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Wall Street tolerance

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Mar 03, 2004

A man who can do an extended smear on Mother Teresa is capable of anything, so you shouldn't be surprised that when Christopher Hitchens writes on the same-sex "marriage" debate, he comes out with lines like this:

I know that our theocratic enemies are, and that our former totalitarian enemies were, ugly and paranoid on the point.
and this:
When I become bored or irritated by the gay marriage battle -- and I do, I sometimes do -- I like to picture the writhing faces and hoarse yells of the mullahs and the fanatics.
What's surprising-- and more than a bit unsettling-- is that those lines appear in an op-ed column published in today's Wall Street Journal. Overt expressions of contempt for social conservatives, and attempts to demonize Christians, are becoming acceptable to the American financiall establishment.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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