Conservative leaders demand apology from Huffington over anti-Catholic column

Conservative leaders demand apology from Huffington over anti-Catholic column-  HUFFINGTON IS AN IDIOT AOL GETS WHAT THEY DESERVE.

Published February 29, 2012

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A group of socially conservative leaders is  demanding Huffington  Post publisher Arianna Huffington apologize for allowing a column to be  published on her website that compares Catholics to pedophiles and attacks  communion as a “barbaric ritual.”

In the letter dated Tuesday and obtained first by  FoxNews.com, the group — never fans of the online news site — writes that the  website, recently purchased by AOL,  is “complicit in bigotry” for publishing columnist Larry Doyle’s article about  Rick Santorum’s Catholic faith.

 

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“Larry Doyle’s recent anti-Catholic screed in the  Huffington Post, ‘The Jesus-Eating Cult of Rick Santorum,’ is bigoted and  unacceptable, and a perfect example of ‘flame-throwing, name-calling, and  simplistic attack dog rhetoric'” that Huffington pledged to avoid when she  launched the Huffington Post in 2005.

“His column should be taken off your site, and you  should issue an apology for ever publishing such trash,” the group  wrote.

In his so-called satire published Friday, Doyle, a  novelist and former writer and producer for “The Simpsons,” writes that many  readers would be “shocked to learn” about Santorum’s religious beliefs, which  stem from the church’s history in the Crusades “and its current role as the  tactical arm” of the fringe North American Man-Boy Love Association.

Santorum, in following orders from the  pope, a  “former” (Doyle’s quotes) Nazi who Catholics believe “chats with God,” has made  “no secret of his plans to implement his leader’s dicta on allowed uses of  vaginas and anuses, but has said little about what additional dogma he will be  compelled to obey.”

Santorum has “remained silent on his religious  organization’s various reigns of terror, in which good Protestants and others  were tortured and killed in imaginatively grisly ways. Even more chilling is a  possible connection between the Roman Catholic  Church pedophile program and NAMBLA, which I discovered after conducting  some research on the Internet,” Doyle writes.

Describing Mass as a “barbaric ritual,” Doyle writes  that “a black-robed cleric casts a spell over some bread and wine, transfiguring  it into the actual living flesh and blood of their Christ. Followers then line  up to eat the Jesus meat and drink his holy blood in a cannibalistic reverie not  often seen outside Cinemax.”

Saying he’s a former altar boy, Doyle, claims to  have “seen behind the curtain” but escaped. He finishes by writing that he has  an “obligation to expose this phony theology” and reminds readers that the last  time a Roman Catholic was elected — John F. Kennedy — it ended tragically.

Doyle’s column was roundly criticized and he wrote a  follow-up on Tuesday saying he would not apologize and doesn’t care if anyone is  offended.

“My criticism took the form of a ridiculously  over-the-top broadside against Roman Catholicism, a demonstration of the type of  vicious religious ignorance and intolerance I too often see coming from too many  so-called Christians, especially Santorum,” he writes.

“I hope (Catholics who are offended) will now think  twice before they question the faith of progressive Christians, or Mormons or  Muslims. I doubt they will.”

“Bigots like Doyle think they can hurl the most  contemptible insults towards Catholics (‘Jesus eaters’) and when called out,  claim it was just a joke. What cowardice. What a double standard,” reads the  letter to Huffington.

“If such an article was written concerning the  Islamic or Jewish faith, the public outcry would be overwhelming, and rightly  so. But anti-Catholicism is the last acceptable form of bigotry, and The  Huffington Post is taking advantage of that bigotry for all it’s worth,” they  continue.

As for Doyle’s claim it was satire, the group writes  that “intelligent readers and the millions of faithful Catholics” who read the  article “don’t buy such equivocating nonsense for a minute.”

The group warned that such sanctioning by the media  of anti-religious rhetoric has enabled the Obama administration to try to  institute mandates like the recent contraceptive rule that forces religious  institutions to provide insurance coverage to employees that “violates their  most sacred teachings.”

The group concludes that if Huffington doesn’t  delete Doyle’s piece and issue an apology, “your so-called news outlet cannot be  seen as anything but an anti-Catholic talking piece.”

The letter is signed by Brent Bozell, founder and  president of the Media Research Center; Brian Brown, president of the National  Organization for Marriage; Brian Burch, president of Catholic Vote; Marjorie  Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List; Richard Viguerie  chairman of ConservativeHQ.com; and Tony Perkins, president of the Family  Research Council.

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