Thursday, October 22, 2009

Craziest Conservative of the Day: Bill Donohue


For his "On Faith" guest piece in Monday's WaPo -- sorry, I'm a bit late getting to it.

WaPo should be ashamed of itself for publishing this extremist rant by a man who gives all faith, but especially Catholicism, a bad name. As TNR's Chris Orr put it, Donohue's piece is "really too vile even to mock," a truly "foul screed." Here, for your reading displeasure, is a taste:

Sexual libertines, from the Marquis de Sade to radical gay activists, have sought to pervert society by acting out on their own perversions. What motivates them most of all is a pathological hatred of Christianity. They know, deep down, that what they are doing is wrong, and they shudder at the dreaded words, "Thou Shalt Not." But they continue with their death-style anyway.

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The culture war is up for grabs. The good news is that religious conservatives continue to breed like rabbits, while secular saboteurs have shut down: they're too busy walking their dogs, going to bathhouses and aborting their kids. Time, it seems, is on the side of the angels.

What's wrong with dog-walking? How is that part of our "death-style"? Whatever. Donohue lashes out with reckless, ignorant abandon at a variety of targets, including art and education -- indeed, he lashes out pretty much at the entirety of liberal modernity, at secularism broadly, though without much structure or focus, and certainly without intelligence.

Oh, here's another fantastic passage:

Catholics were once the mainstay of the Democratic Party; now the gay activists are in charge.

Gay activists like... Obama? Reid? Right, sure.

And another:

Secularists within Catholicism and Protestantism are so out of control that it makes one wonder how any serious-minded person would ever accuse these religions of being oppressive.

Right, because those "religions" (aren't they denominations -- isn't Christianity the religion?) aren't oppressive at all in keeping their deluded followers in a perpetual state of ignorance and submission.
 
Okay, enough. I've just mocked it despite its wall-to-wall vileness. But it deserves the mocking. As does Bill Donohue, bigot extraordinaire, our craziest, nastiest, most repugnant conservative of the day.

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