BARBARA WALTERS—HOUSE MOM TO BIGOTS
Catalyst March Issue 2007
On February 7, “The View” panelist Joy Behar said that people should “follow their heart” in dealing with sexuality. She then offered, “That is why a lot of the priesthood is so screwed up right now.” Rosie O’Donnell followed with “Celibacy is not part of the human condition. It is not normal, right, everyone is a sexual being.”
This ABC-TV show has definitely gotten out of control ever since Rosie O’Donnell joined the panel. The blame belongs to Barbara Walters, who is both a co-owner of the show (along with ABC) and the principal host.
In our comments to the press, we made mention of the fact that on the same day that they offended Catholics, there was an article in the New York Daily News about the sex lives of seven women living in the New York area. “Sarah DiMuro, a 30-year-old blonde,” we said, “must be happy to know that according to the great sage, Rosie O’Donnell, she is an abnormal human being. DiMuro is a virgin.”
“The View” is now the most anti-Catholic talk show on television. On four occasions between September and the end of December, O’Donnell has lashed out at the Catholic Church. Ditto for Joy Behar. Their relentless and profoundly ignorant attacks on the Catholic Church and its teachings would never be tolerated by Walters if it were Judaism or Islam that was under attack. But when it comes to Catholicism, she gives these two “raised” Catholics all the time they want to vent their adolescent anger.
“What happened today was a set-up that was cleared by Walters,” Bill Donohue said. “How do I know? Because the topic of discussion wasn’t gays or the Catholic Church—it was Ted Haggard, the disgraced evangelical leader who claims he is now a heterosexual again. This has nothing to do with Catholicism, but it has everything to do with the anti-Catholic agenda of O’Donnell, Behar and Walters. Walters just sat there today, never once expressing disagreement with anything her panelists had to say about Catholicism.”
Barbara Walters was once known as a pioneer in the broadcasting industry. She is now known as playing house mom to bigots.