MEDIA BIAS ON RELIGIOUS COVERAGE

Catalyst April Issue 2010

On March 9, we drew several examples of media bias from various newspapers from around the world. Orthodox Rabbi Baruch Lebovits was found guilty the previous day on eight counts of sexually abusing a 16-year old boy in Brooklyn. When a Catholic priest is accused of embezzlement—never mind sexual abuse—it typically merits a front-page story in... [Read more...]

VOTE NEARS ON DAWN JOHNSEN

Catalyst April Issue 2010

On March 4, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Dawn Johnsen to head the Office of Legal Counsel; after failing to be approved for the post last year, she was renominated by the president in January. Her nomination now sits before the entire U.S. Senate. In the minds of many, on both sides of the aisle, she is considered controversial.... [Read more...]

KANSAS WEIGHS BILL TO TAX CHURCHES

Catalyst April Issue 2010

A bill in the Kansas House of Representatives that was initially introduced to repeal the sales tax exemption of all non-profit organizations was recently amended to target only religious non-profits. The bill, which was debated in March, sought to penalize the Catholic Church and organizations like Catholic Charities, as well as other religions and... [Read more...]

NO PROBE OF USAFA NEEDED

Catalyst April Issue 2010

Recently the Catholic League issued a news release regarding an incident at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) that was troubling. At issue was a remark by USAFA Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michael Gould: he was upset with a wooden cross placed at the site of a pagan worship area. We objected to Gould’s characterization that the placement of... [Read more...]

PLANNED PARENTHOOD RIPS CATHOLICISM

Catalyst April Issue 2010

We recently commented on a new report by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) on sex education.   The goal of IPPF is to sexually engineer society, and one way to accomplish this feat is to smear religious conservatives, especially Catholics. This new report not only substantiates this charge, it makes it clear that Planned Parenthood... [Read more...]

HANNITY IS RIGHT: OBAMA IS “THE ANOINTED ONE

Catalyst April Issue 2010

On the front page of the “Week in Review” section of the March 14 New York Times, there was a piece on health care titled, “Is Failure Forgivable?” Accompanying the article was a photo of President Barack Obama in rolled-up shirt sleeves with his finger pointed upwards. Superimposed in the background was an illustration that showed an illuminated... [Read more...]

LINDSAY LOHAN POSES AS JESUS

Catalyst April Issue 2010

Actress Lindsay Lohan appeared on the cover of the Spring/Summer 2010 edition of the French fashion magazine, Purple , wearing a low-neck white outfit with her hands outstretched and a crown of thorns on her head.   Not only was the pose inappropriate, the timing was offensive: the magazine hit newsstands the week before Lent.   Lohan, an ex-Catholic... [Read more...]

ELTON JOHN CALLS JESUS GAY

Catalyst April Issue 2010

In a recent interview, Elton John told Parade magazine that Jesus was gay. “I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems.” When we heard about this comment, we wasted no time in firing back at Sir Elton.   Jesus was certainly compassionate, but to say He was “super-intelligent” is to compare the... [Read more...]

GAY ACTIVIST RIPS POPE ON BEHAR SHOW

Catalyst April Issue 2010

On a recent edition of CNNH’s “Joy Behar Show,” homosexual activist Michelangelo Signorile said the following: “You have this pope saying that homosexuality is the end of civilization. That we have to protect the culture from homosexuality the way we have to protect the rainforest from degradation. You know, we’ve got a bishop in Guam who... [Read more...]

JOE BIDEN RIDICULED FOR WEARING ASHES

Catalyst April Issue 2010

On Ash Wednesday, Fox News analyst Bob Beckel criticized Vice President Joe Biden, a Catholic, for wearing ashes on TV. In the middle of a discussion on President Obama’s stimulus plan, Beckel gratuitously said, “Sorry about laughing, but I looked at Joe Biden’s forehead, and I know it is Ash Wednesday, but I’m not sure I would wear that ash... [Read more...]

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