Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Un-Catholic League

As we've noted before (3/14/07), the so-called Catholic League, which bills itself as a "Catholic civil rights organization," is nothing more than a unit of the Rethuglican Party. Any group that counts among its "trustees" Brent Bozell III, Dinesh D'Souza, Alan Keyes, and Kate O'Beirne has lost any claim to political neutrality. Under the leadership of Bill Donohue, the Catholic Republican League has fearlessly taken on "cultural issues" in the form of Rosie O'Donnell, but has been curiously quiet about the huge er... elephant under the rug -- pedophile priests.

In the entry noted above, we remarked how odd it was that Donohue didn't go after Obergruppenfuhrer Hannity over his remarks about pedophile priests. Now, you can scan the Republican Catholic League's news releases in vain to find any mention of the recent historic $600+ million settlement by the Los Angeles Archdiocese over its decades-long cover-up of sexual abuse by Catholic priests. We guess since it's not an issue they can bash "secular progressive humanists" about, it's not worth commenting on. "Move along, nothing to see here..."

(Photo: Bill Donohue -- is that a priest in his pocket, or is he just happy to see us?)

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