Monday, June 23, 2008


cross-post from A Catholic View

Lewis Black is at it again.
Hey Lewis, your anti-Catholicism is showing again.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today on the most glaring double standard among comedians:

“Lewis Black’s new book, Me of Little Faith, has a chapter titled, ‘Islam. All I’m Saying Is, I Got Nothing to Say.’ The chapter is three paragraphs long, beginning with the following: ‘I have nothing to say. Nothing. And let’s leave it that way.’ But Black has plenty to say about Orthodox Jews, the Catholic Church and Mormonism. Indeed, his references are replete with vulgarities. Why is it necessary for comedians to use vulgarity to be "funny"?
“Black’s book was endorsed by George Carlin, who died yesterday. Carlin trashed religion for decades, but like Black he had no stomach for bashing Islam. Indeed, he justified Muslim violence. He readily admitted that ‘when all those beheadings started in Iraq it didn’t bother me.’ In fact, the beheadings were easy to explain: ‘You strap on a gun and go struttin’ around some other men’s country you better be ready for some action Jack.’ I guess he didn't know about Nick Berg (a contractor who was helping rebuild Iraq) and Margaret Hassan( a CARE worker bringing food and medical supplies to the Iraqi people). But I guess that explains why he focused on Catholics...that's probably safer :) Catholics, however, were never the victims in Carlin’s playbook—they were always the victimizers.

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