It would seem that being anti-Christian and anti-Catholic is now a part of the mainstream. What would have shocked or been unspeakable a few years ago, is now embraced. John Lennon got in trouble for the comparatively mild statement that the Beatles' were bigger than Christ. In a sense he was correct as far as commenting on how out of proportion things were becoming. But today attacking Christianity is a the thing to do. And no website illustrates this more than fark.com. The site has a policy that states: Hate speech: Criticism is not hate speech, but inflammatory comments directed at a particular ethnic group, sexual orientation, gender, religion, etc. are unacceptable and unwelcome on Fark. They ignore this when it come to attacks on the Catholic Church and Christianity. And as would be expected, they chose the Easter Triduum to mock our faith. Please the these posts: (caution -- content is offensive)
They linked to an article about Easter from the Houston Chronicle using this tagline:
Christians upset that spring holiday is all about eggs and the Easter Bunny, no longer about celebrating the resurrection of Santa Claus
And article in the NY Times was linked to using this tagline:
Really, when you think about it, this whole uproar over priests molesting kids is just as bad as the persecution of the Jews. At least that's how the Vatican sees it
One from Yahoo:
Cardinals defend pope on church sex abuse scandal, Mets say they are just butthurt
Catholic school pays man $370,000 to go gambling and hire prostitutes and strippers
Not that these are tags supplied by users of the website and the comments are also from users.
Problem is that this hate-filled website counts as its media partners UPI and USA Today.
I have contacted the Catholic League to attempt to get the site adhere to its terms of service, but the League has remained silent. Funny thing is that when Jews or Moslems have been attacked there, I have contacted CAIR and the ADL and they have taken swift and decisive action which has resulted in articles being removed.
So what's up with us?
Just some thoughts