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Sun Mar 6, 2016, 06:30 AM

Catholic League Tries to Shame ABC into Canceling The Real O'Neals in NYT Ad

You know how crazy, crackpot, Bible-thumping conservatives love to jump down the throat of a network about a show that has yet to premiere because of its perceived attacks on their cherished morals and values that they only use to apply to themselves and not to the world at large? Well, it's happening again: the Catholic League is facing off against Disney/ABC over its new LGBT-themed sitcom The Real O'Neals, which premieres this week.

The show, based in part on executive producer Dan Savage's life, follows a Catholic Irish-American family with a gay son, played by newcomer Noah Galvin. But Savage's track record—this is the man that gave us the gift of the Santorum, after all—didn't sit well with the Catholic League, so they came out swinging.

And how did the Catholic League launch its strike on the as-yet aired show? Why, with the time-tested, always successful and completely still relevant medium of print. The Catholic League took out a full-page ad in The New York Times denouncing The Real O'Neals, Dan Savage and his "maniacal hatred of Catholicism."

Well, they tried to take out a full-age ad, but it was "turned down" by The Times because the "obscenities" that they quoted from Savage were "deemed too incendiary" for readers—"even with the use of asteriks in place of letters." That italicized emphasis is all theirs. Though the only thing the NYT deprived us of was the chance to fill in the blanks, ŕ la Wheel of Fortune. One guess what's missing from "************* Power-Hungry, Self-Aggrandized Bigot."

The Catholic League argues, with no trace of irony or...sanity, that Dan Savage producing a show about a Catholic Irish-American family is akin to former KKK leader and Donald Trump bestie David Duke producing a show about African-Americans. Actually, it's worse, because Savage is a potty mouth, while Duke is just a raging white supremacist. So he gets a pass because his hatred is family friendly.

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Anyone in the least bit surprised?!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 06:48 AM

1. The Catholic League == Bill Donahue's FAX machine.

He's a league of one.

Oh, and he's a real douche bag.

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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 10:16 AM

2. That's not at all true, the Leauge has a large board full of famous people, strong ties to the

 

Vatican and NY Dioceses, and a rank and file donating membership that makes it the largest Catholic advocacy group in the nation. Donahue is not even the founder, he's just the current head of the organization. They have a staff of 13 or so and a running budget around 2.5 million per year.
Board of Advisers include: Brent Bozell, Linda Chavez, Alan Keyes, andLawrence Kudlow

Praise from the Big Wigs:
“…I appreciate Dr. Donohue and the work done by The Catholic League. I look forward to the day when the work done by the Catholic League is no longer necessary. Sadly, as recent events have proven once again, that day still seems far in the future.”

— Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York

“The Catholic League has the courage to speak up candidly and forcefully for the Church when circumstances call for fighting the good fight. The League should be on every Catholic’s short list of essential organizations to support.”

— Most Rev. Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop of Philadelphia

“I am privileged to support the Catholic League. The work of the Catholic League is invaluable and its accomplishments over the years are unparalleled.”

— Cardinal Edwin O’Brien
Pro-Grand Master of the Equestrian Order (Knights) of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

“The Catholic League has done much to ensure that the Church’s positions are presented clearly and fairly. Too often those who do not understand the Church or Her teachings are the interpreters of the doctrines and events in the life of the Church. The work of the League is important in the mission of the Church which must teach the hard truths of the Gospel in season and out of season.”

— Seán Cardinal O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop of Boston
http://www.catholicleague.org/about-us/


So why do people always claim he's one guy with a fax machine? It is simply not the truth.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 10:24 AM

4. Maybe, but that still does not help his case.

The only one anybody sees speaking for this so-called league is Bill Donahue himself. I have never seen anybody else, have you?

It might as well be just him and a FAX machine.

Maybe you get my point now.

And he is still an absolutely wretched person.

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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 10:41 AM

5. All of your assertions are incorrect, yet you reasert them. I just quoted lots of RCC Big Wings

 

speaking on his behalf and saying that the League speaks for them, I have cited seven figure budget, hundreds of thousands of members, a board full of luminaries and a large staff of employees.


Every time this group is discussed, someone will pull this 'one guy with a fax machine' crap, and it is often you:

" longship:
8. Do you mean Bill Donahue and his FAX machine?

Because that's all there is to the Catholic League: one angry dude, his radical religious agenda, and a FAX machine.

Why in the fuck does anybody pay any attention to that dude?"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1068&pid=19833

"longship
4. What told me this was Bill Donahue's FAX machine before clicking through?

And why does anybody take this guy seriously? "
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4689630

"longship (31,071 posts)
3. Here comes William Donahue's FAX machine"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=702309


And it is never the truth, as I have demonstrated. Why you feel compelled to make these claims I do not know. You could easily tell us.
"There is no Catholic League; there is only Bill Donahue and a FAX machine. nt" 2013
" Bill Donahue + FAX machine = Catholic League."
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=479815

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2821551

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 01:59 PM

6. That doesn't stop it from being a humorous situation.

And he is still an utter angry looney who thinks he's the pope.


And I still say there's no other spokesperson for the Catholic League ever seen except Bill Donahue.

So he's got that going for him.

My best to you.

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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 10:20 AM

3. Here is the League going all the way back to 1989 to attack ACT UP again:

 

"Everyone knows that if Catholics demonstrated outside a hall where gay activists were holding forth, and some of them went crazy—storming the event—no reporter, then or later, would ever write about it without mentioning what happened inside. Yet gay fascists can disrupt a Mass and desecrate the Eucharist, and years later the Times only notes that “thousands demonstrated outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral.”

http://www.catholicleague.org/covering-up-for-act-up/


Anyone helping to legitimize or minimize this organization has much to account for.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 05:02 PM

7. Catholic League is just another right wing hate group. Not surprised at all. nt

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 09:49 PM

8. Does anyone really care what Bill Donahue thinks anymore?

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Mar 11, 2016, 01:44 PM

9. Not surprised and

We love this show at our house! Love it!

Good, bad, indifferent - groups and people like The Catholic League are going to have to start accepting that the 'average' family does not color in the lines anymore.

We want representation - whether it is this show, Blackish, Modern Family, etc. etc.

That 70's show was a good start - I'm glad we have so many more 'different' families on television these days!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 06:58 PM

10. Is the catholic church still shielding people who fuck children? Yes?

Are the members of the Catholic League supporting the catholic church while it shields people who fuck children? Yes again?

Then the Catholic League can go choke on a big old pile of shut the fuck up.

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