I stumbled across this article from June 2002 while looking for the quotation from Rod Dreher about FOX news suppressing the “gay angle” in the priest sex abuse scandal.
The article uses a few incidents that were then-recent (including a vague reference to Dreher’s discussion with the FOX news guy), such as:
Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts shouted George Will down on ABC’s “This
Week” because he tried to state that the vast majority of priest sexual abusers
are homosexuals. NewsMax writer Phil Brennan reported, “After three or four
attempts to get a word in edgewise, Will gave up.”
Most of the article draws heavily from Goodbye, Good Men and from Bernard Goldberg’s Bias.
As often happens, conservatives had to go to the homosexual activist media to get what the MSM were suppressing:
(GLAAD), through its moles in the Church, reported news that the mass media
censored. Writing for GLAAD’s website, homosexual activist Cathy Renna said:
“We also learned more late last night about the anti-gay proposal offered by
Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Neb. Bruskewitz’s ‘Amendment 27’ would have
stated that because the ‘current homosexual culture’ was the root cause of the
sex-abuse crisis, the bishops would be required to force strict conformity with
all Church doctrines on sexuality. His proposal was soundly rejected on a voice
vote, with a source inside the meeting telling me that it received only perhaps
a half-dozen votes of support.”
So who’s actually running the USCCB? The USCCB voted down a measure requiring priests to express complete orthodoxy on matters of sexual morality?
Subsequent to which, Bruskewitz and Vasa became criticized for “non-comformity” with the “safe environment” programs because they a) insisted on their sovereignty as bishops; b) insisted the scandal was caused by homosexuality and c) insisted that a solution to the scandal must include doctrinal orthodoxy???
As with the current Catholics United, radical activists like the Voice of the Faithful people tried to claim they were “non-partisan,” “just Catholics,” etc.
Yet one of the leaders of the “lay movement” in response to the crisis, who insisted she was not pushing a liberal agenda, was Mary Jo Blane:
“This is not an exaggeration. Dr. Mary Jo Bane, Clinton’s [former] Assistant Secretary of Administration for Children and Families in the Department of Health and Human Services, said: ‘If we want to talk about equality of opportunity for children, then the fact that children are aised in families means there’s no equality. … In order to raise children with equality, we must take them away from families and communally raise them.’
This woman is a Catholic???
To promote their agenda, the USCCB shut out the Catholic Medical Association but relied on the “testimony” of the very psychiatrists and psychologists who caused this mess:
To this end, the bishops running the Dallas meeting, according to the June 13 National Review’s article, had staged “briefings for the media on various aspects of the abuse scandal” by psychiatric panelists such as Rev. Canice Connors, Rev. Stephen Rossetti and others with a pro-homosexual agenda. Connors is known among sex abuse victims for his psychiatric and “spiritual assessment” of mass pedophile Fr. John Geoghan. He wrote that “there are no particular ecommendations concerning his spiritual life since he is involved in spiritual direction and seems to have a good prayer life.”
While accepting psychiatric advice from the likes of Connors, the bishops in control of the meeting, however, refused the expertise of Catholic Medical Association (CMA) psychiatrists, who are faithful to the Church’s full teachings.
The CMA considered so-called expert Stephen Rossetti’s advice to bishops as creating “a big part of” the sex abuse problem.
Similar methods were used in 1973 when the APA voted to “normalize” homosexuality:
According to psychiatrist Jeffrey Satinover, the American Psychiatric
Association (APA) had its own “lavender mafia” when it voted to “normalize
homosexuality” in the early 1970s. . . . The tactics used against the APA in the
“normalization of homosexuality” are presented in his book “Homosexuality and
the Politics of Truth.” The Congressional Record of May 1996 called it the “best
book on homosexuality written in our times.”
On the MSM:
Goldberg in “Bias” called ABC, NBC and CBS the three big “News Mafia” families. These “Big Three” are a large basis of the gay movement’s power. The “News Mafia” is the New Berlin Wall that is even now starting to crumble, as did the Berlin Wall and the “evil empire” which built that wall.
Goldberg’s “Bias” is like Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn’s “Gulag Archipelago,” the beginning of the end for the new “evil empire.” If talk radio and news sources like NewsMax continue to courageously fight the bias and lies of the “Big Three,” then they will
crumble as more and more viewers leave them.
But even the “Big Three” are only stooges of the New York Times and Washington Post. Goldberg said, “The problem is that so many TV journalists simply don’t know how to think about certain issues until the New York Times and the Washington Post tell them what to think. Those big, important newspapers set the agenda that network news people follow.”