Our friend Wayne Besen caught this hysterical hypocrisy from the hysterical Bill Donohue, head crusader of the Catholic League. As quoted in a column by Maureen Dowd about various hardliners’ hissy fits over Kansas Governor (and moderate, sane Catholic) Kathleen Sebelius’s speech at the very, very (but relatively moderate, sane) Catholic Georgetown University, Donohue sputtered:
“Remember, Georgetown has no neo-Nazi clubs or skinhead clubs on campus, nor should they. But they have two — two! — pro-abortion clubs at Georgetown University. Now they’re bringing in Kathleen Sebelius. They wouldn’t bring in an anti-Semite, nor should they. They wouldn’t bring in a racist, nor should they. But they’re bringing in a pro-abortion champion, and they shouldn’t.”
“So,” writes Wayne, “it turns out that Bill Donohue inadvertently banned himself from Georgetown. He said they should have no anti-Semitic speakers, but forgot his own infamous quote:”
“Hollywood is controlled by secular Jews who hate Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular.”
The full quote, from Donohue’s appearance on “Scarborough Country,” December 9, 2004, when asked for his opinion of Mel Gibson’s
“I spoke to Mel a couple of weeks ago about this. And I don’t think it really matters a whole lot to him. It certainly doesn’t matter to me. We’ve already won.
“Who really cares what Hollywood thinks? All these hacks come out there. Hollywood is controlled by secular Jews who hate Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular. It’s not a secret, OK? And I’m not afraid to say it. That’s why they hate this movie. It’s about Jesus Christ, and it’s about truth. It’s about the messiah.
“Hollywood likes anal sex. They like to see the public square without nativity scenes. I like families. I like children. They like abortions. I believe in traditional values and restraint. They believe in libertinism. We have nothing in common. But you know what? The culture war has been ongoing for a long time. Their side has lost.
“You have got secular Jews. You have got embittered ex-Catholics, including a lot of ex-Catholic priests who hate the Catholic Church, wacko Protestants in the same group, and these people are in the margins. Frankly, Michael Moore represents a cult movie. Mel Gibson represents the mainstream of America.”
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