Leading papal protesters are zealots of secularism
September 17, 2010
The most prominent figures involved in protests against the Pope’s visit to the United Kingdom—like Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Peter Tatchell—would never think of themselves as similar to Rev. Ian Paisley, writes columnist David Quinn. But they are acting out the same old anti-Catholic role. Whereas Paisley is motivated by his rock-ribbed Protestant beliefs, the other anti-papal crusaders are fired by their dedication to the “religion” of secularism.