According to FoxNews, Bill Donohue has called for Catholics to disrupt Ramadam services around Iranian President Ahmadinejad:
Catholic League President Bill Donohue called on supporters to attend a rally to disrupt Thursday’s “obscene” Ramadan event.
Whatever else you might think of the Iranian president, Donohue’s action must meet with condemnation by Catholics who follow the Church’s teachings: religious liberty is to be respected, and one should not purposefully disrupt a peaceful religious ceremony just because you do not like someone who is at it. Religious liberty is to be granted even to those who might not otherwise grant it to us:
This Vatican Council declares that the human person has a right to religious freedom. This freedom means that all men are to be immune from coercion on the part of individuals or of social groups and of any human power, in such wise that no one is to be forced to act in a manner contrary to his own beliefs, whether privately or publicly, whether alone or in association with others, within due limits. (D.H. 2).
It is profoundly sad that someone whose organization has the claim of being there to serve for the defense of religious liberty will do exactly that kind of attack which he would deplore if it were done in reverse and aimed at a Catholic event. It is quite clear: his mission is not to defend Catholicism. Rather, The Catholic League has become a tool which uses Catholicism for a political agenda, one which is often in conflict with Catholic Social Doctrine.