[quote="dixieagle, post:4, topic:239060"]
I actually thought it was pretty blatantly anti-Catholic, especially during the little "your Church hasn't caught up yet, your mother hasn't caught up yet" speech by Bailey.
It was very clear that Callie's family is Catholic (her mother said the Catholic "grace before meals" and there was a reference in a previous episode to Callie being a "Catholic girl".)
I agree - I love Grey's and it's one of my favorite shows, but when I saw this episode I considered giving it up.
My impression was that it represented Catholics as ignorant fools who haven't "caught up to" modernity. When Bailey said that Callie's mother hadn't "caught up to God yet" I almost shut it off. I would have been happier if Callie and her mother had gotten into a discussion about how much she loved her daughter and explained why she couldn't go to the wedding. The only thing she said was something like "I don't want to see my daughter go to hell" as if Catholics believe heterosexual people don't need to worry about hell. I just thought it was an inaccurate portrayal of what we really believe and Bailey's "marriage is whatever you want it to be speech" was ridiculous.
Her speech was also a little ironic, considering that Meredith and Derek wouldn't have had to get married to potentially adopt the baby if their post-it note marriage was just as good as any. :shrug:
I guess I don't expect much more than this from Hollywood...it could have been worse but I definitely wasn't impressed with the episode.