Bill Donohue comments on last night’s Comedy Central show, “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail”:

Guy Branum began his appearance by asking, “Who here was raised Catholic?” That tipped his hand; he was about to skewer Catholics for laughs. How unusual on Comedy Central.

To make it worse, he began by assuring the audience that he himself is “not Catholic; I was raised Jewish.”

“It is very hard for me to talk about the Catholic Church,” he said, “because on one hand, super homophobic, super misogynistic, doesn’t believe in gay marriage. But on the other hand, I must understand that if I had been born in the year 1400, I would run that s***.”

Then, telling the audience “to ask yourself what a Renaissance Pope needs to do on a day-to-day basis,” he began his list with, “Have sex with teenage boys. Done.”

If a Catholic comedian took a cheap shot at Judaism we would condemn it. We hope others join us in condemning this unnecessary assault on Catholic sensibilities.

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