Some suggest, The Atlantic, a left-wing news site, has been going through convulsions by the number of changes it’s made to an outrageous article comparing the Roman Catholic Rosary to an ‘assault weapon.’
After a major backlash, it apparently changed its original headline, “How the Rosary Became an Extremist Symbol” a couple of times, before settling on “How Extremist Gun Culture is Trying to Co-Opt the Rosary.” It also replaced its original photo of a Rosary with bullet holes instead of beads, with a normal Rosary.
Breitbart provides more details:
Authored by Daniel Panneton, the article, originally titled, “How the Rosary Became an Extremist Symbol,” featured a rosary that had bullet holes in place of beads and argued that the Catholic sacramental had become a tool of violent militants.
“Militia culture, a fetishism of Western civilization, and masculinist anxieties have become mainstays of the far right in the U.S.—and rad-trad Catholics have now taken up residence in this company,” he wrote. […]
The article instantly went viral, prompting outrage from Catholics who have historically been portrayed in America as an invading force to be feared. In response, the Atlantic published two headlines linking the rosary to gun extremism before finally settling on an actual photo of the rosary instead of the bullet hole rosary graphic.
According to one Catholic news agency, the sale of Rosaries actually went up after The Atlantic published the article.
What others are tweeting:
Theologically, I don’t agree with the Rosary or praying to Mary, but this looks like another outrageous example of the left’s hatred of anything Christian.