Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Please meet Catholic League bloviator, Bill Donohue. Donohue has made a career for himself as the go-to media person and ace defender of pedophile priests, Pope Benedict XVI and, all things Catholic.
However, last night on Larry King Live, Donohue managed to outdo himself. During roundtable discussion with former CNN anchor and priest sex abuse victim Thomas Roberts, Sinead O’Connor, and another Catholic priest, all gathered to discuss the latest sexual abuse scandal rocking the Vatican, Donohue screamed and shouted, defending his beloved Church and Pope Benedict XVI’s handling of the scandal. But, here’s where Donohue jumped the shark.
About six minutes into the video, Bill Donohue can actually be heard shouting:
“It’s not pedophilia, becasue most of the victims are post-pubescent”
Sinead O’Connor can be heard asking Donohue what he meant by “post-pubescent,” and Donohue wasted no time screaming:
“12-13 years old.”
So, let’s deconstruct what Bill Donohue is really saying. As the tsunami of priest sex abuse scandals threaten to destroy the very foundation of the Roman Catholic Church, according to Donohue, if a priest rapes a boy older than 12 years of age, then the act doesn’t meet the definition of pedophilia or, pederasty or, even abuse. The act is just regular gay sex between two males.
Please folks. If you’re the parent of minor age boys or girls, and this includes teenagers, do not under any circumstances let your children be alone with a Catholic priest. If you do, you’re throwing your children to the wolves.