From a promotion for ABC’s Primetime.
“Diane Sawyer takes you on the trail of a passionate mystery. Just as intriguing as The Da Vinci Code. Chasing down centuries-old clues hidden even inside the Vatican. Could a woman disguised as a man have been Pope? Thursday night. One astonishing Primetime.”
And next week Primetime brings you in depth reporting on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Of course there is something comforting in the media’s constant attack on the Catholic Church and Christianity in general. You don’t see blistering reports on the Raileans since they are not credible in the first place. The credibility of Christianity must be made to appear incredulous. When Cardinal O’Connor rhetorically asked Fr. Groechel why Act Up had targeted St. Patrick’s Cathedral he replied "They have come to the right place." The attacks on the Church are a left-handed compliment.
Of course NBC now has the new series "The Book of Daniel" written by a homosexual who describes himself as a as being "in Catholic recovery." Wow I would never have guess that. The Waffling Anglican makes a similar point to mine when he says.
One of the reasons I came to believe that Christianity is true is the astonishing level of hatred, animosity, and mockery it generates. No one would go this far out of his way to diss Hindus or Buddhists – only Christians are considered both fair game and worth the effort.
Hey to fit in with the Da Vinci Code craze and all the biased shows how about USA network do a new series called "Maria Monk" about a 19th century nun with OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive disorder not Order Carmelite Discalced) who investigates the strange goings on in her convent. Each week the nun detective could investigate murders such as infants born to nuns and then strangled, disloyal nuns kept in dungeons, and all kinds of sexual perversion.
People always talk about Hollywood doing more Christian friendly shows, but maybe it would just be better for them to ignore us. Too often their attempts are like an Amish person writing for Slashdot.
In a post on some very nasty comments on the Pope’s Christmas message in the HuffPost Amy Welborn ask’s "Why should this bigotry be allowed to stand?" Simply because it is approved bigotry. Prejudices that match your own prejudices are simply not seen. Religious bigotry against Christianity is the color blindness of the MSM – they simply can’t see it.
* Title taken from Patrick Madrid’s book. He also has an article on the subject here.