There are many ways cultural nihilists are busy trying to sabotage America these days: multiculturalism is used as a club to beat down Western civilization in the classroom; sexual libertines seek to upend the cultural order by attacking religion; artists use their artistic freedoms to mock Christianity; Hollywood relentlessly insults people of faith; activist left-wing legal groups try to scrub society free of the public expression of religion; elements in the Democratic party demonstrate an animus against Catholicism; and secular-minded malcontents within Catholicism and Protestantism seek to sabotage their religion from the inside.
And that is just the opening. He also doesn't fear to tread where so many within the church do:
Secularists within Catholicism and Protestantism are so out of control that it makes one wonder how any serious-minded person would ever accuse these religions of being oppressive.He saves this sharp criticism for the close:
The culture war is up for grabs. The good news is that religious conservatives continue to breed like rabbits, while secular saboteurs have shut down: they're too busy walking their dogs, going to bathhouses and aborting their kids. Time, it seems, is on the side of the angels.I can understand that some are unwilling to accept that Catholicism is the cure for what ails us, but even for those folks I think you would be hard pressed to refute Donohue's indictment of our culture's attitude toward religion and religious believers.
Though if you read the comments, it's obvious this type of commentary touches a nerve with a lot of folks and their own personal bias makes it impossible for them to recognize what is going on right in front of their noses.
Some of the commenters are simply frothing with rage! I especially like the guy who said this commentary shouldn't have been published since it lacks "understanding of the Establishment Clause of the First Ammendment," guess he forgot about that pesky freedom of the press part.