Friday, May 15, 2015

The ‘Wait, What?!’ of the Week, May 15, 2015

Recently Newsweek magazine offered this lament: “Pope Francis still is against gay marriage even as the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments.”

Wait. What?! Did they really write that? Are the editors at Newsweek shocked that the Pope is Catholic? Are they stunned that a man from Argentina, who now lives in Rome and oversees a worldwide religion, is not all that concerned with court cases in the United States? Is there any wonder that Newsweek magazine was sold in 2010 for exactly one dollar?

On the other hand, maybe the editors at Newsweek assume all Catholics are just like the students at LeMoyne College, a Jesuit school in upstate New York. Cardinal Timothy Dolan was invited to be the commencement speaker at graduation this year, but a group of students started a petition to disinvite the Cardinal because of—wait for it—his homophobic opposition to same-sex marriage. So the Catholic Cardinal holds the Catholic view on marriage, and this causes Catholic students at a Catholic college to have a hissy fit. Umm, right.

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