Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Hollywood's Hypocrisy

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.


At Wednesday, June 22, 2005 11:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally believe that Satan lures people into religion. He brings them into all faiths. Just like he draws people like Tom Cruse into this cult, he will also lure some into Christianity.

Why? To make a mockery out of religion. Nothing would please Satan more than to see someone claiming to be a Christian to do something wicked- and show the non-believer.

But I still believe that Satan's greatest stunt was Mormonism. It is supposed to be a Christian faith with the most stringent rules of conduct- yet it is a faith that denies the cross. Just like in the Garden of Gethsamane.

the Heckler

At Wednesday, June 22, 2005 5:43:00 PM, Anonymous Alex Samuels said...

Also Scientology has the reputation for suing big time everytime a negative article is published about it. It is just easier to pick on Christians. If we were rating Satan's greatest stunts, I'm sure Scientology would edge out the Mormons. But ole Satan is a relative-pragmatist, he's ready to do whatever is necessary to get the job done at the time.


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