Bill Donohue's Latest Bit of Buffoonery

Bill Donohue's Latest Bit of Buffoonery August 31, 2011

Is there a bigger and more ridiculous blowhard than Bill Donohue of the Catholic League? I’d be hard pressed to name one. He’s all verklempt over an organized boycott of an organization that funds anti-gay groups and he was distributing some major league manure on a radio show with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council.

Yesterday, Bill Donohue joined Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, on his radio program Washington Watch. “Radical proponents of gay marriage have taken the culture war to the marketplace,” Donohue said in a statement on the CGBG controversy, charging them with declaring “economic war against any organization that embraces the Judeo-Christian understanding of marriage.” He told activists: “If these extremists get their way, they will silence the Christian voice. Which is why the bullies must be defeated.”

See, when Donohue and Perkins call for boycotts of companies, that’s just doing their righteous work. If their opponents do the same thing, that’s a terrible infringement on the free market of ideas by a bunch of bullies. Worse yet, he claims his side never does such things:

During his interview with Perkins, Donohue denied that Religious Right organizations like the Catholic League or the Family Research Council lead similar pressure campaigns, saying “our side doesn’t do likewise,” continuing, “I don’t want people to say, ‘oh well you know Catholics and Protestants and Christians in general when we don’t get our way we try to do the same thing through retaliation,’ we do not.” He asserted, “we’re not asking companies, corporations to take sides in the culture war…we’re not asking for reprisal against those people with whom we disagree, we just leave the marketplace to itself.”

This from the guy who started a campaign to get PZ fired from his job for putting a nail through a cracker. Oh, and did you know that gay people are just like the white government in South Africa?

If people don’t realize what we’re up against here, they may be a minority but you know it was a minority of people in South Africa who took away the rights of Black people. You can be a well-organized minority in this country here such as those on the left, gay and straight alike, and have a tremendous amount of influence if you have this lust and appetite for power.

Yes, of course. In the analogy between gay people and South Africa, the gay people are the oppressors, not the oppressed. Imagine how insane one has to be to believe such a thing.

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