Alex Blaze

Bill Donohue takes on Towleroad

Filed By Alex Blaze | August 19, 2008 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Media, The Movement
Tags: Bill Donohue, DNC, Towleroad

Bill Donohue of the Catholic League (that one dude typing away, all alone with his delusion that he represents anyone in the Catholic community) is picking on Towleroad and Bitch PhD. because they got DNC credentials. He called them all offensive even though Bill Donohue's entire existence is offensive.

He's pissed off at the boy pics on Towleroad, but what's neat is that he picked on the commenters more than the bloggers there. Who knows? Maybe it was your comment on Towleroad that sent Donohue over the edge!

Press release after the jump, and hopefully it's too late for the DNC to cave to this guy like John Edwards did last year.


August 18, 2008

Over 120 blogs have been credentialed as members of the media for the Democratic National Convention; those who have received credentials are allowed to cover the Convention at the Pepsi Center. While most of them offer legitimate commentary, some do not.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue is protesting two of the blogs:

"The list of credentialed blogs include radical sites like The Daily Kos. Worse are blogs that feature anti-Catholic and obscene material. The two most offensive are Bitch Ph.D. and Towleroad.

"On the home page of Bitch Ph.D. there is a picture of two children: one of them is shown flashing his middle finger. Today's lead post, which was written August 17, is called 'Jesus Christ.' It begins with, 'I'm a really crappy Catholic who hasn't been to mass in ages because most parishes around here 'will' insist on being aggressively anti-abortion....' The writer then objects to some children's toys on the grounds that they are more offensive than desecrating the Eucharist. The toys are actually balloons that have been made to depict Jesus in various poses, including a crucified Christ; one of these images shows Jesus with a penis. Several who commented on this image made patently obscene comments.

"Towleroad describes itself as 'A Site with Homosexual Tendencies.' Accordingly, it shows men in jock straps and underwear. It also has a post on Pope Benedict XVI that takes him to task for wearing a cape with ermine. Some of those who commented on this described the pope in a vile and profane way.

"Both of these blogs should be cut immediately from the list of credentialed sites. Neither functions as a responsible media outlet and both offend Catholics, as well as others. To allow them access to the Democratic National Convention sends a message to Catholics they will not forget. We look for Leah Daughtry, CEO of the Convention, to nix them ASAP."

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Dear Alex,

Each time I encounter this tiresome story, I vacillate between amusement and disgust. Perhaps Mr. Donohue would feel better if Towleroad were to remove the jock straps and underwear, allowing full frontal nudity similar to what is plastered all over the Sistine Chapel, for example.

Regarding the other blog's depiction of the penis of Jesus, Mr. Donohue ought to be reminded that the penis of Jesus figures in both the biblical and traditional imagery of the Catholic Church. Not only is its circumcision referenced (sorry to disappoint all you "uncut" fetishists)but there is a church in Rome that has what it claims to be the relic of the foreskin of Jesus. (Apparently, Mary brought a ziplock baggie to the bris.)Once a year, on the Feast of the Circumcision, the faithful line up to venerate the relic with kisses, causing it to swell to five times its usual size, proving beyond apocrypha that His dick was divine.

Father Tony (dodging the lightening bolt)

Donahue had better be careful. Andy Towle will kick his ass all the way back to his momma's basement where he types up those press releases.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | August 20, 2008 12:36 AM

Mr. Blaze said some horrible things about the one true church of our Risen Lord.

Everyone knows that Jesus died for our sins and he died a perfect sacrifice having never known a woman. Any rumors to the contrary were created by Jews and that Harlot Mary Magdaline!

What has the world come to? This? Kathy Griffin? You are all going to Protestant Hell were we keep the meanest devils to torment you for eternity!!!

Unless you Truly Repent and send us money.

Now, I have to go polish my patent leather shoes.

Sister Mary Emmaculata Cum alot