Skip to main content

Catholic League: Penn and Teller Must Go Comments

CBS/Showtime needs to send Penn & Teller a message and let them know that they have crossed the line for the last time. Continue Reading

51 - 60 of 71 Comments

  1. Paul
    5 years ago

    It's called free speech. Sometimes people will say things that you don't like, that's just how it works. If you don't like it, don't watch it. Is your god so lacking in power now that he needs protection from a couple of humans? Didn't he create the universe or something? Why are you so worried?

  2. Steve
    5 years ago

    Perhaps every catholic should tune in to the show and find out what all the fuss is about.

  3. robert matzinger
    5 years ago

    Penn and Teller: two moronic blowhards! Why would anyone in their right mind believe anything they would say?

    As for those who do: why would anyone take those fools serious? Are they really that stupid?

  4. Bulbajer
    5 years ago

    Harold Olsen, Obama may have many policies that contradict Church teachings, and thus his agenda goes against the Catholic Church mostly, "anti-Catholic" usually refers to singling out Catholics. This "Penn & Teller" fit that description, but I don't think Obama does.

  5. Nicole
    5 years ago

    Remember when asked, "What would Jesus do?" that a valid option is turning over some tables once in a while. We have to draw a line in the sand when a Saint is degraded obscenely, misogynistically, and boldly.

  6. kodak
    5 years ago

    It can be summed up with the fact that it's not OK to make fun of people for being born a certain way, but it's perfectly OK to make fun of people for the choices they make as adults. While you may be born into a certain religion: if you still believe it by the time you have to pay taxes, you're fair game.

  7. 5 years ago

    "somewhat respectful of Protestantism"

    Well they did dedicate an entire episode to debunking the bible. Dont mean anything by that other than they obviously dont JUST pick on catholics. They have also done some properly interesting episodes on profanity, GM food, recycling, etc. I for one would love to hear them out.

  8. Bulbajer
    5 years ago

    Terry, discrimination of Catholics is indeed "acceptable" in this age, as it has been since the Church lost its political power in Europe (unfortunately, some Protestants responded to persecution of Protestantism by doing the same to Catholicism, which made them no better). But anti-Catholicism isn't the only form of discrimination permissable these days. Anti-Christianity, anti-Islam, and anti-Semitism (in some Islamic countries) strong. Also, conservaphobia is a part of Western social life now especially, more because of the the disatisfaction with Bush than Obama's election (a significanct deal of which came from the disatisfaction with Bush).

  9. Harold Olsen
    5 years ago

    It's things like this why I do not subscribe to Showtime. It's considered politically incorrect to make fun of racial groups, Moslems, homosexuals and others. But, it appears to be perfectly okay to make fun of Catholics. It is the one form of bigotry that is allowed in this country. In fact, it seems to me, that it is encouraged. Even our president is anti-Catholic, along with the members of his party including those who are supposed to be Catholic.

  10. Jordan T.
    5 years ago

    The best ways to send a message in this situation are simple ones. First, take the upper road. Show the world that these idiots are full of it by living how Christ wants us to live. Secondly, just cancel your subscription to Showtime. Easy as that.

Leave a Comment

Comments submitted must be civil, remain on-topic and not violate any laws including copyright. We reserve the right to delete any comments which are abusive, inappropriate or not constructive to the discussion.

Though we invite robust discussion, we reserve the right to not publish any comment which denigrates the human person, undermines marriage and the family, or advocates for positions which openly oppose the teaching of the Catholic Church.

This is a supervised forum and the Editors of Catholic Online retain the right to direct it.

We also reserve the right to block any commenter for repeated violations. Your email address is required to post, but it will not be published on the site.

We ask that you NOT post your comment more than once. Catholic Online is growing and our ability to review all comments sometimes results in a delay in their publication.

Send me important information from Catholic Online and it's partners. See Sample

Post Comment

Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Yahweh your God will raise up a prophet like me; you will ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9
Come, let us cry out with joy to Yahweh, acclaim the rock of ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 1:21-28
They went as far as Capernaum, and at once on the Sabbath he ... Read More

Reading 2, First Corinthians 7:32-35
I should like you to have your minds free from all worry. The ... Read More

Saint of the Day

February 1 Saint of the Day

St. Brigid of Ireland
February 1: Brigid was probably born at Faughart near Dundalk, Louth, ... Read More