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Newspaper Desecrates Catholic Icon
Fox News Radio ^ | June 28 2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 06/28/2013 11:49:19 AM PDT by walford

A New Mexico newspaper defended its desecration of a Catholic icon and refused to apologize because they said the offensive image reflected diversity and captured the essence of summer.

The Santa Fe Reporter created an uproar with its “Summer Guide 2013.” The cover featured an artistic depiction of the Virgin of Guadalupe wearing a skimpy bikini and drinking a margarita. Over her shoulder is a bare-chested cowboy sporting a nipple ring and wearing a pink cowboy hat and kerchief.

Fox News

Santa Fe Catholics said the weekly alternative newspaper has turned the religious icon into a party girl.

“If your intent was to in effect slap Catholics across the face, by putting forth this public depiction of Our Lady as a party girl, during the very week that we honor her as our patroness, then I can only say that from my perspective, you succeeded,” wrote Adam Le Ortega, the record of the Cathedral basilica of St. Francis of Assisi."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: catholic; mary; religion; virginofguadalupe
If the Santa Fe Reporter really wants to be edgy and courageous, why don't they grow a freaking pair and depict Muhammad in a Speedo?
1 posted on 06/28/2013 11:49:19 AM PDT by walford
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To: walford

Really offensive. Not a smart move by the paper. A lot of devout Catholics in the Santa Fe area.


2 posted on 06/28/2013 11:51:29 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: walford
"If the Santa Fe Reporter really wants to be edgy and courageous, why don't they grow a freaking pair and depict Muhammad in a Speedo?"

We all know the answer to that - they are cowards. When Christians are offended by things like this, the media say in lockstep - lighten up, live with it, freedom of speech, blah blah blah. But if there is some similar offense directed at Muslims, they jump to the defense of the Muslims. So, in conclusion - the msm hate Christians and are dhimmies for Muslims.
3 posted on 06/28/2013 11:53:59 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: walford

Tasteless.

Not a good idea since there are A LOT of devout Spanish-speakiing Catholics in the area.


4 posted on 06/28/2013 11:54:33 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: AtlasStalled
"Not a smart move by the paper."

It's described as an "alternative" newspaper, and therefore it probably caters to artsy liberals and will therefore be applauded for its "courage."
5 posted on 06/28/2013 11:56:54 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

Well got to remember that Muslims can threaten violence against the offending person. Christians will simply demand a letter writting campaign.


6 posted on 06/28/2013 11:56:58 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: AtlasStalled
If the Santa Fe Reporter really wants to be edgy and courageous, why don't they grow a freaking pair and depict Muhammad in a Speedo?

I'd be happy if someone-- anyone in the media-- asked Obama, Holder or Biden a real question.

7 posted on 06/28/2013 11:59:34 AM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: Biggirl
"Well got to remember that Muslims can threaten violence against the offending person. Christians will simply demand a letter writting campaign."

True - they know they are safe offending Christians. They can absorb the criticism and pass themselves off as courageous gadflies.
8 posted on 06/28/2013 11:59:43 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: AtlasStalled

The Santa Fe Catholics should organize boycotts of the major advertisers in the newspaper. If it is like most newspapers these days it won’t take much to push them under.


9 posted on 06/28/2013 12:01:06 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: walford

A couple people wrote comments for another article about Santa Fe being a liberal cesspool. Looks like the Santa Fe Reporter agreed.

This is actually a takeoff of the old liberal/leftist publication “The Realist” of Phil Krasner (1960’s). Totally irreverant satire from the Left, but actually funny.

Today’s leftist “satire” is a direct attack on organized religion and comes from an anarchist/marxist perspective, not from any intellectual basis.

At least Krasner had a sense of humor. The last time I saw him was at the Counter-Inaugural demonstration in Jan. 1969 when a Yippie challenged him to take off his clothes, an offer he refused. I think he saved our eyesight by doing so.


10 posted on 06/28/2013 12:01:09 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: walford

Disgusting


11 posted on 06/28/2013 12:03:27 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Necrovore

Do a boycott the businesses that advertise for the paper that should do to get the word across.


13 posted on 06/28/2013 12:06:50 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Maybe Hispanics will get a clue that the left does not share their values and is not on their side.


14 posted on 06/28/2013 12:07:53 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: walford

Imagine that paper allowing an insult to Blacks, Homosexuals, Islamic adherents, Women, and on and on...

But of course, it’s okay to trash Christians, their beliefs, or anything they hold sacred.

