STEWART GETS INTO THE GUTTER AGAIN
Catalyst April Issue 2013
On a recent “Daily Show” episode, Jon Stewart once again showed his anti-Catholic bigotry for all to see. What started off with jabs against the cardinals and their chances of election quickly got uglier as a “Vatican Correspondent” referred to Communion as a “cracker and juice ceremony.”
The segment continued its descent into the gutter with a vicious “report” on the Conclave that was full of double entendre; Stewart’s “Senior Vatican Correspondent” Samantha Bee likened the papal election process to the stages of sexual abuse.
Bee called the gathering of cardinals a “grope,” who took part in a “molestation,” which she claimed was the “liturgical name” of the voting process. That process, Bee said, was not complete until the cardinals reached a “fellatio,” (an “oral consensus”) culminating in “white smoke rising from the chimney.” When Stewart asked Bee if that was called an “ejaculation,” she mockingly responded with the word’s authentic definition, a short prayer.
Stewart’s return to the gutter was of no surprise, but perhaps he should get his facts straight about the homosexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church: it ended almost three decades ago. If he wanted to be current, he would rip on the sexual abuse taking place in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. But no, he saves his vitriol for Catholics.