Bill Donahue is still an asshole

In 2009, a report issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops found that self-identified homosexual priests were no more likely to molest than their heterosexual counterparts. Bill Donahue has ignored those bishops, and paid for an ad in The New York Times today criticising the paper for editorializing about a ” ‘pedophilia crisis,’ when all along it’s been a homosexual crisis.” For some reason, they ran it:

The Times continues to editorialize about the ‘pedophilia crisis,’ when all along it’s been a homosexual crisis. Eighty percent of the victims of priestly sexual abuse are male and most of them are post-pubescent.

The stories The Times has broken in the past two weeks were about Peter Hullerman, who forced an 11-year old to perform oral sex on him, and Lawrance Murphy, who molested 200 of the elementary-school age students in his care.

 While homosexuality does not cause predatory behavior, and most gay priests are not molesters, most of the molesters have been gay. Here’s what’s really going on. The Times has teamed up with Jeffrey Anderson, a radical lawyer who has made millions suing the Church (and greasing professional victims’ groups like SNAP) so they can weaken its moral authority.

Bill Donahue, of all people, is in no position to be fauling people for belonging to “professional victims’ groups.” The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Liberties spends less time actually fighting for Catholics’ civil liberties than they do crying “Persecution!” when non-Catholics exercise their own civil liberties making naughty cartoons , chocolate sculptures. If a man who gets paid to publically complain about the lack of positive portrayals of clergymen in a movie about the Spanish Inquisition is not a “professional victim,” nobody is.

Why? Because of issues like abortion, gay marriage, and women’s ordination. That’s what’s really driving them mad and that’s why they are on the hunt. Those who question this to be true need to ask why the debt-ridden Times does not spend the same resources in looking for dirt in other institutions that occurred a half-century ago.

The “dirt” (re: newsworthiness) isn’t that abuse happened a century ago. What’s newsworthy is that many of the people who committed the abuse got away scott free, and their enablers are still in positions of authority.

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3 Responses

  1. Donahue is a dumbass. He once declared, I think it was on the Cobert Report, that Catholics were “the most persecuted minority in the world.” This idiot is just completely out of touch with reality.

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