Cartoons about Pope and the Vatican are not funny

I am writing this newspaper to register my disappointment with your paper and its use of editorial cartoons by Patrick Lamontagne.

I am writing this newspaper to register my disappointment with your paper and its use of editorial cartoons by Patrick Lamontagne.

A few months ago, Lamontagne’s cartoon ridiculed the Holy Father’s message to Africans that suggested condoms will not solve the problem of the AIDS epidemic in Africa.

On July 10, the Red Deer Advocate featured another of Lamontagnes cartoons mocking and ridiculing the Catholic Church’s operations with its cartoon about the Vatican radio carrying paid advertisements. The cartoon is repulsive and bigoted from a religious and political perspective.

These types of cartoons are not humorous. They are derisive of Catholic creeds and Catholic Church operations.

In my many years of being an Advocate subscriber I have never seen other religions leaders or their organizations openly criticized or mocked.

I must add if you treated other creeds and religious organizations as you do to the Catholics I would be just as offended.

By featuring the said cartoons, the Advocate is portraying and endorsing an anti-Catholic bias.

Bob Kruchten

Red Deer

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