Weapons of mass intolerance

By Tom Quiner

Catholics oppose abortion, artificial birth control, so-called gay marriage, and pre-marital sex of any kind.

So do evangelical Christians (except for the birth control issue).

So do Muslims.

Interestingly, the left is intolerant of Catholics and evangelical Christians, and quite tolerant of Islam.

President Obama always talks soothingly about Islam with words like these:

“Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. […] That is the spirit we need today.”

When talking about Christians in unguarded moments, he characterizes us as “clinging to our bibles and our guns.”

We really get the feeling he doesn’t like us, since we don’t see eye-to-eye with him on the critical issues mentioned above. And yet with each new murderous atrocity committed in the name of Allah, the president calls for tolerance of all the peace-loving Muslims who live among us.

Fair enough.

The Left has been less than tolerant toward Catholics in the wake of the priest abuse scandal. Keep in mind, almost all of the abuse took place prior to 1985. Keep in mind, about 80% of the abuse was homosexual in nature, significant in that gays are a protected class among liberal elites. Keep in mind that the Church implemented draconian measures to clean up their act. There have been less than a trickle of credible claims made in the past decade, something our public schools certainly can’t claim.

The liberal media relentlessly crucifies the Catholic Church.

Comedian Bill Maher targets Catholics with intolerance

Liberal comedian Bill Maher targets Catholics with intolerance

Comedian Bill Maher goes after us all the time with quotes like this …

“What other business could you be in where your company gets caught running a child sex ring since forever and you still keep your customers?”

and this …

“Now…as you all know, this week, Pope Benedict told Vatican Radio—you know, Vatican Radio, playing the hits from the 8th century, 9th century and today—Benedict told them he was going to resign because the Church needs a fresh, young face, somewhere other than a priest’s lap.”

and this …

“The fact is that any enterprise that excludes women almost always descends into sexual deviancy. At least at my bathhouse.”

Could imagine ANYONE in this country, liberal of conservative, saying something like this about Islam?

Joy Behar on The View constantly belittles Catholics with comments like these …

Catholic “home schoolers are demented.”

and this …

“Catholic saints required psychotropic drugs.”

and this …

“Prayer is anti intellectual. It takes the place of logical thinking.”

and this …

“Traditional marriage advocates are bible thumpers.”

And yet when Bill O’Reilly was a guest on their show and stated, factually, that 9/11 was a crime perpetrated by Muslims, Ms. Behar and Whoopie Goldberg shrieked:

“Muslims didn’t kill us on 9/11, extremist Muslims did!”

They walked off the show.

So much for tolerance.

Could you imagine them defending the Church abuse scandal this way: “Catholic priests didn’t abuse children, gay priests did!”

I admit, I don’t get Islam. As I understand it, Mohammed married a six year old girl, but didn’t consummate the marriage “until” she was nine. The Islamic apologists in America’s liberal elite never mention this at the same time they pour through Christian scripture looking for ways to twist Christianity into something it isn’t.

So why do liberals tolerate Islam at the same time they embrace intolerance toward Catholicism and evangelical Christianity? There is a practical explanation: fear. They are afraid they will be killed if they speak poorly of Islam. We have seen this happen far too many times around the world.

Write a book that presents Islam in a bad light and an ayatollah may put a hit out on you.

Draw a political cartoon depicting Mohammed in a bad light (heck, maybe even a good light) and you may end up dead.

I think there is another reason. The American Left and Islam have common enemies, including Catholicism, evangelical Christianity, and the American Constitution.

In this light, the Left is willing to tolerate genital mutilations and women’s treatment as second class citizens in Islamic nations. They’re willing to hold their nose on a whole bunch of issues as they take on their common enemy from different directions. At the same time, they continue to unleash barrage after barrage of weapons of mass intolerance toward their common foe.


  1. Bob Zimmerman on May 29, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Mr. Quiner, I feel you are deliberately misleading your readers when you describe Bill Maher as a “comedian”! Just another one of your blatant lies!! Harumph!

    • quinersdiner on May 29, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      I stand corrected, and that is the honest truth.

  2. theywhoseek on May 29, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Oh, this is good . . .so much truth into the minds of those who are controlled by the powers and principalities that are running the world and controlling the minds of today’s “comedians.” And they are just that ~ for they are Satan’s court jesters and fools whose words are full of the same venom that he used on Eve . . . Hiss!

    • quinersdiner on May 29, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Thanks for the kind words. By the way, I enjoyed your beautiful poetry. You really pulled me into “Beam of Pride.” Excellent! Thanks for linking my blog post to yours. Please come again.

  3. bernicium on May 29, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Reblogged this on Sloppy & Wet Kisses and commented:
    This was unbelievably well written and SO Spirit led. So much truth and genius.

  4. oarubio on May 30, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Speaking of fear, in 1986 when President Reagan decided it was time to put the fear of God in Muammar Gadhafi [spelling?], our planes were required to fly around France’s air space instead of taking a direct path from England to Libya.

    You are correct. Every time we speak a truth which opposes Islam, we apply for martyrdom. I stand with you.

    • quinersdiner on May 30, 2013 at 11:35 am

      What do you think explains the liberal’s slobbering defense of Islam?

      • oarubio on May 30, 2013 at 4:25 pm

        Some liberals are fearful of Islamic retaliation, others are probably glad to have an imposing force “on their side” against us for now. Perhaps, they think they can vanquish us first (which is not possible because “the gates of Hell will not prevail against” His Church), then deal with Islam and any other religion still left standing.

        In their erroneous view, we are their most formidable opponent. After we’re “gone,” then they would have but a small radical Islamic “minority” to deal with. Wrong again.

        It could very well take a societal collapse a la Roman Empire to force the western world to start from scratch by turning back to the triune God and his timeless principles (unlike Allah who manifests his version of omnipotence by reserving the right to change his mind on what is right)….. Now I’ve done it. I’ll understand if you have to deny any association with me. 🙂

        • quinersdiner on May 30, 2013 at 4:31 pm

          I’m proud to associate with you!

      • Shawn Pavlik on June 1, 2013 at 11:58 pm

        I don’t think they take seriously the threat that Islam represents. You start talking about a world-wide caliphate and they laugh at you and scoff, but just look at what is happening in Europe. France has a HUGE Muslim population and they are starting to re-write laws to fit Sharia. Britain courts have started accepting Sharia law in certain Muslim cases. The US is probably as sheltered from this as any nation, but what will we do when we are the last bastion of religious freedom in the world? If the left has their way, we will cave, and sing Allahu Ackbar (instead of Kum Ba Ya….)


        • quinersdiner on June 2, 2013 at 8:29 am

          It’s a scary scenario, isn’t it?

  5. Lisa Bourne on May 30, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    “Catholic priests didn’t abuse children, gay priests did!”

    Thank you Tom, for speaking the truth that hardly anyone else, including Church leadership, will. Unfortunately, with the bullying against anyone who speaks the truth about homosexuality so prevalent and vehement, you best prepare yourself for a reaction not unlike that imposed upon anyone critical in any way of Islam.

    • quinersdiner on May 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      True. It is a very politically-incorrect message. My review of the data, I believe, is spot on. If it isn’t, I welcome clarification. Thanks for writing and for the words of support.