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Cartoonist expresses anti-Christian bigotry
by Susan Seale
Oct 02, 2013 | 179 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To the editor:

Intolerance raised its ugly head in Sunday's bigotry-laden cartoon on the opinion page.

The cartoonist explicitly and implicitly portrayed Christians, especially popes, as being the kind of people who condemn, are spiteful, and are angry. Yet, he referred to Pope Francis as another "kind" of Christian than that description.

The pope certainly is not condemning, spiteful, or angry, nor do those words describe any Christian. Clearly, it is odd for one who is expressing such insult to Christians to suddenly cozy up to the pope.

Last week's media frenzy explains this. Media outlets used a biased New York Times story about the pope as their source (anyone one skeptical?); they then added further embellishments and misquotes of the pope's words.

The nefarious purpose of this was to portray Pope Francis as contradicting Catholic teaching given to the church by Christ 2,000 years ago. No pope ever has authority to change teachings on faith and morals.

The cartoonist signed with the name "Judge." In this case, the word "judgmental" comes to mind.

One certainly is free to express anti-Christian bigotry, but should such be given a platform in newspapers across America?

Susan Seale

Fillmore St., Corinth
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