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Feb 05 2013

Donohue Knows Who is Really Privileged

As a straight white male, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League is viewed as the one who is privileged in this society. But he knows who really gets all the breaks: gay dogs. Yep, gay dogs. Here he is responding to the story about the moron who returned a dog to a shelter because he thought it was gay:

By contrast, this week in Tennessee a dog was rescued from being euthanized (one news outlet said he was being spared “the Gas Chamber”) because the condition driving the dog’s death was his alleged homosexuality (the owner was ticked when he saw his Fido hunch another male dog). For reasons that appear entirely reasonable, the gal who rescued the dog named him Elton.

The place where Elton was dropped, Euthanasia Jackson TN, encourages dog adoption, but it also promotes dog euthanasia. Not, however, in Elton’s case: the shelter has no stomach for putting dogs down on the basis of sexual orientation. It must be said, though, that the shelter is not exactly inclusive in its policies. To wit: Had poor Elton not been identified as a homosexual, his heterosexuality would not have been enough to save his hide.

The moral of the story is: Being gay is not only a bonus for humans these days, it is a definite plus for dogs as well. As for straights, the lonely and the disabled, that’s another story altogether.

The disturbing thing is he actually believes this shit.

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  1. 1
    eric

    The disturbing thing is he actually believes this shit.

    Its also disturbing that both he and the adopter know so little about dogs. OMG, I never knew dogs humped things!!!
    Here’s a clue: if that surprises you, if that is new information to you, then you probably shouldn’t own a dog.

  2. 2
    wswordsmen

    Dogs humping other dogs is a sign of dominance. It doesn’t mean the dog is gay, it means the owner needs to be more assertive of control over the dog.

  3. 3
    MikeMa

    I would add to eric’s prohibition: If you know so little of how life works, you probably ought not to reproduce. At all.

  4. 4
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Politics done doggy style??

    Really, WTF? Glad the dogs okay, pity the one with the dog collar (& silly, hateful, ignorant views) ain’t being kept on a much tighter leash and stopped from shitting in public!

  5. 5
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @1. eric :

    Here’s a clue: if that surprises you, if that is new information to you, then you probably shouldn’t own a dog.

    But. but he already has the collar!

  6. 6
    oranje

    I keep thinking Phil Donahue. That makes this even more confusing.

  7. 7
    Randomfactor

    The moral of the story is: stupidity gets publicity. Which is Donohue’s business plan.

  8. 8
    timberwoof

    Facepaw. Retelling the scenario is like explaining a bad pun. Bill Donohue of the Catholic League appears to be trying desperately to be mistaken for a complete blithering idiot.

  9. 9
    John Pieret

    Dogs humping other dogs is a sign of dominance. It doesn’t mean the dog is gay …

    I know a female dog that keeps trying to mount some male dogs she is in occassional contact with. Confusion all around.

  10. 10
    fifthdentist

    John Pieret, my old male dog humped one of my male cats for a while. We’re talking inter-species gay sex here, people! Surely the second cumming of Jesus is at hand.

  11. 11
    Sastra

    The moral of the story is: Being gay is not only a bonus for humans these days, it is a definite plus for dogs as well. As for straights, the lonely and the disabled, that’s another story altogether.

    If someone had brought a dog into a shelter to be put down because he saw that dog kneeling and he ” didn’t want no Catholic dog,” you better believe that would have made the news, too. So is being Catholic a privileged position in our society? Sure — but that’s not an anecdote which illustrates it.

    Bottom line, if you want to euthanize an animal for a specifically STUPID reason, people feel sorry for the animal. If the reason is stupid enough, then it makes news. So yes, someone bringing a dog into a shelter and demanding it be executed as unfit for adoption because it is straight, lonely, or moderately disabled would be the same story. Particularly that first one.

    The moral of the story is: Bill Donohue is clueless. But we knew that.

  12. 12
    d.c.wilson

    “Bill Donohue of the Catholic League appears to be trying desperately to be mistaken for a complete blithering idiot”

    Mistaken?

    I wonder Bill realizes that his conclusion completely undermines the argument that being is “against nature”,

  13. 13
    Sastra

    fifthdentist #10 wrote:

    John Pieret, my old male dog humped one of my male cats for a while.

    Hey, that’s an interesting coincidence, that you named that cat-humping old male dog “John Pieret.” I’m not sure if John should feel flattered, or not.

  14. 14
    John Pieret

    Hey, that’s an interesting coincidence, that you named that cat-humping old male dog “John Pieret.” I’m not sure if John should feel flattered, or not.

    Trust me … I’ve been accused of worse.

  15. 15
    iknklast

    We’re talking inter-species gay sex here, people! Surely the second cumming of Jesus is at hand.

    Dogs and cats living together….

    My dog routinely mounts inanimate objects. Don’t know what sex his blanket is, so I’m not sure what that means ;-)

  16. 16
    baal

    On the plus side, it shows that Donohue is short on non-laughable talking points*.

    *Ok, I find pretty much of all his views laughable but we’re talking about what you can say in public and not get laughed at. That’s a lower hurdle to meet.

  17. 17
    matty1

    16 comments and no South Park reference, I don’t know whether to be impressed or disappointed.

  18. 18
    eric

    16 comments and no South Park reference

    The idea of George Clooney humping anything that moves is even less newsworthy than dogs humping things.. How’s that? :)

  19. 19
    brianwestley

    If I ever need an alias, I think I’ll go with “Euthanasia Jackson”

  20. 20
    frog

    And dogs also hump human legs. Oh, no, the wingnuts may be right! Being gay leads to beastiality!

  21. 21
    footface

    For reasons that appear entirely reasonable, the gal who rescued the dog named him Elton.

    Ugh.

  22. 22
    rowanvt

    Humping another dog is not only signs of dominance. It could be actual horniness, as some dogs *do* masturbate even. It can also be a ‘let’s play’ gesture, which is how my sister-in-law’s dog uses it. He learned that when he humps, the other dog will usually chase him and he *loves* to be chased. Weirdo dog.

  23. 23
    Area Man

    If he didn’t want a gay dog, why did he name it Elton?

  24. 24
    Gretchen

    Donohue has gone below the intellect of the man who desired to have his dog euthanized for being gay and is now competing with the dog itself.

  25. 25
    cry4turtles

    My friend had her arm humped by a Doberman Pincer. Is there something about Cindy?

  26. 26
    martinc

    My friend’s dog humps the cat, but, my usually reliable friend informs me, only does so when visitors are present, so it is clearly a dominance display issue. The dog is a desexed Brussels Griffon (smaller than the cat) so I suspect this is his way of saying “Hey, visitors! Watch me make this cat my bitch! I’m the boss!”

    The dog and cat are both male, but given the absence of alternative partners, I’m not sure homosexual conclusions can be drawn.

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