|BILL DONOHUE WARNS JEWS TO BEHAVE|
Recently, in an attempt to paper over a threat, he cited a quote by former NYC Mayor (a pretty looney tunes guy himself), to the effect that,
Jews had better not make enemies of their Catholic friends since they have so few of them. Think about that the next time you feel compelled to attack my religion.
In a June 21 statement, Donohue said he was quoting an address by Koch in January to a Jewish group in which the former mayor said, "We’re 13 million Jews in the whole world -- less than one-tenth of 1 percent. And we need allies. The best ally we can have is the Catholic Church.”
"My comments have always been about fostering good feelings between Jews and Catholics toward mutual understanding of our shared interests," Koch said. "However, I certainly do not believe that Jews, or Catholics, should be threatened for making critical remarks, nor should my name be used when doing so. While I do have a high regard for Bill, his references to me and my remarks were inappropriate and different in substance and tone than what I said on an earlier occasion."
Donohue's threat was in response to liberal rabbi, Arthur Wascow, who had the temerity to criticize the Church's position on the U.S. Conference of Bishops opposition to the Obama administration's mandate requiring access to contraceptive coverage for employees of religious-run institutions like hospitals and orphanages. He was also bent out of shape that the Rabbi criticized the Vatican for strictures it imposed recently on an group of American nuns.
Whoo...radical stuff, huh?
Just for good measure I want to throw in this relating to Donohue from New Civil Rights Movement web site:
Father William Lynn today was found guilty in one of three felony charges, endangering the welfare of a child, for his responsibility in covering up child sex abuse cases.
But in 285 words, Donohue gloats the “witch-hunt has come to an end,” and claims “those who have been clamoring for blood lost big time.” Apparently, the fact that untold hundreds, maybe thousands of children in this priest’s parish, over decades upon decades, were raped, emotionally and sexually abused, had their innocence stolen, forever will live their lives changed by these atrocious acts escapades the 64-year old crusader for pedophile rights.
Instead of admitting the Msgr. William Lynn oversaw thousands of cases of abuse, and did little to nothing substantial to end the abuse and bring the perpetrators to justice, Donohue questions the methods of the Philadelphia prosecutor. And instead of admitting — or, even denying — the abuse took place, by men of God ordained to protect the innocent and powerless, Donohue points to a letter he wrote asking her “to identify which ‘religious organizations and denominations’ she pursued other than the Roman Catholic Church.”
Bill Donohue and the Catholic League are an embarrassment to an already embarrassed Catholic Church.
That it for your religious news report from Scission. The following is from The One People's Project.
In the name of fighting hatred of Catholics, William Donohue has spent the past two years promoting hatred of gays, athiests pagans, and most of all ex-Catholics, or Catholics who question their Catholicism. And if you're Jewish...
From: Catholic Lea g ue
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:15:48 -0400
Subject: Rabbi WaskowYour latest snide attack on the Catholic Church (“Whose Religious Freedom Is Under Attack”) exhibits appalling ignorance. The issue is not contraception—it is the right of a religious institution not to be forced to pay for services it deems immoral. In other words, the First Amendment is in play. Indeed, the Obama administration is redefining what qualifies as a Catholic organization as any entity that hires and serves mostly people of its own religion. Would you prefer that we discriminate against non-Catholics in our social service agencies, hospitals and schools?
Moreover, since when is it the business of any religious leader to condemn the strictures of another religion? You are not only clueless about the situation concerning nuns, you have stuck your nose in where you don’t belong.
Catholic League************************************From: Rabbi Arthur Waskow
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:30:59 -0400
To: Catholic League
Subject: Re: The Catholic League, Bishops, the Nuns, & WomenMr. Donohue,(In your letter (which I have included below), you say you are concerned about where my nose is.Here is where my nose is, and where it belongs:Tens of thousands of Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu women work for or study at various Catholic-sponsored universities and hospitals that involve and hire them -- and that receive my/ our tax money. (They are quite different from fully religious Catholic institutions, like churches, dioceses, or the NCCB, that do NOT receive tax money.)Many many of those women who are hired by or are students of these tax-supported non-religious institutions need contraception, but can’t afford it without insurance.They are being pressured by -- not your Church, since most of the nuns utterly disagree and they too are part of your Church, thanks be to God -- but by your NCCB, to forego contraception because they can’t afford it without insurance.And they are being pressured even though the President has agreed that the cost of that insurance will NOT come from the pockets of the Catholic hierarchy or these Catholic-sponsored institutions.Those women are my business. All of them, including the Catholic women who in shaping their own religious consciences (did you know that women are capable of doing that?) have concluded that contraception is ethical and moral.Would you also suggest I keep my long Jewish nose out of some Catholic priests’ rape of Catholic children and some Catholic bishops’ protection of those priests from the law, because I’m not a Catholic? Perhaps you would.In any case, the last I heard, God is ONE, and I try to live by that principle. That means I am obligated to act when any person or institution (of any religion) is perpetrating injustice on anyone (of any religion).Blessings to you of sharing, shalom, and salaam; of healing and wholeness --Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Ph. D.*************************************Rabbi Waskow,
All of those non-Catholics who work at Catholic centers are free to leave whenever they find our strictures disagreeable. What they are not free to do is to demand that Catholic institutions make reforms that suit them. The very demand is despotic.
You unwittingly make my point about the Obama administration: they are telling Catholic entities that they are not really Catholic if they hire and serve people of other faiths. In other words, if we discriminate, we’re okay. Amazing logic.
Contraception is free from Planned Parenthood for anyone who can’t afford it, so your position implodes.
Since you are interested in the subject of rape, I hope you are following the unbelievable explosion of child rape in the Orthodox Jewish community and the intimidation—by family members—of victims. The pressure put on the D.A. to deep six these rapes is sickening. You need to do something about this epidemic right now. Suggestion: follow the reforms of the Catholic Church and you won’t have these problems.
Ed Koch, my friend, once said that Jews had better not make enemies of their Catholic friends since they have so few of them. Think about that the next time you feel compelled to attack my religion.
P.S. I do not have a long nose