As the world of media changes, Salon struggles to remain relevant in journalism and they do so by being exclamatory and sensationalistic. Rabidly attacking any and all things conservative, the liberal rag does a disservice to liberal politics as they display rampant bigotry and intolerance while masquerading of the proponents of such virtues.
Case-in-point: according to a new hit-piece by Salon, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio intends to govern based on his “bizarre religious faith.”
What is this “bizarre” faith? Is he a member of a cult? Is he chanting at airports or slaughtering goats for Beelzebub?
Marco Rubio subscribes to a well-established sect of Christianity: Roman Catholicism.
Yes, the religion that continues to host a membership of an estimated 1.2 billion souls worldwide is the “bizarre” religion which Salon references. And, worse yet (according to Salon), Rubio intends to govern as a Catholic!
The article begins as an anti-Christian piece:
Not two weeks into the new year, the frocked and beanied capo dei capi of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, chose to impose upon humanity a book of his own authorship, “The Name of God Is Mercy.” The title alone should have given reviewers cause to dispatch the tome, unopened, straight into the waste bin.
The article blasts several prominent Christians in government for adhering to their principles and then focuses on Rubio:
[F]aith-derangement syndrome afflicts the undeniably young and intelligent, and most notably, among the Republican contenders for the White House, Senator Marco Rubio. Rubio once converted to Mormonism but currently two-times with both the Catholic Church and the extremist, anti-gay, pro-exorcist Christ Fellowship. He has just put out a television campaign ad entitled “Marco Rubio on His Christian Faith.”
As a pianist taps out a somniferously bland tune that would befit an ad for a last-rites parlor, Rubio, seated against a dark backdrop, explains the delicate balance he strives to achieve in melding his faith and career as a lawmaker, as well as offering detailed, faith-inspired plans for governing the United States in a time of international turmoil and domestic discontent.
The rest of the article is dedicated to breaking-down Rubio’s ad word-for-word and disrespecting the moral foundations of billions of human beings around the world- all in the name of social justice and what passes for “tolerance” for today’s liberal.
Rubio’s television ad is a typical, soft television ad aimed at offering a unifying message. It courts Christians and traditional-value folks in the heart of America and while the message is nice, is far from anything provocative or new. It’s standard fare.
Perhaps the most-startling thing about Rubio’s ad and the Salon diatribe is the fact that this kind of mellow messaging could evoke this kind of hatred and foaming-at-the-mouth anti-Christian zealotry.
Be a Christian. Be a Catholic. Be an atheist. If Rubio’s message resonates with you, that’s great! If it does not, that’s fine, too. What strikes as bizarre is not that a Catholic is running for president, but that a Catholic running for president inspires this level of reaction and hysteria.