Anti-Catholic Slur on February Dis-Unplugged

Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by Cheltenham, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. momto3gr8boys

    momto3gr8boys DIS Veteran

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    Well, I am gay and Catholic and practicing (shocker, I know). Basically the Vatican insults my family on a very regular basis without remorse.

    So why am I practicing? Well, I take what good I get from my religious upbringing, and leave the rest. And that is exactly what you can do with a show like the DISunplugged.

    No one is going to agree with everyone all the time. What offends one, will undoubtedly make another laugh. I believe as long as no one is being bullied or harmed, we can live harmoniously accepting the different views of those around us.

    And I don't for a second believe the Catholic church is being bullied by the media. Pope jokes and calling a spade a spade, well, I'm sorry, but if you did the crime you'll do the time - negative portrayal by the media is a fairly light sentence for some of the things they are guilty of.

    So, while you have every right to be offended, you also have freedom to let one slide by realizing ALL groups are offended by someone's idea of a joke from time to time (we just notice it more when it's our own), or you also have the choice to turn it off.
     
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  3. pdarrah

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    Totally disagree with this - inappropriate comments are made about these groups regularly. Particularly Muslims.

    At the moment, it is more the opposite for Catholicism. As a non-catholic, I am sick and tired of all the pope coverage that looks like propaganda and glorification of this one religion all over the news right now. Particularly annoyed by the frequent statement from major news organizations that he is "the world's spiritual leader". Pretty sure most Protestants, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Agnostics, Atheists, etc. aren't looking to him for spiritual leadership. (Catholics are less than 18% of the world's population)

    The group that truly has something to complain about with inappropriate comments is the LGBT community. Truly horrific comments are made regularly. I'm not even directly effected and am often horrified.
     
  4. MapleGirl

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    I completely agree. I didn't catch the comment. Can some one PM me what it was?
     
  5. Disneybridein2k3

    Disneybridein2k3 I am and I'm not afraid to admit

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    Amen, amen, my friend! :goodvibes
     
  6. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    To me, there’s a huge difference between cultural sensitivity (good) and political correctness (bad.) So, when Pete tweets something like “Kathy’s gay”, that’s funny. If Pete were to say “Kevin and John’s marriage disgusts me because they are two dudes” that would not be funny. Right?
     
  7. Disneybridein2k3

    Disneybridein2k3 I am and I'm not afraid to admit

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    :rotfl2:I think that is because many of the members of the team are gay so they feel they can contribute. It's a lot like Skip's comments about not taking life too seriously; you need to be able to laugh at yourself. How many times has Pete joked about buying purses, etc? It's all hilarious.
     
  8. pdarrah

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    I think you misunderstood - I have no problem with any of the comments on the podcast. This was in response to a post that making inappropriate comments about Catholics is tolerated by the media. I was talking about comments from mainstream media that are inappropriate in reference to LGBT individuals or groups (radio DJs are among some of the worst offenders)
     
  9. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    Everyone can be guilty of this, ESPECIALLY when it comes to trans people. Like, a lot of people don’t get that “shemale” and “tranny” aren’t funny words, they are slurs.
     
  10. jcb

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    If I understand the concern (because, frankly, I had to go back and re-listen because it never entered my mind that anything "insensitive" had been said), the comment occurred on the 2/26/2013 podcast news segment at about 51:30

    http://youtu.be/iocyy8wv1w0?t=51m30s
     
  11. topolino

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    This is a problem, in my opinion, when offensive comments are made. I'm not referring to the one made on the podcast, as I haven't heard it and don't know what it is, but oftentimes disparaging comments will be made against a whole group because of the actions of a few of its members. This is called generalization, and it's lazy and it's offensive.

    Again, I don't necessarily know if this is true about this particular comment made on the podcast, but I do tend to notice that offensive comments are made against Catholics because of the relatively low percentage of pedophiles. These comments often are allowed and are brushed off. If a similar comment were made against homosexuals or African-Americans, there'd be an uproar.
     
  12. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    I disagree with this, though. The coverup and the defending of the pedophiles came from the top of the church ranks. The previous Pope shuffled the accused around so they wouldn’t face persecution. The Pope is the face of the Catholic Church. When you say “The Catholic Church harbored pedophiles”, that’s not generalization, it’s fact.
     
  13. topolino

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    I understand what you are saying, I really do. But even the comment you made in the quote contained here, is a generalization. It's a disservice to all of the members of the Catholic Church (clergy and non) that are appalled by the pedophilia, and who do great charity work for the poor and the sick.
     
  14. DVCKev

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    "Oh they are just like that, they goof on everyone!" That's no excuse, perhaps there needs to be some changes to the podcast......? Perhaps a slander lawsuit would change perceptions as to what is acceptable and what is not. Or maybe direct messages to advertisers asking why they advertise on a site that permits that type of libelous denigration of a religion, perhaps it's theirs. :confused3 Just playing devil's advocate.......anyone remember Opie and Anthony on the radio, obviously not as bad as that but bad never the less..........no excuse.......
     
  15. Mary Jo

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    Since I haven't heard the podcast comment in discussion here, I won't add my two cents (even though I'm a Catholic, firm in my belief).

    But, I wanted to address the comment in bold above. The rules are according the the guidelines on the DISboards, not the guidelines on the podcast. Pete pretty much keeps these separate.

    The disboards are family oriented, more family oriented than this particular board. The podcast is not so much.

    I type this often enough know it by heart ;)

    www.wdwinfo.com/guidelines.htm
     
  16. jcb

    jcb always emerging from hibernation

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    Let me get this straight, you think the Pope should sue the podcast for libel over this comment?

    :happytv:
     
  17. GAN

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    Uh... No thank you.
     
  18. mikedoyleblogger

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    So how long does this thread have to go before someone from the podcast simply says to Cheltenham and others who were offended, "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to hurt you."

    Because one "I'm sorry" here seems like it would do a lot more good then everyone tearing each other apart on a Disney board.
     
  19. Disneybridein2k3

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    :thumbsup2

    You are correct, I did misunderstand. :)

    :rotfl2: Hey Jack, will you offer to rep him?
     
  20. SA mom

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    Wow, I heard that podcast and I did not take it a slam on Catholicism as all. I took it as a funny comment of the possibility of Pete being Pope. And, yes, I'm Roman Catholic, too. I just didn't interpret the comment that way.
     
  21. *NikkiBell*

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    My comment and suggestion to this would be for anyone with concerns to use the "Contact Us" link on the podcast's show notes page and send a message directly to the team.

    As pointed out above, the boards adhere to specific posting guidelines, none of which have been crossed in this thread. I don't see anyone "tearing each other apart" rather than having a lively discussion. If you or anyone sees otherwise before I do, feel free to use the "Report" button. :)
     

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