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February 10, 2012

Vileness

by Rev. A. J. Iovine

Below is a terrific article written by a wonderful writer, mother, and Lutheran, Mollie Hemingway, after a commentator on CNN.com wrote the following about her stance on the recent Planned Parenthood-Susan G. Komen for the Cure flap:

“Karma will hit and Mollie will be struck with breast cancer tonight and have to have a double masectomy [sic]. That’s what she gets for being against the poor being able to have mammograms done. May her Chemo be very painful.”

In her article, Mollie is right on the button about the corrosive nature of political rhetoric and discussion. When did vileness and viciousness such as wishing someone to get sick, or in the case of conservative commentator Cal Thomas, who said that MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was a good argument for birth control, become so commonplace?

(Thank you to Vicar Eric Ekong for Google+ tip)

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‘I Hope You Get Cancer’ (and Other Thoughtful Critiques) – Ricochet.com

I’ve been writing quite a bit about Planned Parenthood and the media campaign on its behalf that we’ve been subjected to in the last week or so. Over at CNN, commenter Teddy N. kindly …

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