It’s old news that Miley Cyrus is both borderline insane and an avowed leftist who uses her devil-may-care schtick to get young people to think promiscuous sex, drugs, and liberal hobby horse issues are cool. The pop music star has just released a new music video for her song “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart,” and well, it’s quintessential Miley.
It’s a sneaky tactic that the left uses in order discredit a portion of sensible individuals who disagree with their politics: push the narrative that those folks are part of a divisive right-wing mob. Conservative Catholics in this day and age are susceptible to this, even being labeled “alt-right” because they don’t agree with homosexual lifestyles.
NewsBusters has ranked Young Sheldon one of television’s worst shows towards Christians, and October 11’s episode “A Financial Secret and Fish Sauce” provided viewers with a reminder of why. Sheldon (Iain Armitage) has been so troubled by the need to keep a secret from his mother at the behest of his father that he can’t even go to the bathroom. To distract himself, he stays at his best friend’s house for his very first sleep-over. His friend, Tam (Ryan Phuong), is a Vietnamese Catholic and the family practices their heritage and religion at their home, which does not go unnoticed by Sheldon.
The Catholic Church was the target for South Park on the second episode of the Comedy Central show’s 22nd season titled “A Boy and a Priest” which aired on October 3. The show’s angle was to mock them mercilessly with priest pedophilia jokes.
For Washington Post readers, we offer a quiz. Guess which one of these tweets from a D.C. Catholic college professor about the Brett Kavanaugh battle is considered scandalous and newsworthy in their legendary newspaper? Hint: it's not the leftist Twitter tirade about white Republicans deserving "miserable deaths," with castrated corpses being fed to swine.
On Monday morning’s MSNBC Live, host Stephanie Ruhle made quite the comparison by suggesting that the smears against Judge Brett Kavanaugh were on par with Obama Supreme Court pick Merrick Garland not having a hearing, dismissing the President’s charge that these attacks were unprecedented for an appointee.
Whether you believe that Pope Francis is pushing a liberal agenda in the Catholic Church or not, the liberal media does, and it’s clear that they will do their best to defend him from criticism. Thursday’s USA Today article deflected earnest criticisms of the pope by painting him as an innocent victim, suffering a clerical abuse scandal pushed by critics hoping to oust him.
Remember when liberals in the media disdained everything about the Catholic Church? Simpler times. Then Pope Francis came along and muddied things. He talks about climate change, castigates capitalism and plays verbal footsie with lefty Catholic hobby-horse issues like divorce and gay acceptance. This Francis guy, they think, might be one of us.
The Washington Post followed the example of The New York Times with a Thursday article that played up the role of conservative Catholics in the release of a former Vatican diplomat's recent "testimony" against Pope Francis. Michelle Boorstein emphasized that "conservative Catholic media outlets have become power players by conveying the anti-Francis point of view." She also zeroed in on the role of "powerful Italian conservatives" in breaking the story.
WASHINGTON — Many years ago, in the early 1980s, I was drawn ever so transiently into the bureaucratic intricacies of the Roman Catholic Church in America. There was a saintly priest at Indiana University, Rev. James Higgins, who was driven from the university's Newman Center to a parish some 20 miles away from campus. The archbishop of Indianapolis replaced him with two utter lightweights.
Sexual scandals and inappropriate behavior are as old as the Bible. I give you (1 Corinthians 5:1) in which Paul writes: “It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father's wife.” In more modern times, there have been sex scandals involving TV evangelists from Aimee Semple McPherson in the '20s to Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart in the '80s. And there have been more recent examples, too, Ted Haggard, Bob Coy, Bill Gothard.
Fact: The Washington Post is anti-Trump. Scenario: a former Trump administration official writes an op-ed in the Post that contains an explosive accusation. When the press confronts Trump with allegation, he says “you have a sufficient journalistic ability to make a conclusion (Except Jim Acosta -- you’re fake news).” Then the White House goes silent on the issue, refusing comment.