To the Editor:
When did journalism schools start teaching 17th-century Puritan intolerance and hatred of anyone who is not a progressive liberal Democrat and does not profess allegiance to a socialist, LGBTQ agenda?
For example, the recent public shaming of Vice President Mike Pence’s wife because she announced that she was going to be a temporary art teacher at a Christian school in Virginia – Oh! Oh! The school has a mandatory employment contract that all of its teachers must sign and agree to, which includes agreeing to the belief that marriage is only between one man and one woman.
The Puritans hated Quakers. They hanged former Puritan and Quaker convert Mary Dyer. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter,” Hester Prynne had to wear an “A” on her breast because she was proclaimed by the Puritan community to be an adulterer.
A recent New York Times headline read “Boys in ‘Make America Great Again’ hats mob native elder at indigenous peoples march.”
We know now that this was not only false but also a fabrication of bias from the minds of predisposed journalists. The only hate-spewing gang that gathered that weekend was the mainstream media that beat unrecognizable and left for dead the reputations of a group of teenage boys whose multiple offenses of crude, rude and social unacceptability were that they were white, apparently Donald Trump supporters and they were Catholic, a group toward whom hatred routinely is legitimized and sanctioned by leading politicians.
On Dec. 5, Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and California’s Kamala Harris insisted that Brian Buescher, nominated by Trump to sit on the U.S. District Court of Nebraska, should be disqualified because he is a member of the Knights of Columbus.
The Knights of Columbus don’t like abortion and are one man, one woman marriage advocates.