White created a furor in the gay and lesbian community in March 1998 with a speech to the Wisconsin State Assembly. In it, he referred to homosexuality as “one of the biggest sins in the Bible”.
At the time, White, considering retirement, was on the short list of candidates for CBS’s N.F.L. studio show, but of course he did not get the job.
For years there has been an underlying prejudice against Catholics and Jews in the Media, while every attempt was made to increase the presence of women and minorities in the industry in the name of diversity.
Now for a another time in recent history, an active television sports announcer has made derisive and scurrilous remarks about a Catholic University and the Deity they worship.
This is not the first time, nor will it be the last as Media persons have substituted the use of bias license for freedom of speech. Personal prejudices and down right hatred have replace objectivity and the TRUTH!
In 2006, as anchor woman for The Today Show, Katie Couric’s attack on Ave Maria University and its “dangerous Catholic culture” with its “segregation,” its “intolerance,” its disrespect for “civil liberties”, was a notable on air attack.
Now ESPN anchor woman Dana Jacobson verbally”attacked” Jesus Christ.
Jacobson, reportedly intoxicated, was speaking at a celebrity roast in Atlantic City, N.J., when she unleashed a profane tirade, saying, “F— Notre Dame,” “F— Touchdown Jesus” and finally “F— Jesus.”
“Touchdown Jesus” is the popular moniker for a statue on the Notre Dame campus of Jesus raising his arms.
If that wasn’t enough, last September Kathy Griffin, the star of the Bravo show “My Life on the D-List,” stirred controversy when she used her appearance on the Emmy Awards program to tell Jesus to “suck it” while claiming full credit for the honor for herself.
Thus far there has been no public apology from either Ms. Jacobson nor from ESPN leadership. Apparently word sensitivity is reserved for minority groups and the Muslim religion. Had she said F— Mohammad, CAIR would have her head, literally within days!
Apparently this is just another example of the Secular/anti-religion world we now live in. A World that has abandoned the belief and reverence for God, and has substituted foul language,sexual license, hedonism, Atheism and unbridled self gratification.
Then some wonder why we seem to be experiencing more and more natural disasters! Could it be that the Almighty is trying to get our attention?
Today,, many Americans are infatuated with outright, full-bore atheism. In fact, Dr.Dawkins, the Oxford scientist who wrote “The God Delusion,” is even selling young people “Scarlet Letter” tee-shirts with a giant “A” – for “atheist” – on his website (and bumper stickers too). Somehow, atheism – just like homosexuality, which used to be considered shameful and something to hide – is now becoming hip, sophisticated, enlightened, even a badge of honor.
This type of news indicates that any Christian Religion and their followers are fair game for discriminatory practices. The following story, as does the story about Ms. Jackobson, appears in today’s edition of WorldNetDaily.
“In Witchita, Kansas, Reverend Holick was “attempting” to express his faith on a public sidewalk outside of an event in a public park that was celebrating homosexual behavior.
According to the records in the case, Holick had contacted the police department a week before the event and expressed his desire to communicate his religious views on the date of the homosex-fest”.
“He was told he couldn’t go into Heritage Square Park where it was being held but was told the sidewalk would be his “friend.”
Then on the day of the event, Holick and other church members arrived at the sidewalk outside the event and “immediately” were confronted by about 10 officers. He was ordered to leave the sidewalk or be arrested.
He asked where he could go, and he was told the public sidewalks were off-limits to him, and he could go into a nearby private parking lot”!
So much for Freedom Of Speech and The Right To assembly!