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More Evidence of the Media’s Anti-Christian Bias

Comedian Bill Maher’s hatred of all things religious is well known. Take for instance his recent comments on The View. Among other things, Maher asserted that “pretty much all religion” is bad, “childish destructive nonsense.” That’s funny. And here I thought pretty much all atheist comedians were snide, bitter morons. Oh well.

But Mahr’s comments comparing the Pope and the Catholic Church to the polygamous Mormon cult in Texas, says more about the media’s complicity than the comedian’s shamelessness.

Whenever a cult leader sets himself up as God’s infallible wingman, here on Earth, lock away the kids. Which is why I’d like to tip off law enforcement to an even larger child-abusing religious cult. Its leader also has a compound, and this guy not only operates outside the bounds of the law, but he used to be a Nazi and he wears funny hats. That’s right, the Pope is coming to America this week and ladies, he’s single!

Now I know what you’re thinking: “Bill, you shouldn’t be saying that the Catholic Church is no better than this creepy Texas cult.” For one, altar boys can’t even get pregnant. But really, what tripped up the little cult on the prairie was that they only abused hundreds of kids, not thousands, all over the world. Cults get raided, religions get parades. How does the Catholic Church get away with all of their buggery? Volume, volume, volume!

I am not an apologist for the Catholic Church, but the under-reporting of Mahr’s comments is indicative of a gross double-standard in today’s media. Had similar statements been made about Muslims or Jews, it would be front page news, and the author would be drummed off the air! Don Imus was fired for his insults and insensitivities, but Bill Mahr is winked at. Why?

Statistics indicate that the United States boasts the third largest population of Catholics in the world, over 76 million members. So calling them the largest “child-abusing religious cult” and their leader a “Nazi” should at least elicit a blurb. But, alas, the media elites turn a blind eye. Still, I’m not sure who’s at fault here: the anti-religious American press, or the 76 million Catholics who don’t say a blessed thing. . .

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  • jason April 17, 2008, 2:23 AM

    i think thta a lot of the “media” is obssesed with the concept of “the tyranny of the majority”… any attack on that “majority” (real or perceived) is welcomed as “adding to a healthy debate”… however, any counter-view is viewed not as a mere rebutal, rather an “insensitive lashing out of a close-minded status quo”…

    not only does this make you think about the state of media and freedom of speech… but it makes you wonder what could have POSSIBLY happened to Mahr to make him so bent against religion… I’m sure he, and many like him are in the prayers of many, constantly.

  • Mike Duran April 17, 2008, 11:29 AM

    Great point, Jason. Dissent against the majority is valued as long as it aligns with the media’s secular biases. Mahr can speak unchallenged against the Catholic Church, in part, because the media elites share his hostilities. But as I suggest in this post, the lack of “dissent” by the Catholic constituency is equally to blame for those of Mahr’s ilk. Thanks for your comments!

  • janet April 17, 2008, 12:13 PM

    Wow. I guess it’s the same reason we hear plenty about the oppression of Tibet, but not much about persecuted Christians…

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