On Thursday, the Catholic League’s Bill Donahue slammed FFRF for “trotting out the old canard that Catholics are not independent thinkers” (MRC President Brent Bozell is on the Catholic League’s board of advisers). He later connected the radical atheist group’s present anti-Catholicism to that of the past:
From the middle of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century, Catholics had to deal with the Ku Klux Klan. Now they must deal with more sophisticated bigots. What unites the Klan and FFRF is their maliciousness. Unfortunately, as we have seen this week, anti-Catholic bigotry has erupted in many quarters, all of them urbane.
In a July 1, 2014 press release, Donahue cited several examples of “the reaction of bigots to the Hobby Lobby case,” which included articles from the Boston Herald, Huffington Post, and the Kansas City Star.