When stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress recently performed at Loyola University Chicago they pulled his microphone when he started portraying all priests as child molesters, using vile obscenities.
Why did a Catholic university invite Buress in the first place? They knew what they were getting. Indeed, they even asked him to abide by certain rules as a condition of performing. He agreed. Of course, he then intentionally violated the agreement, making fools of his host.
Even more bizarre was the reaction of the student audience. They didn’t boo at his obscene jokes—they booed when his mic was cut. Yes, they wanted Buress to continue his assault on priests.
To top things off, Buress was allowed to come back on stage 15 minutes after he left. He got a standing ovation from his Catholic fans. That’s right, the students at this Jesuit-run institution treated this filthy-mouthed bigot as a hero.
It would have been interesting to see how these enlightened students would have reacted if Buress had started talking about all the homosexual priests who did the molesting.