Catholic League president objects to gay press at Democratic Convention
Catholic League president, Bill Donahue, has slammed the pro-gay blogs set to cover the Democratic National Convention in Denver at the end of this month.
Donahue issued a statement regarding TowleRoad.com and BitchPhD, two blog sites he argues should be cut from the list of press participants.
He proceeded with a demand to DNC Chief of Staff and Convention CEO Leah Daughtry, that the bloggers be booted from the convention.
“Towleroad describes itself as ‘A Site with Homosexual Tendencies,'” Donohue says in the statement.
“Accordingly, it shows men in jock straps and underwear.
“It also has a post on Pope Benedict XVI that takes him to task for wearing a cape with ermine.
“Some of those who commented on this described the pope in a vile and profane way.”
“[Towleroad and Bitch Ph.D.] should be cut immediately from the list of credentialed sites.
“Neither functions as a responsible media outlet and both offend Catholics, as well as others.
“To allow them access to the Democratic National Convention sends a message to Catholics they will not forget.”
Bill Donahue has been the president of The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights since 1993.
The organisation is an anti-defamation non-profit group with the stated mission of defending “the right of Catholics…to participate in American public life without defamation or discrimination.”