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Laura Perrins: The liberal intelligentsia declares open season on Catholics. I call it Paddywackery


Goodness me it has been a cracking few weeks for the anti-Catholic mob. Some would say it has been open season on the Papists. First we have the BBC love-in with Hillary Mantel and Wolf Hall. This piece of historical fiction (emphasis on the fiction) makes Gladiator look like an accurate depiction of Ancient Rome.

It manages to transform Saint Thomas More, one of the greatest Englishmen in British history and who sacrificed his life to maintain his integrity, into a scheming megalomaniac. The creator of this slander admits that she hates the Catholic Church, not that this would put the BBC off from putting her ‘work’ on screen.

Hot on the heels of this anti-Catholic sentiment, we had Tristram Hunt indulging in some anti-Catholic bigotry of his own. Nuns in the teaching profession are not teachers at all, they are just nuns. I explain here why this is so objectionable.

This anti- Catholic sentiment comes at a strange time. It is at a time when Islamic terrorists are immolating airmen, but obviously the real enemy are nuns at a blackboard. The Left will do anything to avoid confronting Islamic extremism, so they must take out their frustrations on the Catholics instead.

Where there is anti-Catholic sentiment, Paddywhackery is never far behind. Paddywhackery, if you did not know, is anti-Irish sentiment.

Those peasants in the backwaters need some harsh words also. And BBC-3 provided a perfect example of this when they gave them a good telling off for not having a liberal abortion regime just like the mother country.

In this ‘documentary’ doctors who refuse to dismember unborn children in the womb are compared to the Taliban. The Taliban, as we all know, is that group of people who are big fans of the sanctity of life. It seems no ridiculous comparison is off limits for the BBC.

Cora Sherlock explains here how biased and one-sided this ‘documentary’ was.

As the election campaign continues one wonders what gems of anti-Catholic prejudice await us.

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