On November 24, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran a front page story on the vote in Ireland to allow divorce. Senior editor Peter Benesh commented on how times have changed for Ireland “and its omnipresent church.” He then posed the question, “Should clerical pedophiles be allowed to dictate Irish family values?”

Now imagine a senior editor of any newspaper writing a news story–not an editorial–commenting on how things have changed for Israel “and its omnipresent synagogue.” Or imagine a news story that questioned, “Should Hollywood degenerates be allowed to dictate American family values?”

The question we put to the newspaper was slightly different. We asked, “Should anti-Catholic bigots be allowed to write stories about Catholicism?”

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