is a bad Roman Catholic.

Whether Roman Catholic or Protestant, this Lutheran satire on the media and their double-standards on what is “controversial” is pretty spot-on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87vo2jkmJUg


18 posted on 02/23/2012 9:15:40 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Both of the characters were asinine on purpose. Just to show controversy. It seems the comments show true prejudices.


19 posted on 02/23/2012 9:40:00 AM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: dynachrome
What would America look like without God giving us our rights and freedoms? Ho Dowd should look at history and learn what happens when people replace God's law with the law of men. The names Hitler and Stalin should help her see what a God less world gets.
20 posted on 02/23/2012 10:05:34 AM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: marshmallow
mainstream media(sic)

The DLEMM - Dominant Liberal Establishment Mass Media - doesn't reflect mainstream thought. It shouldn't be referred to as such.

21 posted on 02/23/2012 10:36:04 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: TheBigIf
Probably for the same reason that it's almost never pointed out that Planned Parenthood was established with the goal of exterminating the negro race along with other "undesirables".

Behind every double standard lies an unconfessed single standard.

22 posted on 02/23/2012 10:42:59 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: MrB

that would be a diocese-wide problem here.

But even our liberal bishop signed that letter of protest.

If he had signed a letter of protest about some obscure military or economic action of our government - you could be sure that would have been a hot topic of discussion.

Now maybe I missed the righteous anger over this power grab - and maybe someone simply hasn’t told me about it.

Or....there isn’t any righteous anger.


23 posted on 02/23/2012 11:13:02 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: massgopguy

Yeah, well, I’m sure it’s best for all that I didn’t learn about it until after the fact.


24 posted on 02/23/2012 3:28:08 PM PST by the invisib1e hand
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To: marshmallow

**The Tide Continues To Turn Toward Catholicism**

So many deny this.


25 posted on 02/23/2012 5:06:56 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: the invisib1e hand

“Blessed are they who are persecuted......”


26 posted on 02/23/2012 5:07:36 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: johngrace

I didn’t think the woman character was asinine. Just a faithful practicing Lutheran(LCMS or WELS variety) laywoman following what her church has taught for centuries. Disclaimer: I’m a Presbyterian(PCA) layman who has no problem voting for a faithful Roman Catholic(like Santorum) who shares my views on life, family and religious liberty.


27 posted on 02/23/2012 5:07:48 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: 2nd Amendment

Thanks for your honest sharing. We have a lot more in common than what we differ on!


28 posted on 02/23/2012 5:09:23 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Scotswife
**That’s exactly what I’ve been seeing on FB.**


 

First They Came for the Jews

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

~Pastor Martin Niemöller

Community and individuality are not opposites. People cannot survive on their own. When the odds are stacked against you, you must rally with the oppressed and hated.

When a growing oppressive regime is taking hold, you must act, otherwise you will soon face your enemy alone and hopeless.

Strength of community is a strength as much as individualism, as long you are willing to face weaknesses in your own community. Ignoring slacking values will mean that you will be rallied against by those you oppress.

Niemöller affirms we must rally against unhealthy organized regimes. We must also stay vigilant with those that appear to be good natured, as all organisation attracts corruption. Niemöller also warns us that if it is you who are corrupt, then you will face a stronger combined force of foe!

~Vexen Crabtree


29 posted on 02/23/2012 5:12:10 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: MrB

“Catholic social ministry begins and ends with Jesus Christ,” he said. “If it doesn’t, it isn’t Catholic.”

~Archbishop Chaput


30 posted on 02/23/2012 5:13:47 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
“Blessed are they who are persecuted......”

can't argue with that.

31 posted on 02/23/2012 7:08:58 PM PST by the invisib1e hand
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