It goes without saying (but I will say it anyway) there is no more vehement anti-catholic than a fallen away catholic.
Chris Matthew takes the cake. There has much discussion about Mother Teresa’s dark night of the soul. In order to put this spiritual ordeal in the life of a saint into the proper context, Mr. Matthews turned to the worlds most renowned scholar on the spiritual life, Christopher Hitchens. For a little context on Mr. Hitchens relationship to Mother Teresa, see Colleen Raezler writing for the Culture and Media Institute:
In his 1995 book, The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, Hitchens suggested that she didn’t really care for the ill and the downtrodden, but used them to advance her personal and political (read pro-life) ambitions. Hitchens criticized the nun for maintaining ties to questionable political leaders, and raised questions about the quality of the medical care provided by her order. Hitchens even testified at the Vatican against her beatification and canonization.
Yeah, he is the guy to turn to. Of course, this was just an excuse for Matthews to advance his anti-catholic agenda. Ms. Raezler in her article absolutely nailed it in her subtitle when she said that having Christopher Hitchens on to discuss the dark night of the soul for a future saint is like “It’s like asking the head of Hamas for insights into the Jewish mind. ” Brilliant.
Now if you think that Matthews’ intolerance is limited to Catholics or Christians in general, think again. Matthew is also vehemently anti-gay. I know what you are thinking, “No Patrick, Matthews goes right down the line on lefty issues and the gay agenda is at the top of this list. No?” That was what I thought until Matthews called a reportedly an active homosexual a “sexual deviant” on national TV (at least a dozen households were tuned in). That someone is of course Idaho Senator Larry Craig. I suppose however that this behavior is only deviant when engaged in by conservative sinners, liberal sinners and those with no standards at all (redundant?) are exempt from deviant status.
It must be very liberating to live in a world not bound by intellectual and moral honesty.