My but the Left sure is tolerant. /s


15 posted on 06/28/2013 12:08:01 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: walford

try that with a koran you pussies


16 posted on 06/28/2013 12:12:45 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: AtlasStalled

A “devout catholic” in New Mexico is someone with a Virgin Mary air freshener hanging from the rear view mirror as they shoot at you from a moving vehicle.


17 posted on 06/28/2013 12:16:50 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: walford
"the image reflected diversity"

So they claim. A moronic assertion - it reflected only the anti-Catholic bias of the newspaper and its readers. That's "diversity"?
19 posted on 06/28/2013 12:22:59 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Biggirl

That would work, but you would never get enough people on board, not to mention local neighborhood entertainment newspapers are usually staffed by militant homophiliacs. Who are also anti religion except for islam jew or atheist, aswell as being pro minority/anti white and they simply just dont care.


20 posted on 06/28/2013 12:45:34 PM PDT by Necrovore (Lu"gen offenbahren Kontrolle)
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To: walford

Another one of those threads where I don’t have to say anything other than ‘see the tag line’.


21 posted on 06/28/2013 1:20:24 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It is the nature of liberals to pervert whatever they touch.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon
boycotts of the major advertisers in the newspaper.

The Santa Fe Reporter weekly alternative newspaper

Which are most likely abortionists, tattoo parlors, piercing salons, strip joints, liquor stores, bars, head shops, pawn shops, immigration shysters, DUI shysters, bankruptcy shysters, sperm banks, blood and plasma clinics, etc.

22 posted on 06/28/2013 1:53:32 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: walford

Imagine the hilarity were someone with artistry to make a fake cover depicting just that, and distributing it around?

Somebody did a crude image of something like that.

http://hts2041.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/islam-muhammad-is-gay-5islam-muhammad-in-speedo-with-male-symbol-45.jpg


23 posted on 06/28/2013 2:25:17 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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24 posted on 06/28/2013 6:08:20 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: walford
Posted thread from earlier this week:

Newspaper's online image called 'blasphemous' [Catholics / Lady of Guadalupe]

25 posted on 06/28/2013 6:11:01 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: walford

The chickens will come home to roost. Our Lady will not be mocked.


26 posted on 06/28/2013 6:12:18 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Happiness comes through the door you didn't know you left open.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

It’s described as an “alternative” newspaper, and therefore it probably caters to artsy liberals and will therefore be applauded for its “courage.”


It’s “Progressive”.


27 posted on 06/28/2013 6:13:31 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: walford
For comparison:


28 posted on 06/28/2013 6:13:58 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: laplata

A couple of weeks ago the Reporter published a news item that said the Republican Governor Susana Martinez was under investigation by the FBI. WRONG! BIG TIME!

Turns out an early campaign manager who she had fired back in 2009 was hacking her emails and the FBI was tracking him. The trail of stolen emails led to the Democratic AG (who claimed he didn’t know they were stolen and who is running for governor against her next year) and to a Democratic activist associated with the Democratic Party chairman. When the FBI checked the activist’s computer they found lots of KIDDIE PORN!! Typical RAT party corruption!


29 posted on 06/28/2013 6:25:16 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

Wow. They really are dirty in so many ways.

Thanks for sharing that. I’m going to email a lib I know who likes that Rag.


30 posted on 06/28/2013 6:34:49 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: laplata
Grab some popcorn and read this story and view the KRQE video:

Video: Dirty Laundry in the New Mexico Democrat Party

31 posted on 06/28/2013 6:53:01 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Somebody with some talent should do a better spoof cover, then report these hipsters in Santa Fe are mocking Islam in the name of diversity, making sure the names of all reporters and editors are on that spoof cover. Start spreading it all over the internet. Let’s see if they just shrugged it off as diversity.


32 posted on 06/28/2013 7:03:56 PM PDT by Betty Jane
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To: CedarDave

Thanks, CD. Damning video.

I get KRQE here in Durango and prefer it to the Denver News.


33 posted on 06/28/2013 7:21:44 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: SpaceBar

This native New Mexican and devout Catholic thinks your a complete moron!


34 posted on 06/28/2013 11:12:39 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: walford
...refused to apologize because....the offensive image reflected diversity

Mocking Christian iconography while not daring to even contemplate doing anything similarly offensive to Muslims doesn't "reflect diversity," it reflects across-the-board moral cowardice.

35 posted on 06/28/2013 11:28:23 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: walford

Some Catholics should behead the artist. Maybe then they would be more sensitive? I mean it works for Muslims, right?


36 posted on 06/28/2013 11:40:03 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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