Trapped in a perpetual state of agitation and pique, Catholic League president Bill Donohue can no more swear off being angry than he can avoid moving his bowels.
He produced another steamer yesterday, regarding the National Prayer Breakfast, where President Obama condemned Islamic terrorism with these words:
“From a school in Pakistan to the streets of Paris, we have seen violence and terror perpetrated by those who profess to stand up for faith, professed to stand up for Islam, but, in fact, are betraying it.”
That’s not the problem; Donohue agrees with that. But what Obama said next made him turn purple.
“Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”
Seems factual enough, right? Not to Donohue. He calls that sentence “ignorant,” “astounding,” and “pernicious” — and he demands an apology.