FX’S ATTACK ON NUNS
Catalyst October Issue 2012
The second season of the FX show, “American Horror Story,” begins October 17; the subtitle of this season’s series is called “Asylum.” What this season is set to unleash could be some of the most vicious anti-Catholic fare we have ever seen.
“American Horror Story: Asylum” is the work of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Murphy is another angry ex-Catholic homosexual. Falchuk’s mother is the past national president of Hadassah, the women’s Zionist organization (one might have thought that at least he would have learned to respect other religions).
The plot is sinister. Sister Jude, played by Jessica Lange, is a sadistic nun who beats inmates in a Massachusetts asylum. Set in 1964, Sr. Jude, who likes to wear red lingerie beneath her full habit, lusts after Msgr. O’Hara, who also has dark intentions. Inmates include a nymphomaniac, a lesbian, a degenerate bully, and Bloody Face (a serial murderer who wears the skins of his victims as a mask). We also meet Dr. Arden, a physician who is fond of torturing the mental patients; this explains why co-creator Murphy says of this character, “People think he’s a Nazi.”
There is sure to be more, but what we know already says enough: FX has decided to portray Sr. Jude as a monster who runs an evil Catholic home for the criminally insane.
The work of U.S. nuns with the dispossessed—the mentally and physically disabled, the poor, abandoned women and children—has no equal in American society. From running hospitals to launching schools, the role of nuns has been heroic. Why Hollywood still wants to bash them suggests a hatred that is pathological.
In the November Catalyst, we will have much more to say about this latest assault on Catholics, especially nuns. Every time we think Hollywood can’t sink any lower, we’re proven wrong.