Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest episode of the NBCUniversal show, “Saturday Night Live” (SNL):
“Pope Francis said this week that getting vaccinated against Covid is a moral obligation especially since priests work so closely with kids.”
That is the latest anti-Catholic remark aired on SNL.
The writers could have chosen to make a nasty joke about blacks, but that would have violated its policy on “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.” It could have made a nasty joke about Asians, but that would have violated this policy. It could have made a nasty joke about transgender persons, but that would have violated this policy. It could have made a nasty joke about homosexuals, but that would have violated this policy. It could have made a nasty joke about the disabled, but that would have violated this policy.
So it chose to nail Catholics, and that is because they are not covered by this policy.
“We stand for everyone. We believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive company is a more effective company, leading us to approach diversity as a driver for business growth and innovation.”
That is the opening statement issued by NBCUniversal on its policy governing “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.” It is also a lie. Its policy only covers “injustice and inequality against any race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or ability.”
Why are religious groups left out? Because the company obviously doesn’t value them. And why were Catholics the butt of the joke, and not some other religious entity? Because SNL writers hate Catholics. No other reason is plausible. That explains why they have been bashing Catholics for decades.
It’s so odd. The scandal in the Catholic Church is long over and it was largely caused by homosexual priests. But SNL wants the public to believe that nothing has changed, and it sure doesn’t have the guts to make homosexuals the butt of its jokes. So it chooses to smear all priests.
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