I was in Vienna on September 16th, 2010, the date of the Pope’s UK visit. As my practice in country’s where they don’t have English TV channels for entertainment sake, I flip through all the channels to look for any English language news channel.
So this particular day I just happened to be watching CNN as it was covering the Pope visit and I came upon the following comment from Monita Rajpal:
Listen in at about 1:20 where Monita asks Luke Coppen of the Catholic Herald, “There are huge expectation of the Pope, there are huge expectations of the Catholic church…what can the church as an entity do for victims?”
Now I am not saying that the priests that abused innocent children were not Catholics. I am also not saying that what they did is according to the Bible (because it is not). And on top of that, I am also not saying that the Pope should be let off the hook. The Pope is the head of the Catholic church so it is his responsibility to make the wrongs committed by priests under him right. However, CNN is putting all Catholics in one basket here. CNN wants or at least expects all Catholics to do something about the child abuse scandal even though it is not all of Catholics’ fault. Why does the “church as an entity” need to do something for the victims and not just the priests who are responsible for it?
I would let it pass if that was all I heard on CNN. But CNN covered the case of Nidal Hasan Malik way too differently (along with other Islamic terrorist attacks). Take a look:
Watch the whole video but listen to Dr. Phil and Shoshana at the end saying that holding Islam responsible for these acts, or rather even naming Islam in all of this, is “dangerous” and “irresponsible”.
Why is it so easy for these liberals to hold all Catholics responsible for what their priests did INSPITE of their religion but they can’t hold Muslims responsible for what they do BECAUSE of their religion? I know, I know…Muslims kill and threaten to kill so don’t tick them off. Whereas Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Wiccans, Freemasons, Scientologists etc don’t so they are fair game.