Thursday, February 08, 2007

Lament of a B-List Basher

Your blogstress is most distressed; she no longer rates as an A-list Catholic-basher now that the media's favorite anti-Semite, William A. Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, has discovered John Edwards' recent hires, bloggers Amanda Marcotte of Pandagon, and Melissa McEwan of Shakespeare's Sister. From the AP via the Washington Post:

"John Edwards is a decent man who has had his campaign tarnished by two anti-Catholic, vulgar, trash-talking bigots," Donohue wrote in a statement. "He has no choice but to fire them immediately."
You'll recall, mes amis, that your blogstress was once the fetching serpent-borne apple of Donohue's ire when she dared to suggest that the Bush administration made a smart move when the president nominated the very Catholic John Roberts to head the Supreme Court, which would allow them to lob the false charge of "anti-Catholicism" every time Roberts was challenged about his views on abortion. This led to a raft of rather unfriendly e-mails sent to your cybertrix from Donohue's pious supporters. According to AP, Donohue was most offended by this passage from Marcotte:
The Catholic church is not about to let something like compassion for girls get in the way of using the state as an instrument to force women to bear more tithing Catholics.
Funny, Les Soeurs Dominican at St. Agnes's parish in Clark, New Jersey, actually taught me that it was my job to make more Catholics -- lots and lots of them. Either that or become a Soeur Domincan. I confess to never having had much interest in doing the former, and lost interest in the latter once the post-Vatican II habit came into view. (Badly proportioned and fastened with Velcro.)

But, your Webwench digresses. It's time that the Catholic League's board of advisers (scroll to bottom; they're rather discreet) be taken to task for the anti-Semitism and generally obnoxious behavior of Bill Donohue, its president. Should his book tour bring him to your town, question Dinesh D'Souza about Donohue's demonization of the Jews. (D'Souza prefers condescendention toward blacks.) Mary Ann Glendon has served as the Vatican's representative on a major U.N. document. She takes herself quite seriously. The next time Donohue demeans the commentary of feminists as "trash talk," ask Glendon if she agrees.

The next time Donohue appears in a major media outlet as a representative of Catholic Americans (when, in fact, he's simply a representative of a much smaller faction: right-wing, anti-Semitic Roman Catholics), call, write, and give the show and its network a little merde.

CLICK HERE TO READ JOHN EDWARDS' STATEMENT ON HIS BAD-GIRL BLOGGERS.

CLICK HERE TO READ BILL DONOHUE'S RESPONSE TO EDWARDS.

CLICK HERE TO READ YOUR BLOGSTRESS'S SMACK-DOWN OF BILL DONOHUE.

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