#ImAnExtremist b/c I remember Jesus said to turn the other cheeck.Even during an event as horrible as rape.I realize rape is never funny. But what if it happened to a fat old bullying Knight of Columbus? Can we at least tell him he was asking for it?
— Bill Donohue (@HolyBillDonohue) August 21, 2012
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[MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell] says the practice of presidents putting their hand on the Bible is “one of our most absurdist [sic] traditions.” Furthermore, he says that because Obama embraces the gay agenda, he should not swear on the Bible. The point is not without merit. Given Obama’s ideology, perhaps it would make more sense for him to swear on Das Kapital.1. HuffingtonPost says O'Donnell said "more absurdist". Donohue thinks he spelled "absurdest" wrong.
2. Don't think it's at all correct to suggest that Das Kapital embraces the gay agenda, whatever that might be. (Banning pink shirts in Donohue's size?). In fact Engels was a total bigot. I think Donohue must mean a copy of Caritas in Veritate, by old Benedict XVI, a nice little encyclical according to which
capitalism as such is now effectively "obsolete" and must be replaced by a new form of market economy whose driving force is not the maximization of profits.Maybe Donohue was too busy panty-sniffing to hear about it.