In a recent edition of the student newspaper of Binghamton University, Pipedream, there was a fictional ad for a “Vatican” malt liquor. It showed what was supposed to be the pope holding a bottle of malt liquor. The adjoining inscription was for the most part typical college humor, but there was a statement we did find offensive. The cartoon has the pope saying, “Jesus Christ! That’s good Goddamn liquor.”
A letter was sent to the editor-in-chief of Pipedream asking that he exercise as much discretion in editing articles and cartoons that offend Catholics as he most certainly does when other segments of society are unfairly depicted.