Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, moments ago issued a press release suggesting being pro-gay is akin to being Marxist, suggested that President Obama is a Marxist, stating, “Given Obama’s ideology, perhaps it would make more sense for him to swear on Das Kapital.” Donohue, who last year placed a bobble headed President Obama in a jar of faux-excrement (image, top), appeared furious with MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell, who last night used the controversy surrounding Georgia Pastor Louie Giglio, who was selected (but then declined) to deliver the benediction at the President’s inauguration.
O’Donnell challenged anti-gay passages in the Bible, and, rightly, stated that no human being on earth follows to the letter the supposed words of God. O’Donnell stated if anyone did, they’d have t spend their lives stoning people to death, using the Biblical condemnation of prostitutes and adulterers as an example.
Of course, rather than be reasonable, admitting O’Donnell was speaking factually, Bill Donohue, himself virulently anti-gay, went into Christian warrior mode.
“If anyone doubts that Lawrence O’Donnell hates Christianity, then he should go to the website of The Daily Caller and watch him in action. A transcript of his diatribe does not do justice to what possesses him—you have to see him strut his stuff to get a sense of his true pathology,” Donohue writes:
O’Donnell starts his rant by focusing on Atlanta Pastor Louie Giglio; the evangelical minister bowed to pressure from homosexual activists by agreeing not to give the benediction at President Obama’s inaugural. Pastor Giglio’s crime? He’s a Christian. Practicing Christians, along with observant Jews, Mormons, Muslims and millions of others, accept the biblical teachings on the sinfulness of homosexuality. In the 1990s, Giglio addressed this subject, citing Christian teachings, and that was enough to set off the alarms in gay quarters.
Donohue neglects to mention that O’Donnell specifically and repeatedly stated that Giglio was repeating the words in the Bible verbatim in his anti-gay sermon from the 1990s. But why bother with facts?
“Over the past few decades, many homosexuals and theologians have tried to argue that the Bible’s passages condemning homosexuality should not be read as condemning homosexuality,” Donohue contines:
In their postmodern mind, they say that interpretation is wrong. O’Donnell, to his credit, knows these savants are delusional. While he readily admits that the Bible condemns homosexuality, his level of cognitive development does not allow him to discern the difference between behavior and status, which is why he falsely claims the Bible condemns “gay people.”
The problem for O’Donnell is not Giglio, it’s the Bible. He says the practice of presidents putting their hand on the Bible is “one of our most absurdist [sic] traditions.” Furthermore, he says that because Obama embraces the gay agenda, he should not swear on the Bible. The point is not without merit. Given Obama’s ideology, perhaps it would make more sense for him to swear on Das Kapital.
It’s interesting that Donohue chose to use his anger to attack President Obama in the title of his rant, and not O’Donnell, or even MSNBC.
But why bother with facts?
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