Oh my, poor ol’ Bill. He has been betrayed by none other than his high holiness Francis. Bill is now sputtering his upset all over the place at the mere idea of considering the notion that queer people are…people! Oh no.
Catholic League President Bill Donohue, who has been a crusader against LGBT rights, insisted on Tuesday that Pope Francis’ call for Christians to apologize to gay people did not apply to him.
On Tuesday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked Donohue if he planned on following the pope’s advice and apologizing to LGBT people.
“No,” Donohue replied. “As a matter of fact, I want an apology from gays. I’ve been assaulted by gays. I’ve never assaulted a gay person in my entire life.”
“The idea of a blanket apology because you are a member of some demographic group, I mean, I don’t know what church teaching is it that you have a problem with that maybe the church should apologize for?”
I’ll just bet Bill knows that old saying, “it will be a cold day…”. That’s when you’ll get your apology from this queer person, Bill.
“Why did you spend so much energy on this?” the CNN host wondered. “Why is so important to you?”
Donohue suggested that CNN was to blame for repeatedly interviewing him about his anti-LGBT views.
“Your producers only want to talk about LGBT,” he charged. “I don’t care what gay people do. I don’t want to have a lifestyle thrusted in my face though. That’s a different kind of thing altogether.”
“What do you mean thrusted?” Cuomo asked. “How are they putting their gay on you?”
Donohue explained that businesses should only be allowed to discriminate against LGBT people to provide services for a “wedding ceremony.”
“You know you have a hostility and an animus toward these behaviors,” Cuomo noted. “You might as well own it.”
“Show me where Jesus said we should spent time saying we should not let people be who they are?” the CNN host pressed.
“There are mobster lifestyles,” Donohue quipped.
“A mobster is not a gay person,” Cuomo shot back. “A terrorist is not a gay person.”
“I just want the apology,” Donohue concluded. “They could send it by Fedex.”