Topic: Accuracy in Media
Over the past week, Accuracy in Media has engaged in another round of Catholic-bashing.
An April 29 column by Cliff Kincaid attacks "the shameful role of the Roman Catholic Church in facilitating the foreign invasion of the U.S.," which he claims "deserves as much attention as the seemingly never-ending cases of sexual child abuse involving priests." Kincaid asserts that "Catholic officials want to encourage illegal immigration" because "Most of the illegal aliens are Catholics. Plus, the church makes lots of government money by hosting and serving the immigrants." Kincaid adds, "These facts are considered by some to be anti-Catholic, which is why you seldom read or hear about them in the major media." Kincaid also highlights a writer who claims "that the Roman Catholic Church is aiding and abetting the criminal invasion of America from Mexico because the illegals are almost all Roman Catholics."
Kincaid followed on April 30 by complaining that a May Day immigrant rally in Washington is "financially supported by the Catholic Church."
On May 2, Kincaid bashes Catholic bishops for opposing the harsh anti-immigrant law in Arizona, repeating claims made by Minuteman group founder Jim Gilcrhist (with Jerome Corsi) that "Churches pander to illegal aliens, seeking financial windfalls when more church members come across the borders. This is especially true of the Catholic Church, because so many of the Mexicans coming here are Catholic."