Faith Leaders to Limbaugh and Advertisers: Stop the Hate Rhetoric, ctd.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan—the Archbishop of New York—weighed in on the issue after Mass on Sunday at St. Patrick’s Cathedral:
“Whatever we do, and however strongly we feel, we do it charitably, we do it civilly. We don’t judge the motives of other people. We just try, in a confident, peaceful, inviting way, to make our position felt, to invite other people to respect it.”
Over at the Washington Post’s On Faith blog, renowned Christian theologian Susan Thistlethwaite condemned Limbaugh’s remarks and credited the public’s defense of Sandra Fluke:
[T]his time the attacks on women’s authority in the public square through sexual shaming didn’t work. The advent of new media, and especially social media, means women’s voices can retain and even gain authority in the face of attack.
The push back against Limbaugh is working: nine advertisers have fled The Rush Limbaugh Show, including AOL on Monday.
Faithful America is hoping to increase that number to ten. Their petition asking the Christian dating service eHarmony to sever its tie to Limbaugh’s show has nearly 14,000 signatures.