The Catholic League has been notified that Ted Turner has apologized for his derogatory remark aimed at Catholics regarding the Ash Wednesday incident.  William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, has read Turner’s statement and issued the following comment today:

“We at the Catholic League are admittedly torn by what has happened.  On the one hand, our religion teaches us the virtue of forgiveness and the necessity of penance.  On the other hand, we don’t like being played for a fool.  So let’s put it this way: we’ll bite our lip and drop the issue, skeptical though we are.  But I am going to ask for a meeting with Ted Turner to see if I can find out what’s bugging him.  Maybe then we can really make some progress.”

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