Shamefully Lame New York Times Editorial Calls Catholic HHS Mandate Lawsuits “A Dramatic Stunt”.

Read it for yourself

Editor’s note: If Freedom of the Press was treated the same way in this country as Freedom of Religion, Barack Obama and his minions would be dictating the contents of New York Times editorials.

Perhaps they are!

The Natural law= bigotry? Please.

Baloney. What’s being retrofitted here is old-time anti-Catholic bigotry, tarted up in the guise of tolerance and extended to those who think there are moral truths built into the world and into us—truths that we can grasp by reason.

Ken Cuccinelli is a serious, practicing Catholic. He’s also a sophisticated politician who knows that you don’t argue public policy in the public square on the basis of uniquely Catholic theological premises. Rather, you make your arguments in a public vocabulary, accessible to all. That’s the grammar and vocabulary of the natural moral law: the basis on which Thomas Jefferson argued the case for American national independence, Martin Luther King, Jr., promoted the civil rights of African Americans, and John Paul II passionately and effectively defended the religious and political rights of all.

Was Jefferson a bigot when he staked America’s claim to independent nationhood on “self-evident” moral truths derived from “the laws of nature?” Was King a bigot when, in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” he argued that “an unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law”? Was John Paul II a bigot when, at the United Nations in 1995, he suggested that the truths of the natural moral law—“the moral logic which is built into human life”—could serve as a universal “grammar” enabling genuinely cross-cultural dialogue? Please.

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PBS = “Protestant Broadcasting System”?

frontline

Where were all the Catholic theologians?

Watching this rather lengthy work, it was hard not to notice at least two things:

1) Few if any Catholic clergy/theologians were interviewed, or used as primary sources.

2) The “slant” was extraordinarily and overwhelmingly liberal and modernist, promoting  conclusions that are not only radical and almost totally unqualified by the facts, but often simply reckless.

Frontline missed the boat on this one … big time … as did PBS.

WTTW in Chicago was doing a pledge drive during the show, and even the in-studio hosts seemed to believe that anything goes, when it comes to Christianity.

Some of their personal comments were absolutely incredible. They spoke about Christianity as though they were reviewing a movie or something, except not once did they mention that they were in fact, editorializing about the faith that literally transformed the modern world, in Christ Jesus.

I give the entire effort one star … for good production values only.

Watch it on line if you like. They also have the nerve to offer a “teacher’s guide”.

Thanks … but I’ll pass on the “teacher’s guide”!

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