At Carnegie Mellon, “Naked Pope” Tosses Condoms Into Crowd (UPDATED)

CMU Art School Parade - logo

Costumed in papal vestments, naked from the waist down with a cross shaved into her pubic hair, a Carnegie Mellon University student tossed condoms into the crowd. “It’s all in good fun,” said one of her fellow students who was present and who saw the woman in the school’s annual art school parade on April 18.  “It’s not meant to harm anyone.”Bishop David Zubik disagrees.  The bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, where CMU’s 4th Annual “Anti-Gravity Downhill Derby” occurred, was quick to … [Read more...]

U.S. Military Counts Catholics Among Dangerous Extremists?

"Religious Extremism" - Slide 24 of U.S. Army Reserve training program (Enlarge to read more clearly)

QUESTION:  Al Qaeda, Hamas, Catholics and the KKK.  What do these groups have in common?ANSWER:  All of these groups are “dangerous extremists” according to the United States Military.In a training program for military reservists, the U.S. Army Reserve has included Catholics in a bulleted list of religious extremists.  Explaining “extremism” for their new recruits, the military training slide explains: Extremism is a complex phenomenon; it is defined as beliefs, attitudes, feelings, acti … [Read more...]

Reader Feedback Time: Is Tim Tebow a Religious Bigot?

Tim Tebow

NFL superstar Tim Tebow may just possibly be a religious bigot.That was the concern I expressed last year in an article titled The Tebow Phenomenon:  Two Kinds of Prejudice.  I looked at the blatant anti-Catholicism expressed by Tim’s father, evangelical missionary Bob Tebow.Today,  Yahoo! Sports raised the issue once again, announcing that Tim Tebow has agreed to speak at the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, on April 28.  You see, the pastor of First Baptist is the controversial Re … [Read more...]