Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Fail Quote: Donohue warns against censoring offensive art

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Catholic League President Bill Donohue
Bill Donohue

This has to be one of the most hilariously ironic bits of hypocrisy to date (which is saying something). From the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue, now criticizing the Smithsonian Institute’s proposed spineless policy to examine new exhibits to ensure they don’t offend anyone’s precious religious sensibilities:

"They are giving themselves wiggle room," Donohue said. "They are leaving the door open to censor that kind of art they find offensive."

Yes, you read that right. Bill Donohue, the guy spearheading the most ridiculous self-righteous shitstorm ever over one Smithsonian exhibit that held a video with a whopping 20 seconds of footage in total showing Jesus on a crucifix crawling with ants, the guy who demanded that the (privately-funded) exhibit be removed (which it was) because it assault[ed] Christian sensibilities, and the guy who just can’t believe that the Smithsonian would dare to host art that some people might find offensive and has been hounding them, like a rabid bulldog with OCD, for an groveling apology ever since …

… is now worrying that the Smithsonian’s new policy to make sure no more exhibits end up offending pearl-clutchers like him – a policy created directly because of him – could lead to people “censoring that kind of art they find offensive”.

This berk has enough chutzpah in his gigantic brass balls to sink the Titanic all over again.

Just for the sake of completion, here’s the oh-so-offensive video-in-question, A Fire in My Belly by David Wojnarowicz and Diamanda Galas:

If you can, try and mirror and repost this video as far and wide as you can, if only to make self-righteous jackasses like Donohue all the more purple in the face.