CATHOLIC LEAGUE POLL:
Catalyst December Issue 2006
SHOULD ORTHODOX JEWS BE ALLOWED TO EAT HAM SANDWICHES?
SHOULD MUSLIM WOMEN BE ALLOWED TO WEAR MINI SKIRTS?
On November 15, Bill Donohue announced why he was launching this poll:
On the ABC website for “Good Morning America,” a poll is being taken that asks, “Should Catholic Priests Be Allowed to Marry?” This is a great idea—Catholics very much want to hear from non-Catholics what they think about the Catholic Church’s internal strictures. In fact, the idea is so good that it ought to be extended to Jews and Muslims. So in the spirit of inclusion, the Catholic League is asking two questions: a) Should Orthodox Jews Be Allowed to Eat Ham Sandwiches? and b) Should Muslim Women Be Allowed to Wear Mini Skirts?
The ABC poll on Catholics offers three possible responses:
- Yes. It is unfair to prevent them from experiencing one of life’s joys: companionship.
- No. The vows are founded in religious doctrine and tradition and should not be changed.
- I’m not sure.
Accordingly, we would like to amend the affirmative option regarding Orthodox Jews to read:
- Yes. It is unfair to prevent them from experiencing one of life’s joys: pork.
Regarding Muslim women, the affirmative response is:
- Yes. It is unfair to prevent them from experiencing one of life’s joys: being a sex tease.
Send your responses to James Bogdanoff, the supervising producer of “Good Morning America” via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to him at ABC, 147 Columbus Avenue, New York, New York 10023-6201. Tell him to be more inclusive next time.