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  1. Book says

    If 100% of priests are male, and 80% of the kids available to them are altar boys, then, yeah, you are going to have a lot of male/male predation. Idiot. Look at the numbers as a whole.

  2. Luke says

    Dear Bill Donahue, pedophiles are neither gay nor straight. Pedophiles are pedophiles! Most pedophiles, while they may prefer a certain sex over the other, are mainly just interested in prepubescent humans, and will take either sex if they get the chance. When you say “I have problems with molesters, whether they be gay or straight,” you lose all credibility because that statement shows your ignorance on the issue.

  3. bandanajack says

    a useless as i find cnn’s morning segment, especially compared to morning joe, that was a great take down, but it must have been frustrating to have donahue wiggling around the point, dodging the truth.

  4. jexer says

    Dolan / Donahue … whatever, just another of the army of ‘straght’, old, balding, fat, white men crying like babies that their privileged status at the top of the political pyramid isn’t a ‘given’ anymore.

  5. Kev C says

    The Catholic League is not a part of the Catholic church. Bill Donahue is not a priest or cleric of any sort. Bill is a loud mouth with an opinion, working to destroy the good work of the Pope.

  6. says

    It’s sickening to listen to a man in Dolan’s position claiming that Priests having sex with prepubescent boys is not pedophilia. It’s the very definition of pedophilia. Just like Priests having sex with prepubescent girls is not about heterosexuality, it’s also pedophilia. The power dynamic is the constant in both and that’s what makes it pedophilia, hetero or homo.

    Chris Cuomo called him out perfectly. Motivation.

    Every Catholic I’ve ever talked to despises Dolan. Every single one.

  7. raul415 says

    The guy is a pig in a cheap suit and his point about gay people is repugnant but it is even more offensive about the people who have been abused.

    How can it matter what sort of abuse has taken place? Totally dismissive of the victims all in an effort to make gay people the villains.

    Perhaps this explains why the church kept moving priests around, cuz it isn’t an issue of abuse just a gay sex problem.

  8. woody says

    “we’re not gonna shut up because we’re incontinent… uh, compliant…”
    I love it! Bill Donohoe’s diarrhea of the mouth! If that isn’t the Freudian slip of the year!

  9. anon says

    I wonder if the people who pay his salary double down and start asking him to attack the pope indirectly. He’s a mouthpiece for reactionary Catholics. If you really want to go after him, you need to ask him about Jews, not gays, though.

  10. emjayay says

    OK, it finally worked when I came back after only showing a black rectangle before. Same black rectangle when I tried Mozilla instead of ME. Which brings up another thing…Mozilla always makes a complete hash of this site.

  11. Bob says

    Bill Donohue is the furthest thing from a follower of Jesus imaginable. Jesus never taught hate and ignorance. He taught people to love and not to judge. I agree with what another poster said, Donahue is in this for the money. Shame on him for exploiting the fear and hatred of simple-minded bigots. Donahue needs to listen to Jesus and the Pope and stop throwing stones at others.

  12. JT says

    The first minute and three seconds were on spot After that it goes downhill. Donahue is absolutely wrong on his definitions of pedophilia and pedophiles. And the “incontinent er/uh compliant” mix up at the very end of this clip was really funny!

  13. GregV says

    The John Jay College did give statistics for the age and sex of victim claimants and what the allegations were (anything from “sex talk” to penile penetration).
    The study did not even say that the age and sex ratio of the victims was any different than the age and sex ratio of the minors who were put into the priests’ care (altar kids are more often male and are given tasks at certain ages), and the priests may well have victimized whatever vulnerable person happened to be there.

    What is did NOT do is classify ONE SINGLE perpetrator as “homosexual,” which is where this idiot Bill Donahue twists the study into saying something that it did not.

    Clearly, ZERO percent of priest perpetrators were female (since females are forbidden from the priesthood), and zero percent were out and proud gay men (since they are also forbidden from the priesthood). But the study did not classify anyone as being gay, straight or bi.

  14. GregV says

    The John Jay College did give statistics for the age and sex of victim claimants and what the allegations were (anything from “sex talk” to penile penetration).
    The study did not even say that the age and sex ratio of the victims was any different than the age and sex ratio of the minors who were put into the priests’ care (altar kids are more often male and are given tasks at certain ages), and the priests may well have victimized whatever vulnerable person happened to be there.

    What is did NOT do is classify ONE SINGLE perpetrator as “homosexual,” which is where this idiot Bill Donahue twists the study into saying something that it did not.

    Clearly, ZERO percent of priest perpetrators were female (since females are forbidden from the priesthood), and zero percent were out and proud gay men (since they are also forbidden from the priesthood). But the study did not classify anyone as being gay, straight or bi.

  15. Marc says

    I absolutely loathe Bill Donohue. What a vile human being who loves to stir up hatred and divisiveness. He’s a bully who loves to throw his weight and power around and it’s nice that the Pope is calling him out. Not that he’ll stop. He doesn’t seem to have it in him.
    Sad, sad, sad, sad man.

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