Bill Donohue: ‘I Want The Law To Discriminate’ Against Same-Sex Couples

☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2012/06/22 23:34:44

The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue offered some stunning candor last night in a conversation with Piers Morgan and the Human Rights Campaign’s incoming executive director Chad Griffin. After arguing a comparison to incest marriage, Donohue openly admitted that he “wants the law to discriminate” against same-sex couples:

DONOHUE: Oh, it’s very simple. It’s absolutely very simple. I have a doctorate in sociology from NYU, and I know what the literature says. The literature is definitive. There is one gold standard, one gold standard for children. That is: there is no substitute for a marriage between a man and a woman. I want the law to discriminate against straight people who live together — I used to call it “shacking up,” but now it’s called cohabitation. I want the law to discriminate against all alternative lifestyles, against gays and unions. I want to promote and to put in a privileged position that institution of marriage between a man and a woman, which has been shown over and over to be the gold standard.

Donohue might want to revisit sociology before he makes such grandiose claims. Not a single study has compared married opposite-sex couples to married same-sex couples and found a difference in their parenting ability. Any claim otherwise is a distortion of the research, not a “gold standard.”

With his brutally honest admission that he wants to discriminate, Donohue serves as a unique surrogate for the leadership of the Catholic Church. Though his organization “does not speak authoritatively for the Church,” he seems to say what the bishops are thinking. An open will to discriminate has little do with protecting Catholics from defamation — the actual mission of the Catholic League — just as same-sex couples marrying poses no threat to the religious liberty of practicing Catholics, who largely support marriage equality.

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  • Mel 2012/07/14 02:52:16 (edited)
    He is a sickening individual and shameful
  • Heat Her 2012/07/12 19:38:48
    Heat Her
    They constantly blast off messages of how people should hate other people and are surprised to lose followers. I don't hate, nor will I hate, someone that loves another person. Be they straight, gay, black, white, or any other color of the rainbow. Live and let love.
  • leslie 2012/07/12 17:06:33 (edited)
    This guy in an unimaginable BASTARD. Yet another reason for my being a Proud Wiccan.

    Hey Mr. Donohue be careful of that thing called Karma cuz it WILL GET YOU
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... leslie 2012/07/12 17:28:06
  • Nameless 2012/07/12 16:19:17
    ... and to think I would defend his right to spew this stupidity.
  • KarenIn... Nameless 2012/07/12 18:42:03
    Just not to enshrine it into law, I hope...
  • Nameless KarenIn... 2012/07/12 19:23:48
  • Gene_In_Kabul 2012/07/12 05:29:32
    Queen B nailed it
  • Jack 2012/07/02 02:56:48 (edited)
    I agree with Donahue but what's the question?
  • DFA Jack 2012/07/02 04:56:21
    The question is: "Why is he such a dick?"
  • Jack DFA 2012/07/02 22:09:09
    Oh, I see! My answer is: He isn't. I wish there were more people like him!
  • DFA Jack 2012/07/02 22:44:10
    Good thing there aren't going to be too many left after 10-20 years.
  • Jack DFA 2012/07/02 22:56:46
    What liberals such as yourself fail to appreciate is that countries only become as successful as the U.S. has been by having right-wing values such as his. The only reason you are here, and able to spout liberal opinions like that, is because right-wing men like him built the country in the first place.
  • DFA Jack 2012/07/02 23:06:34
    I'm not a liberal.
  • Jack DFA 2012/07/02 23:12:00
    Probably depends on your definition. People such as yourself probably view liberal views as the norm, so you think of yourself as centre. My views, which are considered right-wing now, were centre 20 years ago. As far as my views go, anyone who approves of rights for homosexuals is definitely very liberal!
  • DFA Jack 2012/07/02 23:34:57
    Okay then...
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Jack 2012/07/04 03:00:45
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    Replace the word Gay with Black or any other Group of people would you feel the same way

    what am i talking about of Course you would agree and say yes
    because people like you are the same people 50 years ago were against interracial marriage and 50 years before that were against Women Rights
  • Nameless Jack 2012/07/12 19:15:15
    You mean like Hitler?
  • irish 2012/06/27 15:09:04
    gee! what about pedophile priests? pedophile priests
  • kiwimac 2012/06/27 11:05:08
    He is an idiot.
  • sjalan 2012/06/27 05:47:56
    This guy is is as much a bigot as any of the haters on the top 18 list of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • ☆RogueofDoom☆ 2012/06/26 22:46:42
  • abycinnamon BN-1 2012/06/26 18:38:45
    abycinnamon BN-1
    oh ick. Here's my idea:

    leg in woodchipper Fargo
  • misterz 2012/06/26 17:25:10
    I assume, since he is so homophobic that he is a closet case - we don't need him. I am surprised he is not on the board of Westboro. Westboro Church
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... misterz 2012/06/26 17:49:56
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    Salvation Army Major Believes Homosexuals Should Be Put To Death
  • misterz ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/06/26 19:06:05
    The Salvation Army is one of the most homophobic hating groups that I know of - they think everyone will burn in Hell unless you belong to their version of "Christianity" - I would sooner throw money out or burn it before I would put a penny in their kettles, etc. They are did a great PR job with the American people, but they are awful!
  • Nameless ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/07/12 19:17:44
    I can't stand them. Don't get me started, my dear. Oh my... I want to shove that damned bell up so hard it makes their collection prostate pop.
  • Queen Katherine 2012/06/26 16:15:36
  • elijahin24 2012/06/26 13:44:26
    Bill Donahue wants an American Inquisition. This guy is a bad person, and I don't understand why more Catholics don't distance themselves from him.
  • peaches 2012/06/23 01:47:35
    What a disgrace. To the church, individual religious people, and to God himself.
    god is love
  • Odinsown 2012/06/23 00:29:11
    I have watched several interviews with this guy, he is nuts.
  • ʂıoвнaп ♡ 2012/06/22 23:58:18
    ʂıoвнaп ♡
    People like this asswipe are a disgrace to the Catholic community.
  • Queen B 2012/06/22 23:42:00
  • Gwen 2012/06/22 23:39:00
    I am not against gay marriage. I am not sure if they should raise children, but they should certainly have an influence on children.
  • peaches Gwen 2012/06/23 01:48:40
    What do you mean they should have an influence on children?
    I'd think that the best way for them to have an influence is to raise children themselves (:
  • Gwen peaches 2012/06/27 02:29:24
    also I'd like to answer your question this way. I was very offended that the boy scouts made a woman resign as den mother simply because of her sexual orientation. It's kind of like not important in this way because she was influencing the boys in every other way than her sexual orientation and making them good citizens of the world.
  • peaches Gwen 2012/06/27 16:50:37
    That's discrimination, and definitely not legal... Did Boy Scouts get away with that?
    Anyway, I understand your point now, thanks (:
  • Icarus Gwen 2012/06/26 16:54:17
    Having thought about this for a while, it seems to me that all the important factors in raising children - love, security, education, discipline, instilling morality etc. - have absolutely nothing to do with the parents' sexual orientation. I can't think of any reason to expect gay people to be worse parents than straight people.
  • Gwen Icarus 2012/06/26 20:50:03
    I know. Ok. I know. But so many people today are deciding that they are gay and I am not sure if they really are gay or just going with a trend. It's hip to be gay. After the hip to be gay movement ends, and the real gays surface, then I will be ok with gay parents.
  • Icarus Gwen 2012/06/26 20:52:45
    Mmm, I see what you mean.

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