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Friday, June 11, 2010

Q: If the Pope evolved in a douchebaggery environment, what would it be? A: Bill Donohue

They say that in America everything is bigger. So, if the Pope is a big asshole, would America have a bigger one?

Yes. That one is Bill Donohue

In case you don’t know who Bill Donohue is, he is the president of the Catholic League in the United States, position he has had for 17 years. That sounds more like a monarchy to me, but it’s even worse in the Vatican. Does that make him a lesser asshole than the Pope? Of course not. Bill Donohue is the kind of guy who affirms that there is no pedophilia scandal, but a gay scandal, also adding that some boys were 12, and since they are not “children” it’s not pedophilia.

So now you know what kind of person he is.

In the last week there have been two cases with Donohue in the eye of the storm.

First of all, Bill Donohue wanted the Empire State Building to be lit in yellow and blue, the colors of Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday. The owners of the privately owned skyscraper denied.

Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League For Religious and Civil Rights, called the decision "mind-boggling" and "indefensible and obscene," speculating that anti-Catholic bigotry was at play.

"Malkin has made his decision to stiff Catholics," Donohue said. "His decision to double down at this juncture - in the face of massive support for our request - is something he will regret for the rest of his life."

Donohue thinks that because he and his supporters want to use the – again – privately owned building to commemorate Mother Teresa birthday, it has to happen. Otherwise, that is “discrimination against catholics”. And once that conclusion is reached, they can get very angry and, guess what, will demonstrate against the building.

The Catholic League plans to demonstrate outside the Empire State Building on August 26, which would have been the 100th birthday of Mother Teresa, who cared for the poor and homeless of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India. She died in 1997.

Maybe the owners don't want to do anything for the Mother Teresa because they saw Christopher Hitchens's documentary. Maybe they don't want to because then any other religious organization would be asking for it. Whatever is the cause, the important thing is they don't want to. Period. It's not a public place, it's not a joint building, is it too hard to understand that? Apparently for hardcore catholics like Donohue, it is.

But there is more. Another issue that has Donohue up in arms is the last Lady Gaga video.
Lady Gaga is playing Madonna copy cat, squirming around half-naked with half-naked guys, abusing Catholic symbols—they're always Catholic symbols—while bleating out "Alejandro" enough times to induce vomit. Dressed occasionally as a nun in a glossy-red habit, the Madonna wannabe flashes the cross, swallows a rosary and manages to get raped by her S&M boyfriends. Hence, she has now become the new poster girl for American decadence and Catholic bashing, sans the looks and talent of her role model.

In case you want to watch the video, here it is

To me it's not a very remarkable song, the video is kind of boring and, yeah, it might be repetitive. But to make such a fuzz about it just shows how much of a cry baby and a victim-complex this guy has.

As PZ Myers put is in his Pharyngula, "I watched the whole thing, with its muscular young men gyrating in jackboots and tight shorts and nothing else, the weird headgear, the sadomasochistic imagery, the black leather uniforms, the flaming homoeroticism, and I was thinking, yeah, all that does remind me of Catholicism. I didn't think it was Catholic bashing, though. I thought it was a recruiting video." In other words, the catholic church has more to be worried about from within itself than from a building owner a music video.

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