Anthony Stevens-Arroyo, the “Catholic America” blogger for the Newsweek-Washington Post “On Faith” blog, lauded the “most Catholic” section of the Ted Kennedy funeral Mass: the grandkids asking for nationalized health care:
I don’t know which pope or bishop the man is quoting here. But this is not the silliest blog post he’s written on liberalism and Catholicism being nearly synonymous. Check out this recent one: Is It A Sin to Listen to Rush? This was his answer:
Socialism is the most Catholic, so it naturally follows in this man’s logic that opposing medical socialism on radio is the propagation of “lies” and “hate.” But Limbaugh is also charged as a racist:
There are few weaker liberal arguments than suggesting Limbaugh was racist to proclaim on ESPN that “The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well.There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn’t deserve. The defense carried this team.”
You can argue about whether McNabb drew more credit than the defense (which was also largely black, so the racism charge suffers). But you can’t argue that the media didn’t promote black quarterbacks. (See Brent Bozell.) You certainly shouldn’t argue that such a controversy makes you a sinner for listening to Limbaugh’s radio show.
PS: Daily Kos blogger Sherman DeBrosse echoes ASA: “The passing of Edward Kennedy underscored the fact that this great man was inspired by values that seemed no longer paramount to his church or to most other American Christians. If you doubt this, try to count the times lately you have heard churchmen insist that universal health care must be the birthright of every person.”
Posted on September 3, 2009 by pnaction