The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue’s visit to Steve Malzberg’s show on Newsmax TV predictably yielded a treasure trove of stupidity from the permanently red-faced blowhard. Most bizarrely, he claimed that Christians in Cuba have more rights than Christians in America because they’re building a church there.
“The point is trying to make a point and then taking it back,” he said. “I am obviously not going to equate people who bash us in radio and television and the media in general and the entertainment industry with people who are going to behead us, but Christians and Catholics in particular are fed up with being bashed with impunity. It’s all about hate speech.”
When Malzberg asked if American liberals “would, if they could, go further” by violently attacking Christians, Donohue responded that “there’s no question about it.” “They would turn us into Cuba. As a matter of fact, Cuba I think has more rights now. The Cubans in Miami are building a Catholic church there and I don’t think you can get away with that in many parts of this country,” he added.
WTF? There are almost 18,000 Catholic parishes in this country, almost 7000 Catholic schools and almost 250 Catholic colleges. Bill, if you really think Catholics in Cuba have more rights than Catholics in America, by all means you should try moving there. Let us know how you like all those alleged extra rights you get.