The following letter by Bill Donohue was e-mailed today to California lawmakers:
Dear California Legislator:
I understand that California lawmakers are weighing a decision to rescind the tax-exempt status of the Boy Scouts of America; at issue is whether it is a discriminatory organization. While you are considering this issue, I would like you to also determine whether a San Francisco-based group, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, should lose its tax-exempt status.
The Sisters are an anti-Catholic group of homosexuals who dress as nuns and mock every conceivable Catholic belief and practice. When Pope John Paul II visited San Francisco in 1987, the Sisters held an “exorcism” and a Condom Savior Mass; at the latter event, they featured “the Latex Host” and referred to “the Condom Savior.” Perversely, it was in 1987 that the Sisters, after trashing the pope and the Eucharist, were granted a tax-exempt status (EIN: 94-3032120).
Nothing has changed since. On April 19, the Sisters will stage their “Hunky Jesus” contest; they will continue their assault on Jesus, the sacraments and nuns, as they do every year at this annual event.
We have collected reams of information on the Sisters, and all of it demonstrates how this group not only mocks Catholicism, it also shows how it mocks the very reason why a tax-exempt status is awarded in the first place (serving the public interest). I would be happy to provide you with plentiful evidence of this group’s bigoted behavior, if requested.
So in your deliberations on the Boy Scouts, please consider the tax-exempt status of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.