The arrogance of Catholic League President Bill Donohue

Look at these videos:

Question: Is the Empire State Building (ESB) owned by the Catholic Church? Is it even a religious building at all? And would Mother Teresa herself have insisted on this sort of thing?

If the answer to any of these questions is no, then the refusal of the owners of the ESB to set aside a special night to honor Mother Teresa is their right. The whole point of owning private property is doing with it whatever you wish, not what someone else wants. Bill Donohue is an @$$hole! A very loud farting one!

Here is the scheduel for the lighting of the ESB over the past year:

It should be noted that Mother Teresa, as beloved as she was, is not even yet an official Saint in the Catholic Church. Perhaps someday she will be declared as such. And there are so many ways to honor her, within Catholic Churches as well as anywhere else. Why make such an issue of the ESB?

Because Bill Donohue needs something to scream about to make his name appear in the news and look like he is doing something good, when he is just spitting in the wind. And even if he gets his wish, I don’t see how lighting the ESB a certain way for one night will save a single life or otherwise do anything beneficial for the building, its owners, or the businesses that work within it. Does anyone?

One thought on “The arrogance of Catholic League President Bill Donohue

  1. Bill Donohue is not only a fanatical bigot, he is a liar as well. He was caught quote mining, which is something Creationists are also notorious for.

    P Z Myers denouced Donohue here:

    Then this comment comes in, which blew me away.

    Posted by: erpease | April 13, 2011 9:29 AM #11

    Not to mention quote chopping, from the piece:

    The British atheist Richard Dawkins is no fan of Catholicism. But he is honest enough to say that the Catholic Church “has been unfairly demonized over the issue, especially in Ireland and America.” Now if Dawkins gets it, why can’t others?

    What Dawkins actually wrote (in 2006 in God Delusion, page 355) was “But I dislike unfairness even more and can’t help wondering whether this one institution has been unfairly demonized over the issue, especially in Ireland and America.” The full quote changes the meaning a bit from a statement of fact to an expression of doubt.

    See the original statement by Donohue here:


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