Bill Donohue
“Pope” Bill Donohue

via South Park

Bill Donohue, a divorced man, is the self-appointed apologist for the Catholic Church. Blowhard Bill has insisted for years that the Catholic Church’s abuse problem is a “homosexual problem.” On Monday Donohue writes: “SNL” RIPS GAY PRIESTS (Blowhard Bill likes capital letters). According to Donohue:

“SNL” went on a tear against homosexual priests on Saturday. Michael Che Campbell (his father named him after Che Guevara, the Cuban terrorist) made a quip about Pope Francis’ warning against the negative aspects of gossip. Campbell asked, “Did you hear what happened to those altar boys?”

I cannot find the clip on SNL’s YouTube channel. However, the reference to the altar boys is a reference to pedophile and pederast priests; not gay people. These priests are child molesters not gay men. Donohue continues:

It is true that heterosexual priests rarely act inappropriately with altar girls, so Campbell is right not to indict straight men for the behavior of homosexuals. But even if homosexual priests are largely responsible for the sexual abuse of minors—they account for more than 80 percent of the cases—it smacks as homophobic to keep bringing this up.

Boys have been a target of opportunity because priests have far more intimate contact with boys than they have with girls. Donohue is seemingly attacking SNL for homophobia which requires an amazing amount of chutzpah. At least I think that is what he is doing.

Donohue is a bigot who has been smearing gay men, over and over again, for a very long time. According to a report compiled by John Jay College of Criminal Justice, nearly a quarter of the abused children were under eight years of age. It is the only age group for which there were more victimized girls (58%). Those are some of the “heterosexual priests” Donohue is referring to. They are pedophiles.

Donohue needs someone to blame other than the Church. Gay men will do. In point of fact, pedophiles often seek out an occupation where children will be accessible and unlikely to report abuse. The Catholic Church is perfect because priests are revered as God’s representatives on earth and they have significant contact with children; boys and girls. Bill Donohue is an irresponsible blowhard.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.