Protest becomes self-parody: the jihad against @BishopMorlino

Posted November 2, 2017 4:46 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Protest becomes self-parody: the jihad against @BishopMorlino

I’ve been watching tweets against Bp. Morlino as part of the ongoing jihad against him here in Madison.
These poor people.
Ultra-liberal Madison, by the way, was once described by a former governor of Wisconsin as “30 square miles surrounded by reality”, although it has grown to some 77 by now and the phrase has undergone revision.
Someone here who truly detests the Bishop – no one hates like a committed liberal, with all their self-righteous and humorless moral superiority – started an online petition to have him removed.
Its hostility is ironically relieved by its over-the-top rhetoric which unintentionally involves self-parody.
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