Catholic League’s Bill Donohue Paid Well for Manning Fax Machine

Bill Donohue, whose anti-gay crusades include getting a gay Smithsonian art show censored, have wrongly scapegoating gays as the problem for sexual abuse in the Catholic church, campaigning against gay adoption, condemning Kathy Griffin, slobbering over gym bodies, and attacking Towleroad, gets paid handily for his efforts.

Catholics United reports:

Donohue"Controversial Catholic League president William Donohue – whose work has now gained the support of the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – earned a salary of $342,500 in 2009, with an additional $56,656 in fringe benefits. According to annual IRS Form 990 filings, the organization spent more than $2.6 million in 2009, despite the fact that its program work constitutes little more than the issuing of inflammatory press releases."

It's bad work if you can get it.

"The IRS filings list other examples of lavish spending. The organization shells out $335,914 for its midtown Manhattan office space, and compensates vice president Bernadette Brady to the tune of $203,727. An additional $57,826 is spent on office equipment."


  1. walter says

    bigotry pays and quite well apparently and all this on your dollar since all the money given by the church is tax free. want to close the
    budget gap tax the church since they are as political as the dems or repuks. time for their exemptions to go away. they do more harm than good with the money. perfect example the catholic league

  2. BobN says

    Without funding from the Mormons, the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic bishops, and a handful of right-wing billionaires, the anti-gay movement in this country would collapse.

  3. luckylinden says

    As a bisexual Catholic who has always felt welcome among my Catholic parishes, priests, and friends–this offends me on a level that borders on uncontrollable rage.

    Good natured people, some bigots yes, but I bet mostly are simply conservatives who are afraid of change, think they are giving money to a religious cause and instead line this bastard’s pockets while he has an assistant issue his press releases and book his media interviews.

    I mean this guy has been bashed by my own PRIEST fron the altar for not representing all Catholics, but he lives a lavish lifestyle claiming to.

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