The end of the Catholic League? Honestly, it's always been a rabid one-man operation kept afloat by donations. It's always mystified me that a man who represents virtually no one has managed to maintain such a consistent media presence. Hey producers, stop being so lazy and go find Catholics who actually represent Catholics, and not this jerk:
This week, Catholic League president Bill Donohue penned a disgusting statement in response to the terrorists who slaughtered 12 people in Paris, mostly members of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
In his commentary, Donohue blamed the editor-in-chief, for his own death. NCRM attacked Donohue for the gross and ugly attack, as did several others.
Yesterday, Donohue was interviewed by longtime conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. For those unfamiliar with him, he is a law professor at the same school as the Chairman of the National Organization For Marriage, and has frequently had NOM Chair John Eastman on his show. Hewitt is a very conservative Roman Catholic, and has a strong social media following.
Donohue no doubt assumed he was walking into friendly territory.He was not.
"Bill, I’ve often agreed with you over the years, because like you, I’m an orthodox Catholic, went to confession on Saturday, Mass on Saturday night," Hewitt, about a minute into the interview, told Donohue. "I don’t believe, except maybe perhaps vis-à-vis Dennis Prager, I’ve committed any mortal sins in the interim, so I think I’m in good standing with the Church right now. And I have to say I’m appalled, and I’m embarrassed, and I’m urging you to rethink this."
And then it really went south.
"You blamed the victim before their bodies were cold," Hewitt accused. "Everyone listening to this show believes that you are blaming the victim before their bodies were cold. It’s deeply embarrassing to me as a Catholic."
Hewitt also accused Donohue of being a "bully," of "lying," of being an "embarrassment" to Catholics. He said Donohue's comments on the attack on Charlie Hebdo are a "scandal on the church."
The entire 23-minute audio is below. You may think you won't listen to it all, but you will. It's like a train wreck, a car wreck – you can't help but listen because it's just so bad, for Donohue.