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Ex-‘SNL’ Star Slams Catholic Bishops

Billy Hallowell at The Blaze reports that the Freedom From Religion Foundation – the Wisconsin-based atheists who’ve run newspaper ads on how “It’s Time to Quit the Catholic Church” – have drafted former Saturday Night Live cast member Julia Sweeney (formerly of Spokane) for a TV ad slamming America’s Catholic bishops as a threat to religious liberty. It comes smack dab in the middle of the bishops’ “Fortnight for Freedom” campaign, which the freedom-from-religion crowd claimed is a "big wipeout." “Hi, I’m Julia Sweeney, and I’m a cultural Catholic,” she says. “I’m no longer a believer, and I even wrote a play about it called Letting Go of God. But I wanted you to know that, right now, Catholic bishops are framing their opposition to contraceptive coverage as a religious freedom issue – but the real threat to freedom is the bishops who want to be free to force their dogma on people who don’t want it,” she continues/Tim Graham, NewsBusters. More here. (AP file photo)

Question: Who are more Catholics likely to listen to -- TV comedian Sweeney or their bishops?




D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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