What we've got in this country? That's something else.
'More Equal Than Others?'
"New York Times accused of Catholic bashing, double standard on religion"If The New York Times wants to run attack ads - that's their decision. But if that's the paper's policy: a little consistency wouldn't hurt.
FoxNews.com (March 15, 2012)
"The New York Times is being accused of having a double standard when it comes to questioning religion, after it ran an ad calling on Catholics to leave their church, but nixed an ad making the same plea to Muslims.
"The newspaper published an ad from Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation on March 9 which asked Catholics, 'why send your children to parochial schools to be indoctrinated into the next generation of obedient donors and voters?”' The ad went on to call loyalty to the faith misplaced 'after two decades of sex scandals involving preying priests, church complicity, collusion and cover-up going all the way to the top.'
"But in a story first reported by The Daily Caller, when Pamela Geller, a blogger and executive director of Stop Islamization of America, offered the same $39,000 for the Old Gray Lady to run an ad making a similar appeal to Muslims, the newspaper passed...."
Do I want America's 'newspaper of record' to start demonizing Islam? No. Definitely not. I'd appreciate it, though, if they'd start viewing the Catholic Church with the same level of respect they extend to the House of Saud and the 'freedom from religion' folks.
And yes, I know about the pedophile priests.
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(April 1, 2010)