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Hey, Bill Donohue! Wanna Go After A REAL Anti-Catholic?

Posted by Phoenix Woman on February 21, 2007

Check out the anti-Catholic Tony Perkins of the anti-Catholic Family Research Council!

Interestingly enough, GOP Louisiana governor wannabee Bobby Jindal has been a running buddy of Perkins’ for years, a fact which is worth pointing out in southern Louisiana. So when is Bill Donohue going to attack Jindal for being a “housedad to bigots” like Tony Perkins?

From Media Matters:

…FRC board member Albert Mohler, the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has made several public anti-Catholic statements. During a March 22, 2000, appearance on CNN’s Larry King Live, for example, Mohler asserted, “As an evangelical, I believe the Roman church is a false church and it teaches a false gospel. I believe the pope himself holds a false and unbiblical office.”

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Continuing on his anti-Catholic theme, Mohler wrote in a September 16, 2006, entry on his personal blog, “[T]he office [the pope] holds is an unbiblical institution based in a monarchial ministry that is incompatible with the New Testament’s vision of the church. Furthermore, he claims also to be a head of state — a situation that adds untold layers of additional confusion.”

Oh, and he’s also a buddy of the South’s most infamous racists, too:

Further, Perkins has repeatedly associated with racist groups and individuals, including former Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard David Duke and the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens.

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According to a July 30, 2005, report in The Vancouver Sun citing articles by The Nation (by Media Matters Research Fellow Max Blumenthal) and the Southern Poverty Law Center, while he served as the campaign manager for Republican senatorial candidate Louis E. “Woody” Jenkins in 1996, Perkins paid Duke $82,500 for his phone banking list, then attempted to cover up the transaction, a misdeed that resulted in a $3,000 fine from the Federal Election Council.

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Five years later, in 2001, Perkins spoke before the Louisiana chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC). The Southern Poverty Law Center has dubbed the CCC a hate group. The CCC declares in its statement of principles:

We also oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind, to promote non-white races over the European-American people through so-called “affirmative action” and similar measures, to destroy or denigrate the European-American heritage, including the heritage of the Southern people, and to force the integration of the races.

In response to questions by The Vancouver Sun about his connection to an organization identified as a hate group, Perkins acknowledged his speech before the CCC but claimed he could not recall what he said. On the topic of his illegal payment to Duke, Perkins claimed he was unaware of Duke’s history of bigotry prior to the payment.

There’s much, much more at the Media Matters link, Bill, should you choose to check it out.

Or are you going to be silent about FRC’s anti-Catholicism now, just as you were when Tony Perkins invited you to be his token Catholic for “Justice Sunday” back in 2005?

You remember that, don’t you Bill? But just in case you don’t:

Justice Sunday also featured a token Catholic, William Donohue, who heads the nation’s largest “Catholic civil rights organization,” the Catholic League. In the battle to confirm far-right judicial nominees like William Pryor, who happens to be Catholic, Donohue has become a key asset for the Christian right’s evangelical faction. He has argued that Democratic senators opposing Pryor and others are motivated by anti-Catholicism. “There isn’t de jure discrimination against Catholics in the Senate,” Donohue claimed on Sunday. “There is de facto discrimination. They’ve set the bar so high with the abortion issue, we can’t get any real Catholics over it.”

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But for all his concern with anti-Catholicism, Donohue had no qualms about sharing the stage with Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Dr. Albert Mohler. “As an evangelical, I believe that the Roman Catholic Church is a false church,” Mohler remarked during a 2000 TV interview. “It teaches a false gospel. And the Pope himself holds a false and unbiblical office.” Donohue, who has protested against Democrats who have made no such comments about Catholics, was silent about Mohler. In fact, the site of Justice Sunday, Highview Baptist Church, in Louisville, Kentucky, is Mohler’s home church.

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4 Responses to “Hey, Bill Donohue! Wanna Go After A REAL Anti-Catholic?”

  1. Eli said

    In response to questions by The Vancouver Sun about his connection to an organization identified as a hate group, Perkins acknowledged his speech before the CCC but claimed he could not recall what he said.

    Um, what kind of defense is that? “Okay, yeah, I did give a speech to the KKK, but I don’t remember what I said, so obviously I wasn’t really that into it.”

  2. Charles said

    It works on Republicans, Eli.

  3. MEC said

    “Perkins acknowledged his speech before the CCC but claimed he could not recall what he said.”

    Oh. So Perkins gives speeches without writing a draft or notes. Wow.

  4. You have to go read the whole thing at the Media Matters link. Perkins is a real Piece of Work.

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