The New York Times, in its usual heavy-handed leftist way, is telling the government what to do. The French government.
The Times demands that France desist from terminating pork-free option lunches at public schools, as Muslim school children might be affected. The Times insists when Gilles Platret, the mayor of Chalon-sur-Saône, stated in March that the schools could not afford offering pork-free meals, and said offering pork-free meals would amount to “discrimination,” his claim was “absurd.” In September, the town’s municipal council agreed with the mayor, thus implementing the ban on pork-free lunches.
Hilariously, the Times attempted to portray its concern for Jewish children, too, writing, “In fact, making an issue of what children eat for religious reasons is simply one more way to stigmatize and marginalize France’s minority Muslim communities, as well as its Jewish population.” The hypocrisy of the Times claiming its concern for Jews is staggering considering its virulent hatred for Jews, as documented by CAMERA here, here, here, here, and here, among countless other examples.
But another salient criticism of the Times op-ed regarding France could easily be made; the same paper moaning over the rights of Muslim schoolchildren in France doesn’t give a damn about American children being slaughtered every day, long before they can taste any kind of food. The Times has no problem forcing Americans, including religious Christians, to fund the killing of the unborn, as a July 2015 op-ed made clear:
But it is the latest in a series of unrelenting attacks on Planned Parenthood, which offers health care services to millions of people every year. The politicians howling to defund Planned Parenthood care nothing about the truth here, being perfectly willing to undermine women’s reproductive rights any way they can.
But another salient criticism of the Times op-ed regarding France could easily be made; the same paper moaning over the rights of Muslim schoolchildren in France doesn’t give a damn about American children being slaughtered every day.
The Times also loves the idea of government-funded birth control, as it stated the same month:
Colorado has achieved remarkable reductions in the rate of teenage pregnancy in recent years by giving young women free, long-acting contraceptives that protect them for several years … The Affordable Care Act requires insurance plans to cover contraceptives and related services, such as inserting and removing devices, at no cost to women. But various loopholes have left some women exposed to cost-sharing charges. Federal and state regulators and legislators need to close the remaining gaps as quickly as possible to ensure that every woman has easy access to the kinds of contraceptives that have produced such remarkable results in Colorado.
When it comes to forcing Christians to act against their beliefs, the Times eagerly leads the battle.
If only they displayed the same kind of sensitivity to Christians that they do for Muslims.