Christianity Today Assumes Tabloid Status and Reveals It's Anti-Catholic Bigotry
Melissa Steffan, of Christianity Today writes an article that links a story claiming to expose an affair that a married Dinesh D'Souza is allegedly having with a young woman he describes as his fiancee.
In case you have been out of town for a while, Dinesh D'Souza is a conservative political commentator, writer, former president of King's College, and responsible for the surprise box office hit, 2016 Obama's America.
Can anyone help me understand why it is important to include in this article about a well-known Christian's alleged affair that he is a Catholic? Why does the author need to point this out and get a quote from a Protestant theologian known for his strong anti-Catholic stance? I find it especially egregious since Dinesh has said himself he is not Catholic and has been attending Calvary Chapel in San Diego for 10 years with his evangelical wife Dixie for ten years before moving to NYC to take the position as President of an evangelical college.
Oh yeah, it turns out, none of the above story is true. Dinesh has denied the story in toto. It turns out that there was a huge vendetta against him by folks at King's College who were not happy about his new position there. I won't be surprised if I see copies of Christianity Today in the magazine rack at the check-out of my local supermarket soon next to magazines with pictures of Elvis Alien Abductions.
We have enough scandals of our own and don't need to be falsely linked to another one.
(File under "Not so blatant Anti-Catholicism in the media")
*Here is the Calvinist theologian's assessment of the Catholic faith spoken of on the "Reformation 21" blog: "...at ground level Catholicism looks like benighted old biddies doing homage before an amputated and pickled tongue". (Carl Trueman)
With those kind of comments above, I think it is doubtful that the CT author would get a positive comment about Dinesh from Dr. Trueman , even though his statement was completely false since Dinesh is a Protestant! We should expect better from our Protestant brethren in the media, they certainly do of us.