We should, yes, respect people's beliefs and not make fun of them (Hi Tiffany!). However that can be taken too far - if you demand that we not mock some of the goofier aspects of Catholicism (or rather the perceptions by outsiders of Catholicism) then we can't mock people who really deserve it.
LIke, well, Bohdhi and Jenna Elfman. The truly weird bit?
Roecker quickly recognized the couple as actor Bodhi Elfman and his wife, 'Dharma and Greg' star Jenna Elfman. Mr. Elfman's ire was apparently drawn by Roecker's self-made t-shirt, which had a picture of Tom Cruise on the front under the caption "Scientology is Gay!" and a 'Stayin'-Alive'-era John Travolta on the back with the words "Very Gay!" For the record, both Cruise and Travolta have said repeatedly they are not gay.
Roecker says Jenna repeatedly said "What crimes have you committed?" and began screaming at Roecker, "Have you raped a baby?" as motorists on Los Feliz Boulevard drove by in snarled traffic.No, wait, not that .. this.
Roecker also says that the Elfmans had a young, twenty-something male companion with them whom they continually instructed to move away and cover his ears whenever references to Xenu were made.