Last year, Entertainment Weekly magazine honored the arrival of a viciously anti-Catholic tilt on the FX show "American Horror Story: Asylum" by promoting how actress "Jessica Lange returns, this time as a terrifying nun."
Bigotry sells -- big -- in Tinseltown. This year, after that "Asylum" season aired, Hollywood has honored the show again by showering it with 17 Emmy nominations. There's a reason Hollywood revels in Catholic-bashing. The Catholic Church best represents for them an ancient organization with a creed, which refuses to genuflect before the modern god of La La Land: untrammeled whims of lust and greed.
Ryan Murphy, the gay-activist "genius" behind "Horror Story" and Fox's "Glee," proclaimed, "I'm just writing what I would like to see. I'm scared of aliens, and I'm scared of Nazis, and I'm scared of nuns. So it's the perfect stew of horror and fear." Does that comment make this man controversial? Not at all. Murphy was "mainstream" enough to host a $25,000-a-head Democratic fundraiser at his home in June of 2012 starring that staunch Christian, Barack Obama.
Murphy's warped psyche created a mental asylum named Briarcliff and put Lange's perverted and deranged character, "Sister Jude," in charge of the lunatics. The vomit came spewing from the first episode on Oct. 17, with a fantasy sequence where Sister Jude fantasized about stripping to a small red nightie and straddling Monsignor Howard, the priest assigned to the asylum, as they gazed into each other's eyes longingly.
In episode two, a nymphomaniac patient named Shelley taunted a psychiatrist: "I saw you flirting with Our Lady of Perpetual Virginity. Want to see my candy apple?" Later, the psychiatrist hired a prostitute who dressed up in a nun's habit. In an attempted exorcism, a demon-possessed man declared that Lange's Sister Jude had performed oral sex on 53 men before becoming a nun. "You were the town pump, weren't you, Sister?"
In episode three, the young nun Sister Mary Eunice became possessed by a demon, so she could have all the Catholic-taunting fun: "Your little bride of Christ has had an awakening, not to the Lord, but to the power of sex, lust, desire."
Later in the episode, a psychiatrist shattered a statue of the Virgin Mary as he yelled, "Whore, whore, whore!"
When the Catholic League tried to protest the show before it aired with full-page advertisements in the trade publications Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, they were spurned, and told their ad was -- ready? -- "inappropriate."