Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on Saturday’s rally at the Brooklyn Museum of Art:
“On October 2, Catholic League personnel will distribute vomit bags to the first 500 attendees of the ‘Sensation’ exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art; we will commence our protest at 11:00 a.m. The distribution of vomit bags—all of which are labeled ‘Vomit Bag: Compliments of the Catholic League’—is in direct response to the exhibit’s warning that seeing it may induce vomiting. On this score the Catholic League readily agrees, and that explains our desire to facilitate the process. Barf is not easily cleaned up, and it also has a terrible odor, so it should be deposited in a biodegradable receptacle.
“We have been overwhelmed with calls from Catholics, as well as non-Catholics, seeking information about our protest. We are urging all of them to bring a vomit bag and drop it on the steps of the museum. In addition, the Catholic League is contacting dozens of allied organizations asking them to join us in our protest.
“Now that art has been reduced to dung and puke, there is no better time for public officials to stop all funding of the arts.”