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Commentary :: Media
Kirsten Anderberg: Anti-Catholic Bigot
14 Mar 2005
Catholics, second only to Muslims as targets of disrespect and bigotry in America.
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Kirsten Anderberg: Anti-Catholic Bigot

If there is one thing you can count on it is this; show disrespect for Judaism and your career is finished. There is another thing you can count on; show disrespect for Catholicism and no one will care. In fact, you can carry your bigotry publicly and not a single anti-Bigot will out you. Why is it that American leftists are willing to take seriously a woman who earns her living dressing up as a nun and degrading the religious beliefs of Catholics while, simultaneously, shutting out critics of Israel who show no disrespect for Judaism? What does the ADL spend its energies smear those who criticize the politics of a nation state (Israel) while lifting not a single finger to denounce those like Anderberg who flagrantly defame Catholics?

What makes Anderberg worse is that she thinks of herself as some kind of moral authority while not practicing what she preaches. If you think I've exaggerated my case, do a thought experiment. Look at the photos I've included in this essay and image Anderberg dressing as a Buddhist monk or a Jewish Rabbi. We all know that if she did these things, an avalanche of criticism would befall her.

I for one cannot take seriously a person who degrades so heartlessly an entire religious culture. When a woman chooses to be a nun, she gives up most of what is enjoyable about being a woman and she does this for her beliefs. It is a sacrifice that we should respect, whether or not we share in her beliefs. Women like Anderberg who impose upon other women their views of what they should become are not feminists, they are bigots. IndyMedia should think twice before hosting the work of bigots, even anti-Catholic bigots.

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Re: Kirsten Anderberg: Anti-Catholic Bigot
14 Mar 2005
Indy media is here for everyone and we will not censor Kirsten Anderberg merely because of your view of her activities. However, without debating the issues she stands for, you are committing an attack upon Anderberg based on the fact that she has worn the grab of a nun?

This article is under review by Boston Indymedia. Readers are welcome to add their input below. Any fact-checking or proof that this attack is unmerited will be greatly appreciated.
Re: Kirsten Anderberg: Anti-Catholic Bigot
14 Mar 2005
The very same article has so far turned up on the DC, NYC, Indybay, Seattle, New Hampshire and Philadelphia IMCs. Without surveying every IMC on the list it's impossible to say just how extensively crossposted it's been.

A couple of days ago there was an article posted to multiple IMCs accusing Ms. Anderberg of being a conduit for gummint disinformation fed to her by a parole officer.

While I'm no particular fan of Anderberg, thinking that she has a talent capable of very good work (see her writing about busking for an example) which is too often wasted on ranting about how the rest of the human species stubbornly refuses to conform to her wishes, the odor of "jerk with a grudge trying to use Indymedia to slander someone he doesn't like" given off by the OP and the circumstances surrounding it is really to powerful to ignore.