Ladies and gentlemen, I feel your pain. Ever since Santorum was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994, I have regarded him as a particularly off-putting character. But the strength of the feelings that Santorum evokes pretty much explains why the former Pennsylvania senator, even at this late stage, could put a serious fright into Mitt Romney, and, just conceivably, could take him down.
To educated liberals of almost any description, Santorum is an abomination. It’s not just that he’s a pro-life, anti-gay, anti-contraception Roman Catholic of the most retrogressive and diehard Opus Dei variety. It’s his entire persona. With his seven kids, his Jaycee fashion code, his nineteen-seventies colonial MacMansion in northern Virginia, his irony bypass, he seems to delight in outraging self-styled urban sophisticates: the sort of folks who buy organic milk, watch The Daily Show, and read the New York Times (and The New Yorker, of course). [Source]
First off I am surprised he used the term “educated liberals”, doesn’t that go without saying for them?
Wow, if you wanted a paragraph example to showcase blatant anti-Catholicsm this is an appropriately vile example. Traits of abomination include being a faithful Catholic and actually having more than one or two children. Understanding the reality of the natural law and homosexual acts of course makes you “anti-gay” and beyond the pale. Strangely abomination even includes I guess wearing sweater vests which I guess is s a crime agains hipsterism.
That he uses the word abomination is also indicative. An abomination is something that causes extreme disgust or hatred and this article is full of hatred. Proving once again Catholics are not one of the protected groups when it comes to so-called hate crimes. Tweet something that outrages homosexual activists during the Super Bowl and you are suspended, write some nauseatingly anti-Catholic piece and you will have no such worries.
But of course a faithful Catholic are an abomination for modern liberals. The Church’s teaching on marriage and every teaching that flows from it such as its opposition to divorce, contraception, homosexual acts drives them crazy. That the Church’s teaching has inner consistency across the board is also greatly annoying to them since what they advocate in inconsistent at every level. For the modern liberal you are allowed to be Catholic just as long as you dissent where they want you to consent. They never call our liberal Catholics for hypocrisy and actually belonging to a Church whose teaching they hate, but yet are outraged at Catholics who actually follow Jesus and his Church.
Faithful Catholics are an abomination because they refuse to live in an Obama Nation of moral relativism and consignment of their consciences to a political correct filter where you can only object to what they allow you to object to.
Now I have my problems with Sen. Santorum in the areas he is not a faithful Catholic such as his support of waterboarding, but articles like this are growing as they see his outside chance being slightly less an outside chance. If Sen. Santorum actually gets the nomination or wins more primaries we will see a media blitz against him that will surpass what we saw done with Sarah Palin. How long till Andrew Sullivan starts questioning whose the real mother of their youngest child. Another liberal abomination is actually allowing a child with down syndrome to live. We read lots of dire predictions in the press about anti-Mormonism with Gov. Romney, but of course we will not see the same type of articles on anti-Catholicism since it does not meet their template since it exposes them instead.
The recent decision by the Obama Administration considering the lack of religious exemptions is indicative of the dismissiveness of liberals to conscience concerns of religious believers. Believe what you want, just don’t act on it is the new religious tolerance. They had no idea about the fallout that this would entail because they just can’t imagine anybody actually being upset about this. No doubt the author of this piece has no idea how offensive it is.