Friday, September 4, 2009

Catholic League Misses the Joke

The Catholic League, in promoting Bill Donohue's new book, lists the following totally predictable list of approving (and unbelievable given Donohue's penchant for spewing nonsense) comments, but with one surprise:

· “In these dispatches from the culture war, the indefatigable president of the Catholic League fires on all cylinders. With passionate prose he re-creates many of his hard-won religious battles and offers an urgent warning about what lies ahead.” – Raymond Arroyo, bestselling author of Mother Angelica, host of EWTN’s “The World Over Live”

· “In this bracing, brutal exposé of the anti-God movement, Donohue delivers a common sense smackdown that is both informative and entertaining.” – Laura Ingraham, nationally syndicated radio talk show host and bestselling author

· “Like the man himself, the book is feisty, controversial, impassioned, and important.” – Michael Medved, nationally syndicated talk show host

· “Bill Donohue is right on target. Every Christian needs to read his book.” – Donald E. Wildmon, founder and chairman, American Family Association

· “SECULAR SABOTAGE is an absolute must-read for anyone who believes the Judeo-Christian ethos is the very heart and soul of civilized society.” – L. Brent Bozell III, president, Media Research Center

· “Wake up, America! The secular minority has cut the brake cables on America’s In-God-We-Trust-Mobile™! Not even all 43 of our Christian presidents can save us now.” – Stephen Colbert, host of “The Colbert Report”

I've heard that 30% of the people who watch Colbert don't get the joke, I guess the Catholic league is among them. Either that, or Bozell and Medved really are parodies. Either way, it explains a lot.


notedscholar said...

However, Colbert is in fact Catholic and has had Donahue on his show. And in any case it's not clear why Colbert's satire would reflect poorly on the book in this case.


ScienceAvenger said...

It doesn't reflect poorly on the book, it reflects poorly on the Catholic League.

pradeep said...

Off topic, but can you give some space on your blog to help out some young secular humanists?

I know the kids involved in this:

Thanks scienceavenger,


Anonymous said...

omg.. where did u go?

ScienceAvenger said...

Life got full.

Anonymous said...

Well, I liked your articles, despite it being a little country-centric. Best wishes in whatever you do!