Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Crusades of Theological Conservatives in Blogosphere

Nice story about the Catholic Tea Party and Crusades.

Pressure is on to change the Roman Catholic Church in America, but it's not coming from the usual liberal suspects. A new breed of theological conservatives has taken to blogs and YouTube to say the church isn't Catholic enough.
Enraged by dissent that they believe has gone unchecked for decades, and unafraid to say so in the starkest language, these activists are naming names and unsettling the church.
Boston bloggers get a mention.


A reporter told me recently about John Allen referring to the trend as "Taliban Catholicism":
John Allen, Vatican analyst for the National Catholic Reporter, has dubbed this trend "Taliban Catholicism." But he says it's not a strictly conservative phenomenon - liberals can fit the mindset, too, Allen says. Some left-leaning Catholics are outraged by any exercise of church authority.
Yet on the Internet and in the church, conservatives are having the bigger impact.

Taliban are lecherous murderers who slaughter people on a whim.

Slimeball journalism.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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He thinks like you do.