Catholic oppression...it ain't a new thing.
The Ku Klux Klan was founded on the principles of oppressing minorities, Jews and African-Americans in particular, and intimidating and oppressing the Roman Catholic Church and labor unions. Just throwing it out there.
Oh, and the Romans themselves perfected the art of hating on the Catholics when the religion was still practiced behind locked doors in secret. Oh, and the Irish. The Irish know all about Catholic-on-Protestant conflict, and have been doing it like it's their job since before the US even existed.
Plus there was that period in America where the Irish Catholics were hated and treated with just as much racism, if not more, than African-Americans are now. Don't believe me, take a look at the Know-Nothing nativists (which OBTW was a conservative party that was a successor to the Whig Party and precursor of the Republican Party, if you were to ask me just why I have so little respect for politically conservative people) and also Google "Irish need not apply". Martin Scorsese just didn't pull "Gangs of New York" out of his ass.
So I can't believe for all "advanced" we are, we still haven't grown up past hating on the Catholics, the Jews, and pretty much anyone that doesn't fit that coveted White Anglo-Saxon Protestant mold.
- Asked by damon8r351
, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 29-35, Norfolk