Respectful Insolence

Here’s more evidence.

Yeah, I know it’s old, but Donohue’s popping up again, and I had forgotten what a nutjob he can be.

End of rare political rant. You may return to your regularly scheduled medical and science blogging.

ADDENDUM:

More examples have shown up in my in-box of the “wit” and lack of wisdom of William Donohue:

On using Martin Luther King as an example (on YouTube here).

On sexual abuse by priests: “”[M]ost 15-year-old teenage boys wouldn’t allow themselves to be molested. So why did you?”

Comments

  1. #1 Niobe
    February 8, 2007

    It might not have been the smartest of moves to follow up the sentence: “They like anal sex” with “I like children”

  2. #2 Brian X
    February 9, 2007

    As a Massachusetts resident, I am deeply offended when right wingers appropriate Bay State symbols of the American Revolution for their own ends (Michael Savage’s Paul Revere society, the Minutemen in the border states). If I was still Catholic, I’d feel much the same thing about this asshole.

    I think him and people like him are on the rise though, and so many people in the center and on the left are cowed by these right-wing loonies that I don’t see much hope for a substantive backlash. The righties’ marketing schemes are just too good.

  3. #3 Rev. BigDumbChimp
    February 9, 2007

    [M]ost 15-year-old teenage boys wouldn’t allow themselves to be molested. So why did you?”

    Sounds like Bill “Loofa” O’Reilly when he was talking about how there had to be some element of “Fun” for Shawn Hornbeck.

    Those two fit well together.

  4. #4 Cain
    February 9, 2007

    As a Catholic, I have to agree. I mean, this douche basically just decided to call his group “the Catholic League”, it’s not like he’s appointed by the Pope or anything. I think a more fitting name would be “the Right Wing Culture Warrior” league. Or just “Douchebags ‘R Us”.

  5. #5 bones
    February 10, 2007

    Here’s a woo angle to Bill “I’m crazy as batguano’ Donahue this column can explore. The Catholic League has blog ads stating “Want To Know a Dirty Little Secret?
    CONDOMS DON’T SAVE LIVES a public service message by the Catholic League”. Now all reputable research shows the exact opposite. It’s time to stop pampering this dangerous lunatic and call him what he is, a bigoted, racist, purveyor of lies.

  6. #6 Antiquated Tory
    February 12, 2007

    There’s something also in naming your “Catholic anti-defamation” group after the people responsible for the St Bartholemew’s Day massacre, which I’m sure the Church would prefer people forgot about.

  7. #7 Antiquated Tory
    February 12, 2007

    He made a very low-key appearance on The Colbert Report about a year ago. Stephen Colbert just gave him a lot of rope.