In their column yesterday over at Accuracy in Media, Cliff Kincaid and Sherrie Gossett examine the media and Hollywood's reaction to the courtship of actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, especially Holmes announcement that she's converting from Catholicism to her fiance's "religion," Scientology.
Kincaid and Gossett report: . . .
. . . the Los Angeles Times noted a bit of hypocrisy in the reaction of Hollywood to this development: "Although Hollywood reacted in panic last year to Mel Gibson's evangelical zeal tied to the release of 'The Passion of the Christ,' it has generally responded to Cruise's Scientology fervor with determinedly closed-lipped tolerance."
It's much more than tolerance. Converting to Scientology is considered fashionable. But if Mel Gibson were dating a young lady and it was announced that she was leaving her established religion or church to convert to his brand of conservative Catholicism, you could anticipate a wave of revulsion and horror.
Hat tip to Townhall.com.