“It’s so trivial that the Catholic League won’t even be commenting on the situation,” reads the reactionary religious group’s official statement on the Starbucks cup controversy that’s supposedly rocking the Christian right. This is what happens when we treat products of the online garbage content cycle as actual news.
Today Catholic League President Bill Donohue is alerting his audience to a minor controversy at Bellingham High School in Washington State, involving a drama club awards ceremony that got out of hand. According to Donohue, one of the tasteless jokes told during the ceremony was “among the most vulgar expressions of anti-Catholicism that I have encountered in some time.” Sounds pretty bad!
The usually tedious one-man morality crusade Bill "Catholic League" Donohue sends along a genuinely valuable tip: On May 15, this Thursday, Sotheby's will be auctioning off a copy of Andres Serrano's Piss Christ, the maximum icon of the old Culture Wars of 25 years ago. Ask your middle-aged uncles and aunts about it.
The Catholic League's Bill Donohue is reveling in the attention he has received for announcing that he wants to march in New York's upcoming Pride Parade and then rejecting organizers' acceptance because of mandatory information and training sessions. Flattering himself and letting his fantasies get the best of him, Donohue calls these "gay training sessions," which they are not.
Yesterday, tig o'l bigot Bill Donohue of the Catholic League announced that he would not be marching in New York's upcoming LGBT Pride parade, after having his application to do so accepted by Pride's powers that be. Why the flip-flop? In the weak excuse for an excuse posted on his organization's website, Donohue wrote:
Catholic League figurehead Bill Donohue has made a career out of saying mean things about gay people. So furious was he at the outrage over the St. Patrick's Day Parade's continual banning of gay groups that he thought he'd reverse things a little bit and show the gays how it felt when someone who wasn't implicitly invited wanted to march in one of their parades. He applied to march in New York's LGBT Pride parade, vowing to carry a banner proclaiming, "Straight is Great." He also said he'd bring a wedding cake. "That'll really stick it to them," he probably thought.
Anti-gay activist and Catholic League head Bill Donohue said he has applied to march in New York's upcoming LGBT Pride parade. He plans to carry a banner that reads "Straight Is Great." An NYC Pride representative says he's welcome to do so. Inclusion that allows a bigot to make a fool of himself is an A+ response.
Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to skip New York's St. Patrick's Day parade, due to the parade's perennial ban on marchers identifying themselves as gay. One-man right-wing publicity shop William Donahue responds: "I do not want to march with a public official who does not want to be associated with Irish Catholics."