NY Times Column Compares al-Awlaki to Jesus

Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:04 AM Comments (1)

When arguing political points it is smart to leave out your “Jesus” metaphors no matter how brilliant you think they are, especially when defending alleged terrorist inspiring imams.

New York Times writer Robert Wright yesterday unwisely, I think, compared al-Awlaki, a dangerous imam who may have inspired numerous terrorist acts, to Jesus Christ.

Even leaving aside the constitutional questions (al-Awlaki is an American citizen), doesn’t Obama see what a gift the killing of this imam would be to his cause? Just ask the Romans how their anti-Jesus-movement strategy worked out. (And Jesus’s followers didn’t have their leader’s sermons saved in ready-to-go video and audio files;...READ MORE

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Support Immigration "Language" Reform

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 11:15 AM Comments (45)

Words mean things. I don’t like it when people abuse words in order to deceive or obfuscate. I especially don’t like it when Christians do it. I really, really don’t like it when Christians do it in the name of being Christian.

As a Catholic, I firmly believe in the inherent God-given dignity of all men. Many in Christian circles, in an effort to foster respect for the dignity of the illegal immigrant, have taken to disrespecting my dignity or, at the very least, my intelligence.

But I do not view it as an offense against the dignity of man to call an illegal immigrant an illegal immigrant. If someone has immigrated here without the consent of this sovereign nation, they are an illegal...READ MORE

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Auctioning off Virgins

Monday, May 10, 2010 6:19 PM Comments (5)

So this is what we’ve come to in America? An Australian documentary maker is filming an auction where he’s selling off the virginity of several young men and women for a reality television program.

When he realized he’d be arrested for trying it in his home country he took flight to a country where it would be legal to sell poor young virgins to wealthy buyers. And far from being forced into the barbaric waters offshore some third world country where anything is legal the filmmaker has found a nice, comfortable and legal home right in Nevada. That’s right. The good ol’ US of A.

You can’t really pretend you’re shocked can you? You can be saddened, disgusted or even dismayed but definitely...READ MORE

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The Third Secret - Did The Pope Lie?

Thursday, May 06, 2010 12:19 PM Comments (48)

Get ready for conspiracy season, opening day is almost here.

Prepare thyself for an onslaught of information, speculation, and defamation over the next few weeks as the Pope prepares to visit Fatima this month.

Speculation about the contents of the famous third secret of Fatima had become such a cottage industry among among some Catholics that they were determined not to let a little thing like the secret being revealed in the year 2000 get in their way.  If you have a successful business model, you stick with it I suppose.

It is fair to say that the Pope’s visit to Fatima will, of course, make the famous secret once again a hot topic as it is intensely interesting.  However, Antonio...READ MORE

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The City of Philadelphia is in the Business of Killing Babies

Tuesday, May 04, 2010 12:00 PM Comments (4)

Joseph Patrick Stanton, a pro-life public interest litigator for 25 years, said today, “It’s clear that the city of Philadelphia is in the business of killing babies.”

That comment comes on the heels of an explosive investigative report from the Philadelphia Daily News which claimed that a Philadelphia Department of Human Services employee allegedly pressured and arranged for a 16-year-old girl in DHS care to have a late-term abortion in another state.

Because the girl was a minor, DHS reportedly asked the girl’s birth mother for approval for an abortion but the girl’s mother refused. So DHS allegedly arranged for a judge’s order to procure an abortion for the teen, something they’ve...READ MORE

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Was Jesus A Hooligan?

Monday, May 03, 2010 10:35 AM Comments (5)

Tolerance just ain’t what it used to be.

Besides Lord and Savior, We’ve heard Jesus called many things.  Some say he was a prophet, some say he was a post-modern hippie in pre-modern times, some say he was just an ordinary guy who thought love was a good idea, and many more.  But I never heard Jesus called this name before.  The police in the UK think that Jesus was a hooligan.  That’s right.  A hooligan.

What other conclusion can you come to after hearing this story. Dale Mcalpine, a part-time Christian preacher in the UK was handing out leaflets on the street when he got into a conversation about homosexuality with a passer-by and a police officer.  He told them that he believes as the...READ MORE

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Anti-Catholicism is the New Vegas

Thursday, April 29, 2010 9:12 AM Comments (13)

In the life of nearly every celebrity there’s a moment after the white hot fame cools and the spotlights are averted when a decision needs to be made. Does the celebrity begin a new life in obscurity or do they break out the white spangled jumpsuits and take the first flight out to Las Vegas to milk the last of their fame for every last embarassing moment of notoriety?

But recent years have shown that while Vegas still remains a tantalizing option, many former celebrities are establishing nice second careers as Catholic bashers. The prerequisites are minimal. You don’t actually need to know anything about the faith. Just dust off some old Pope insults, scream about priestly celibacy and...READ MORE

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Anti-Catholicism is the New Vegas

Thursday, April 29, 2010 9:12 AM Comments (11)

In the life of nearly every celebrity there’s a moment after the white hot fame cools and the spotlights are averted when a decision needs to be made. Does the celebrity begin a new life in obscurity or do they break out the white spangled jumpsuits and take the first flight out to Las Vegas to milk the last of their fame for every last embarassing moment of notoriety?

But recent years have shown that while Vegas still remains a tantalizing option, many former celebrities are establishing nice second careers as Catholic bashers. The prerequisites are minimal. You don’t actually need to know anything about the faith. Just dust off some old Pope insults, scream about priestly celibacy and...READ MORE

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Matt Archbold graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 1995. He is a former journalist who left the newspaper business to raise his five children. He writes for the Creative Minority Report.

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Patrick Archbold is co-founder of Creative Minority Report, a Catholic website that puts a refreshing spin on the intersection of religion, culture, and politics. When not writing, Patrick is director of information technology at a large international logistics company. Patrick, his wife Terri, and their five children reside in Long Island, N.Y.