The laughable hatred from the left is astonishing.
During an awards banquet, Mikey Moore took the time to bash Ronald Reagan and John Paul II.
Well, no one will ever accuse Mikey of having too much class. This was also covered by the NY Post.
Moore was on hand to present the award for Best First Film to David France, whose feature “How to Survive a Plague” is a salute to ACT UP, the radical protest group whose most notorious action was to send thousands of protesters to St. Patrick’s Cathedral during the Christmas season in 1989. Dozens stormed into the December Mass to disrupt the prayers and desecrate the Host, which Catholics believe is the Body of Christ. A stunned John Cardinal O’Connor looked on in horror. The publicity stunt was denounced by David Dinkins, Mario Cuomo, Ed Koch and the Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Rights.
Moore is quoted as saying….
“[T]hose who would deify Reagan and Pope John Paul II are responsible for the deaths of thousands of people….because of their bigotry.”
Uhmm, no they’re not. Reagan supporters nor John Paul’s did anything to cause people to die from the AIDS virus. The fact is, the activists at the time did more against their cause than anything. It’s difficult to garner sympathy for a bunch of scumbags crying about the consequences of their own actions and blaming innocent people.
While their public statements are clear, as far as I know, in public or private, neither the Pope nor Reagan advocated the sexual activity nor the illicit drug use necessary to transmit the HIV virus. Indeed, John Paul’s advocacy was for people not to do those things. As for Reagan, he left office in 1988, 25 years ago!!!! At that time, AIDS and the HIV which causes it was just then becoming known. There were still many questions about the causation and connection between AIDS and HIV. What is it that Moore thinks Reagan should have done? Or more specifically those who would “deify” Reagan and the Pope.
For the record, I’m not aware of any group of people who wish to elevate either the Pope or Reagan to the status equal to God.
Moore is a delusional maniac.
How not to do it.
Moore’s idiocy didn’t go unchallenged.
A heckler shouted, “f*ck you” and “a$$hole” during Moore’s speech. Turns out noted contrarian Armond White was in the crowd and was the person shouting down Moore.
White expanded on his comments with The New York Post’s Kyle Smith:
“My comment is that Moore is a paranoid leftie buffoon who assumed he was in a room of fellow-travelers. I’m not a right-winger or a Catholic but I am a Christian and was offended by his hateful statements. And as a member of the NYFCC I resent that he used our event for a political platform.”
I understand the desire to shout such things. But, I’m not sure this is the best way to represent Christianity. Try denouncing Moore’s hate speech with a little less profanity. I think it suffices to simply point at Moore’s idiocy and laugh at his hate and stupidity.