Yesterday I praised Slate contributor William Saletan for his comments on “coin toss” abortions.
Today I have to criticize Slate’s choice to publish what has to be one of the saddest, most vile screeds I’ve ever seen written against the Catholic Church and catholics.
Amanda Marcotte is a pro-abortion, anti-Catholic feminist who doesn’t need much introduction. In 2007 she had to resign from the John Edwards presidential campaign for her anti-Catholic attacks. Marcotte is apparently a broken record when it comes to the Church.
She’s also unbelievably ignorant and boring when it comes to the Catholic church. As hundreds of thousands of young people (and yes, young women) gather from around the world in Spain for a week’s worth of celebration, singing, joy and worship, Marcotte malignes young Catholic women (in particular) with hackneyed accusations that they are sexually repressed and exploited.
Seriously, does Marcotte know one faithful Catholic woman? If not, her comments amount to simple bigotry. Bigotry against Catholic women and all Catholic believers.
As I’ve mentioned, Marcotte is also an ignoramus (no, you don’t have to travel to Spain to get an excommunication lifted after choosing to abort your baby). She ends her rant with this claim: “If being an American Catholic meant doing what the church tells you to do, there wouldn’t be any American Catholics.”
Maybe real Catholics don’t exist in the liberal feminist Slate echo chamber Marcotte lives in, but out here – in what I would happily refer to as the real world – we’re doing just fine, thanks. Sorry my existence – and the existence of the hundreds of thousands of happy young Catholics in Madrid disturbs you so much.
Actually, I take that back: I’m not sorry at all. But you should be, Amanda.