Left-Wing Wacko Roseanne Barr: Tax the Catholic Church

On Friday, far-left actress Roseanne Barr went on an anti-Catholic rant on Twitter,  as she seemingly gave her take on the controversy over ObamaCare's abortifacient/contraception mandate. Barr reused some of her previous bigoted attacks: painting Catholic priests as child molesters, and calling for the registration of the Church as a PAC. She even called for the taxation of the Catholic Church.

In her first Tweet, the washed-up comedian spewed, "Catholic employers need to include psychiatric coverage for their women employees's [sic] children who might get molested by catholic priests!" This echoes an April 2010 post Barr made on her personal blog, where she blasted church-going Catholics: "I am starting to think that any parent who takes their kids to catholic churches from now on should lose custody. Taking your kid where you know sex offenders hang out is inexcusable!!!"

A minute later, the left-wing personality continued her attack: "Catholic men deciding whether or not to include pregnancy issues in the health coverage they offer their employees-#PACs-tax them." In Barr's warped view, abortion and birth control are now lumped in the broad category of "pregnancy issues."

This isn't the first time that the Hollywood denizen has used this line. In November 2008, shortly after California voters passed Proposition 8, Barr not only singled out Catholics, but also Mormons and Jews. As NewsBusters' managing editor Ken Shepherd outlined:

Mormon and Catholic churches and Jewish synagogues should be forced to register with the IRS as political action committees because they have 'crossed the line between church and state' and 'hate our country' and want nothing less than the 'complete overthrow of the us [sic] government.'

So bellows leftist comedian Roseanne Barr in a November 6 blog post, citing support for Proposition 8, conservative sexual ethics, and support for the state of Israel as her reasons respectively.


Last but not least, the actress targeted Pope Benedict XVI in a third Tweet: "they imagine that by controlling the mothers of humanity-they are the ultimate mothers-that is why the pope wears a dress." With a lame smear like that, it's no wonder that Lifetime cancelled Barr's reality series after only one season in 2011.

Matthew Balan
Matthew Balan
Matthew Balan is a news analyst at Media Research Center