Bill Donohue: French Cartoonists Had It Coming

Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League, has a history of saying remarks that are not well thought out. Donohue’s remarks about Charlie Hebdo, which he made within a few hours after the murder of 12 employees of at satirical French magazine, put the blame on the victims of the massacre.

Stephane Charbonnier, the paper’s publisher, was killed today in the slaughter. It is too bad that he didn’t understand the role he played in his tragic death. In 2012, when asked why he insults Muslims, he said, “Muhammad isn’t sacred to me.” Had he not been so narcissistic, he may still be alive. Muhammad isn’t sacred to me, either, but it would never occur to me to deliberately insult Muslims by trashing him.

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Catholic Holy Virgin Mary Urinals

Bill Donohue was quoted in the USA Today as saying, “We should not continue to tolerate the kind of intolerance that provoked this violent reaction.”

On Jan 14’s “Hannity,” Catholic League President Bill Donohue, Fox News Contributor Catholic Priest Jonathan Morris, USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers, and Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity clashed over comments made by Bill Donohue regarding the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo.

Donohue stood behind his Charlie Hebdo comments, stating “had he not insulted, had they not gone out of their way to insult Muslims, they would still be alive.” Donohue insisted that he meant this as an “explanation” of the attacks and not a “justification” of the attacks. He also blasted

Donohue also called the USA Today “lunatics” for thinking he would be for anti-blasphemy laws. He also claimed that he did not author the article in the USA Today, saying they took the comments from his website.

Catholic Priest Jonathan Morris supported Donohue’s position, stating “I think the point, which is a valid one, that Bill’s trying to make, is the fact that you have a legal right to do something, like for example, Charlie Hebdo had a legal right that I would defend to death to be able to publish something that’s offensive…doesn’t mean it’s morally right.”

USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers disagreed, arguing that “first of all, we not only can, we should criticize religions. Religions are extremely powerful, theologies, often ideologies, that have enormous influence over culture. People should and must criticize them and hold them accountable.” After struggling to re-gain the floor from Donohue, she stated “what the Muslims think, and frankly what a lot of Christians think when they get criticized is that they are being insulted. I think it is the same thing, that criticism is taken as an insult and people have to be able to take it. I can take it.”

Catholic Priest Jonathan Morris attempted to distinguish between criticism and provocation, saying “if somebody takes a valid, true criticism, truth, as provocation. That’s their fault. Another thing is, for example, to take a cross, turn it upside down, stick it in urine, that’s provocation.”

The show went on to discuss the Pope Francis and whether he said one should not criticize religion or that one cannot criticize religion.

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Provocation? Upside-Down, Pisschrist by Andres Serrano

Fox News is mostly an entertainment show for dumb people. Since I do not really care for the Fox type of patriotic broadcast, I never watch Fox news. Nevertheless, it is said that one’s enemies’ enemies are your friends. In this case, I’m more against the Catholics than I am Fox. The Catholics stance on this issue, one cannot criticize religion and you get what is coming to you if you provoke religion, is so repulsive, I am willing to watch this outtake of Hannity.

Thanks Obama – Killed Girlfriend’s Family

Thanks Obama!

I really love the Thanks Obama meme. When you listen to Fox news, any Republican or anyone old, you hear the most fucked up things about President Obama. Besides the fact that these sources always disrespect the president, they always seem to think that he is responsible for absolutely everything.  Maybe that’s because the Republican obstructionist Congress, can’t get anything done. Somebody must be doing it. Why not blame it on President Obama?

The below picture showed up on Facebook. The headline reads: Man drives 15 hours to shoot girlfriend’s family. Then in the comment section someone writes: If Obama hadn’t lowered the gas prices, he would not have been able to afford to make the trip. So in reality, Obama killed those people.

Is it sarcasm?

A few Facebook users commented:

Beaux Swindell wrote: Iggnorant folks out there…Wal-Mart sold his bumm ass the bullets on a “price roll back”

Paul Coleman Temple wrote: And if this guys parents hadn’t done the ‘horizontal mambo’, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. SMH

Jan Burtyk wrote: Murder is never anything to joke about. It is ironic tough that he is giving Obama credit for lower gas prices, something conservatives never would have done before. I think that might be why 50 people liked the comment, not that he blames Obama for the murder. I think the shooter would have traveled that far no matter how much the gas cost, he was obviously that angry. This is very sad, and the young man must be very sick. Philip must be sick also, to say such a thing.

Yes, murder is nothing to joke about. Nevertheless, I found these two images and I am not sure what concept is worse. You decide.

Due to cheap gas prices I could...

Due to cheap gas prices, I could afford to drive 1,049 miles to kill my girlfriend’s family.

Due to cheap gas prices, man could afford to  drive 1,049 miles to kill his girlfriend’s family.

Due to cheap gas prices, man could afford to drive 1,049 miles to kill his girlfriend’s family.

The original article comes from Florida Today:

Here is an excerpt:

A man spent Christmas Eve on a 15-hour drive to Florida, apparently bent on getting revenge on his former girlfriend’s stepmother, authorities said.

By early Christmas morning, Preston Pollard, 23, of Venus and the ex-girlfriend’s father, Richard Hutson, 36, of Marion Oaks, Fla., were dead. Hutson’s wife, Mary Lou Hutson, 55, was shot and taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

After Pollard shot the Hutsons, he drove off, authorities said. A few hours and about 350 miles later, Pollard shot himself as officers spotted his car heading west on Interstate 10 in Okaloosa County, Fla.

To read the complete article, visit: Florida Today