On July 18, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences made its announcement of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations. The show receiving the most nominations was without doubt the most anti-Catholic of the lot.
Over the past few years, few TV programs have been as thoroughly anti-Catholic as FX Channel’s “American Horror Story: Asylum.” This show, which leads the pack with 17 Emmy nominations, depicted a Catholic home for the criminally insane run by sadistic and libidinous nuns. The plot is sinister as well. The show’s characters include a nymphomaniac, a lesbian, a degenerate bully, a serial killer, and a doctor who enjoys torturing patients. What a bunch of characters!
When the Catholic League tried to put an advertisement critical of the series in The Hollywood Reporter and Variety magazines, the advertisement was rejected outright.
This should not have come as any kind of surprise. Hollywood’s hatred of Catholicism is almost pathological. Indeed, it is so pronounced that it extends even to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This year’s Emmy nominations are a clear example of the bias that reigns in the media, in television as well as on film.
What other group receives such treatment? Once again, television has sunk lower than we ever thought possible. Talk about crazy!