View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

The beat goes on

A release from the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights:

L.A. RADIO HOST:
CORRUPT CHURCH MOLESTS KIDS

Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, wrote to the KABC (Los Angeles) program director today about a bigoted comment made on September 10 by radio talk-show host Kim Serafin

The following is the text of Donohue’s letter to Burch:

On Saturday, September 10, at the conclusion of her show, Kim Serafin discussed the victims of Hurricane Katrina. She told listeners “a sort of funny story” regarding Catholic Charities. Serafin said that when she was told by someone that he was going to make a donation to Catholic Charities, she answered: “Why? The Catholic Church is totally corrupt and molests young boys, you know.”

This is not humor—it is slander. As such, it is deserving of the same kinds of punitive sanctions that have been visited upon other purveyors of hate speech.

Please be advised that unless justice is swiftly forthcoming, I will take this matter to another level.

Contact information for KABC:

790 KABC TalkRadio
P.O. Box 790
Los Angeles, CA 90016
310-840-4900fax: 310-838-5222

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Donohue doesn't speak for me and I'm a Roman Catholic. Donohue is a 21st Century Archie Bunker in true Orwellian doublespeak fashion. It is he who is the bigot. When will Church leaders denounce his hateful antics and persona? He's keeping people away from the Church in droves.

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