“BIG LAUGHS” FOR BIGOTRY
Catalyst October Issue 2000
In the last issue of Catalyst, we mentioned a play about gays and the Church, “Avow,” that William Donohue avowed not to see. As it turned out, one review of it said, “The anti-Catholic humor…drew big laughs.” It would, of course, be surprising if it did not: anti-Catholicism is sport among many in the gay community. Moreover, theater critics are incredibly tolerant of this type of bigotry. What this suggests is that diversity means tolerance for anti-Catholicism and none for any other kind of bigotry.