From the Catholic League:
FRONTAL ASSAULT ON CATHOLICISM
MARCH 9, 2012 BY ADMIN
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:
Never has there been a more vicious anti-Catholic advertisement in a prominent American newspaper than the one in today’s New York Times[Hell’s Bible] by Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).
The demonization of Catholicism is palpable.
The pretext of the ad [click here] is the Catholic Church’s opposition to the Health and Human Services mandate forcing Catholic non-profits to include abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization in its insurance plans. Its real agenda is to smear Catholicism. Here is how the ad begins: “It’s time to quit the Roman Catholic Church. Will it be reproductive freedom, or back to the Dark Ages?” [I wonder if they get any money from an Obama superpac or the DCCC. How do you find out where 501c3’s get their money? Is it even possible? I digress.]
The ad blames the Catholic Church for promoting “acute misery, poverty, needless suffering, unwanted pregnancies, overpopulation, social evils and deaths.” [Probably because of all the hospitals, schools and charities the Church has built and run.] It says the bishops are “launching a ruthless political Inquisition” against women. [NB: Like all lefties, they mendaciously reduce what the Church teaches to something “political”. Always watch for that. When the Church teaches doctrine, the Church’s enemies say it is “political” and that the Church’s teachings are “policies”.] It talks about “preying priests” and corruption “going all the way to the top.”
In an appeal to Catholic women, it opines, “Apparently, you’re like the battered woman who, after being beaten down every Sunday, feels she has no place else to go.” [But abortion and contraception, the liberal sacraments, have freed women to be treated like objects. That must be the goal of this group: turn women into tools for making money for big-business abortion. Do you suppose this group gets any money from Planned Parenthood? I don’t know the answer. I’m just askin’]
FFRF is led by a husband and wife team, Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker. Fortunately for Gaylor, her mother did not follow through on the advice she gave women in her book, Abortion Is a Blessing. [For people like this, for their secularist religion of self-worship, abortion is a sacrament.]
Not a single Catholic who reads this ad will be impelled to leave the Church. That is not the issue (Catholicism, unlike many other religions, is actually growing in the U.S., and worldwide).
The issue is the increase in hate speech directed at Catholics.
Nothing will stop Catholics from demanding that the Obama administration respect their First Amendment rights, this vile assault by FFRF notwithstanding.
Why the Times allowed this ad is another issue altogether. [Because, Bill, it is Hell’s Bible.]
Contact the “free thought” bigots at FFRF: firstname.lastname@example.org
1 To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David.
Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods? Do you judge the sons of men uprightly?
2 Nay, in your hearts you devise wrongs; your hands deal out violence on earth.
3 The wicked go astray from the womb, they err from their birth, speaking lies.
4 They have venom like the venom of a serpent, like the deaf adder that stops its ear,
5 so that it does not hear the voice of charmers or of the cunning enchanter.
6 O God, break the teeth in their mouths; tear out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD!
7 Let them vanish like water that runs away; like grass let them be trodden down and wither.
8 Let them be like the snail which dissolves into slime, like the untimely birth that never sees the sun.
9 Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of thorns, whether green or ablaze, may he sweep them away!
10 The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance; he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 Men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.”
God is our Creator and our Savior and our Judge.
There is a God who judges.
Pray for these people. Let them be defanged. Let them be turned from their ways, lest they like snails in the sun dissolve into slime the NYT prints with, lest they be swept away.