Bill Donohue's December fundraising letter

by Tom Gallagher

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Bill Donohue, the one-man show at the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, recently sent out his year-end fundraising letter. Donohue focuses his letter on people and organizations who "want to take down the Catholic church."

According to Donohue: "Almost alone, we brought attention to the evidence -- ignored by the John Jay professors -- that homosexuality was involved in almost all abuse cases. Not to report this was sheer dishonesty, and we refused to play the game" (emphasis included).

He goes on to boast of a "grand slam" by showing "beyond a shadow of a doubt" that the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) is a "well-organized anti-Catholic front group."

Donohue trumpets a surprise press conference he held in front of the "Catholic-hating Kansas City Star newspaper." This was done to "strike back against all the familiar players out to get Bishop Robert Finn," who was indicted by a local prosecutor for failing to report a priest to the police after Bishop Finn had plenty of notice.

Of course, Donohue claims that the Obama administration, among others, is threatening religious liberty.

The Catholic League's website boasts the testimonials below from leading bishops and a cardinal. Donohue points out that the Catholic League "works with the bishops." Obviously.

You can read the letter here.

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