Bill Donohue comments on a media blackout: “Jimmy Savile beat and raped a 12-year-old girl during a secret satanic ritual in a hospital.” This is the opening line in an English newspaper’s story on Sunday about BBC child rapist Jimmy Savile. The BBC icon, who died in 2011, is believed to be responsible for abusing at least 450 males and females,... [Read more...]POPE BLAMED FOR GANG RAPE
Bill Donohue comments on a perverse article by Ian Buruma: Ian Buruma is not exactly a household name, but he is a hero to readers of the New York Review of Books. His fan base will obviously warm to his latest piece in the Beirut newspaper, The Daily Star [click here]. Buruma begins by recounting the brutal rape of a young woman by six men on a New... [Read more...]IS CHRISTIANITY ANTI-GAY?
Bill Donohue comments on the way the media have covered the story on the decision by Pastor Louie Giglio to back out of giving the benediction at the inaugural ceremonies: A left-wing website, Think Progress, attacked Pastor Giglio for remarks he made in the 1990s affirming Christian teachings on homosexuality. It cited as proof of Giglio’s bigotry... [Read more...]SHOULD OBAMA SWEAR ON DAS KAPITAL?
Bill Donohue comments on remarks made last night by Lawrence O’Donnell on his MSNBC show: If anyone doubts that Lawrence O’Donnell hates Christianity, then he should go to the website of The Daily Caller and watch him in action. A transcript of his diatribe does not do justice to what possesses him—you have to see him strut his stuff to get a... [Read more...]MICHAEL MOORE LIKES CHURCH INVASIONS
Bill Donohue comments as follows: At the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on January 7, Michael Moore presented the Best First Film to David France for his documentary, “How to Survive a Plague.” The movie is a celebration of gay activism. The documentary honors the day when homosexual terrorists from ACT UP invaded St. Patrick’s Cathedral... [Read more...]PROTECTING KIDS FROM RELIGION
Bill Donohue discusses an interesting New York Times forum: On the “Opinion Pages” of today’s New York Times website there is a “Room for Debate” feature that asks commentators to reply to the question, “With Children, When Does Religion Go Too Far?” The editor of Christianity Today says that many of his readers are “refugees from strict... [Read more...]ESPN APOLOGIZES; CNN DOES NOT
Bill Donohue comments on the way ESPN and CNN handled recent episodes involving sexuality: On Monday night, during the BCS national title game televised on ESPN, a camera focused on Katherine Webb, the Miss Alabama girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron. Announcer Brent Musburger called her “a lovely lady” and “beautiful,” saying, “You... [Read more...]MEDIA BLACKOUT OF NEW NUNS
Bill Donohue released the following comments today: Aside from Deacon Greg Kandra, the Catholic News Agency, and EWTN, both the religious and secular media—including the Catholic media—have failed to report an important story that deserves wide attention: on New Year’s Day, 11 Anglican nuns from the Community of St. Mary the Virgin in England... [Read more...]BISHOP TOBIN DEFENDS MARRIAGE
As Rhode Island lawmakers are set to consider the issue of gay marriage, Providence Bishop Thomas J. Tobin released a letter to them today [click here] on this subject. Bill Donohue comments as follows: Bishop Tobin’s statement is perhaps the most comprehensive defense of marriage made by any bishop in the nation. Indeed, he leaves no matter attendant... [Read more...]CHURCHES DESERVE SANDY RELIEF FUNDS
Bill Donohue comments as follows: I have contacted House Speaker John Boehner asking him to support the amendment to the Hurricane Sandy recovery appropriations bill that was introduced by outgoing Senator Joseph Lieberman. The bill rightly says that houses of worship that were damaged or destroyed deserve federal assistance. I have also contacted FEMA... [Read more...]