First it was “f—king Jews.” Now Ann Coulter has turned her attention to Catholics.
In response to a tweet from David Limbaugh who spoke in agreement with Catholics who object to Pope Francis’s economic critique, Coulter tweeted, “I’m an American and this is why our founders (not ‘immigrants’!) distrusted Catholics & wouldn’t make them citizens.”
Some might argue that she is merely being sarcastic. Please forgive me if I fail to see the sarcasm of “f—king Jews.” But if her comments about Catholics were an attempt at sarcasm, it might be useful if she attempted to demonstrate a rudimentary knowledge of American history.
It’s true there was significant anti-Catholic sentiment in the colonies, but not in all of them. Last I checked Maryland was one of the 13 original colonies and was a refuge for Catholics coming to the New World thanks to George Calvert, the first Lord of Baltimore. As was Rhode Island, founded by Roger Williams, which gained a renowned reputation as a colony where Protestants, Catholics, Jews and even Muslims could practice their faith freely. If not for Roger Williams, I submit there would be no First Amendment.
It would seem that Ms. Coulter is immune from historical facts. Such an immunity arises when one is afflicted with the disease of bigotry.
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