Ol' Bill is ticked

You know you're doing something right when Bill Donohue (president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights) is pissed off at you. And, hooooo-boy, is he PISSED. Check it out:
(Washington) Two bloggers hired recently by Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards were criticized Tuesday by a Catholic group for posts they had written elsewhere on the Internet.

Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, demanded that Edwards fire Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan.

"John Edwards is a decent man who has had his campaign tarnished by two anti-Catholic, vulgar, trash-talking bigots," Donohue wrote in a statement. "He has no choice but to fire them immediately."
BWAHAHAHAHA! Yeah, right.

And "trash talking bigot"? From this guy:

"Name for me a book publishing company in this country, particularly in New York, which would allow you to publish a book which would tell the truth about the gay death style.[...]"
"We've already won. Who really cares what Hollywood thinks? All these hacks come out there. Hollywood is controlled by secular Jews who hate Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular. It's not a secret, okay? And I'm not afraid to say it. ... Hollywood likes anal sex. They like to see the public square without nativity scenes. I like families. I like children. They like abortions. I believe in traditional values and restraint. They believe in libertinism. We have nothing in common. But you know what? The culture war has been ongoing for a long time. Their side has lost."
This person who spoke at "Justice Sunday II: God Save the United States and this Honorable Court" and bitched about Joan Osborne's song "One of Us" (called it "catholic-baiting" and, of course, sacreligious)...he calls Melissa a "trash talking bigot"? What-fucking-ever, you deluded jackass.

Anyway, the article goes on (emphasis mine):
Donohue cited posts that the women made on blogs in the past several months in which they criticized the pope and the church for its opposition to homosexuality, abortion and contraception, sometimes using profanity.

"The Catholic church is not about to let something like compassion for girls get in the way of using the state as an instrument to force women to bear more tithing Catholics," Marcotte wrote on the blog Pandagon on Dec. 26, in an excerpt cited by Donohue.

Among the McEwan posts that Donohue listed was one she posted on Feb. 21, 2006, on her site, Shakespeare's Sister. She questioned what religious conservatives don't understand about "keeping your noses out of our britches, our beds and our families?"
Heh. I, for one, would looooove to see this list compiled by Donahue.

And you know what? I'm not anti-Catholic. I'm anti-ignorance and bigotry--which are what your ideas on gay people, abortion, and contraception are, Mr. Donahue. Ignorance and bigotry. And you can take them and shove them right up your ass.

I speak as myself and not as Melissa's representative or in any way attatched to the Edwards campaign. Hat tip to commenter Pat G.

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