Monday, September 11, 2006

Catholic League Watch

The Catholic League claims that its aim is to "safeguard both the religious freedom rights and the free speech rights of Catholics whenever and wherever they are threatened." But, in reality, it functions as a rather shrill organ of the Republican right, and little more.

Latest example: commenting on the defamatory allegations contained in ABC-Disney's 9/11 "crapumentary", the League notes:
"The letter sent to Robert Iger, president and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, by the senate Democratic leadership shows contempt for the First Amendment: they are not registering a complaint—they are demanding that the film be cancelled."
That's right. Nothing here about defending Catholics, lots about bashing Democrats (all for taking a principled stance against a tissue of lies that even conservatives have defended). What happened to standing up for the truth?

4 comments:

panem quotidianum said...

An observation - I am sure that the Catholic League would have also called for the cancellation of the show if it happened to contain inaccurate information about Catholics or Catholicism.

Jimmy Mac said...

Once again, Donahue proves that "once an idiot, always an idiot."

kalle anka said...

So when are we hearing a scathing condemnation of the pope's lecture in Germany? I liked the take some European papers adopted: The remark would have been fine coming from philosopher Ratzinger, but it was absolutely improper for Pope Benedict. Unless, of course, he wants to take on Islam as a religion. Can we interpret Morning Minion's silence as evidence of embarassment?

Morning's Minion said...

It's coming Kalle Anka, and let me assure you there will not be so much as a whiff of embarrassment...