Bill Donohue Rants Against Gay Adoption On Fox News

From Laura Ingraham’s crackpot site LifeZette:

“It’s a matter of gay bullying and harassment,” said Catholic League President Bill Donohue on Wednesday night’s “The Ingraham Angle.” “They’re gay activists. They are trying to shove their secular values down our throats,” he added. “Secular militants [are] trying to shove their way in and basically neuter Catholic institutions.”

The case involves a lesbian couple that is suing the federal government and a Catholic organization because it funds a charity that does not permit same sex couples to foster refugee children. Fort Worth married lesbian couple Fatma Marouf and Bryn Esplin allege that Catholic Charities of Fort Worth (CCFW) denied them the opportunity to foster a refugee child based on their sexual orientation.

In response, the women, both professors at Texas A&M, filed suit in district court on Tuesday, naming United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) as defendants.

  • bkmn

    Shut your fat face asshole.

  • Gustav2

    If Roman Catholic institutions want to stay true to only their own teachings, stop taking our tax money to discriminate against us.

    If you want to adopt or foster in many areas, the RCC affiliated charities are the only option. The state/county jobs it out to them exclusively.

  • Bambino

    Secular militants like the NRA sponsored domestic terrorists? Let’s check the body counts shall we?

  • Sam_Handwich

    Jesus had two daddies


    • another_steve

      And every Jewish boy’s mommy is a virgin.

      • Todd20036

        I know mine wasn’t because I came from mom’s second pregnancy

        • another_steve

          I’m a second child too. But to this day I can’t imagine my mother having had sex. I mean, just no.

          Must have been two immaculate conceptions.

          • ChrisMorley

            Are Jewish momma’s kitchens not always equipped with Turkey Basters?
            I detect “immaculate conception” infection from your husband. You need to take the antidote.

          • another_steve


            You are one of the many perceptive commenters here on JMG, Chris.

            Which is why I so enjoy your comments. 😉

    • Jay Silversmith

      …and Jesus’ mother was a “mary.”

      • Lumpy Gaga

        And really, how many str8 teenagers have ever said, “Mother, don’t you know I must be about my business?”

    • JCF

      Two mommies [Mary and the Holy Spirit (Hebrew Ruah, female)]

  • AmeriCanadian

    Anti-gay advocates have an absolute fixation on anything and everything oral. They always bring up how “the gays” want to shove their beliefs down everyone else’s throat.

    • Bambino

      Their thirsts of having something shove down their throats was not fulfilled.

      • Bad Tom

        That’s why they are so bitchy.

  • safari

    The church gets bitchy when it doesn’t have dominance.

  • PickyPecker


    • Kissmagrits

      And if someone did try, they should insist Donohue remove his teeth first.

    • anne marie in philly

      perhaps a big dildo…(smile)

    • Uncle Mark

      Is it time for another donation drive already?

      For an allegedly straight man, Bill is sure sounding like a HUGE drama queen. You JUST KNOW that he has industrial-strength fainting couches strewn throughout his home.

      • Nic Peterson

        Things aren’t going well in Wingnutistan. Rich white folks are talking about gun control so it’s time to trot out the icky queers and get something other ‘relatable white folks talking about gun control’ off the propaganda box.

      • RemusL

        He’s a wannabe drama queen. He gives real drama queens a bad name.

    • liondon#iamnotatraitor

      More pie?

    • 2patricius2

      “T’hey are trying to shove their secular values down our throats,’ he added. ‘Secular militants [are] trying to shove their way in and basically neuter Catholic institutions.’”

      He is sure fixated on things being shoved down his throat…..I think he wants to be the man doing the shoving and doesn’t like it when anyone interferes.

    • Mike Knife

      They are using gays to push gun control. Gays forget that Hitler pushed gun control before he round up all of the gays in Nazi Germany and killed them. Wake up people…

      • Priya Lynn

        No one here takes you seriously Russian troll.

        • Mike Knife

          No one here takes you seriously because they know you are a anti-gay Christian government troll who hates gays. That is why you come here to hate on gay people like me.

  • another_steve

    I once had a secular value shoved down my throat.

    Enjoyed it, actually.

    • Bambino

      I got cylindrical value shove down my throat many times. Does that count?

      • another_steve

        Was he cute?

        • Bambino

          No idea. My eyes roll back like a shark during feeding time 😛

          • Joe in PA

            Pig. I like you.

    • james1200

      Yeah, yeah, we know all about ur “secular values”. Slut.

      • Todd20036


        • james1200

          The tongue action he’s giving really gets me going.

      • another_steve

        That’s a pretty useful skill that guy got goin’ there.

        If Brad Pitt were ever to drop down from the sky, I’d like to possess that skill.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        [golf clap]

      • KevInPDX

        I like him!

  • rcdcr

    C’mon, Donahue. Let’s see your best Billy Graham impression.

    • Tomcat

      Grifters live long immoral lives.

  • Thorn Spike

    Another homophobe obsessed with having something shoved down his throat. Come out already, Bill.

  • kelven

    Statistically, Catholic institutions are more unhealthy and traumatic for children.

    • Bambino

      Testicularly, Catholic institutions did traumatized a lot of children.

  • Tomcat

    Bill Donohue, isn’t shoving secular values down peoples throats the job of organized religion????

  • shellback

    Let’s talk about pedophile priests and the massive cover-up of same, shall we?

  • SkokieGuy / May attempt snark

    50% of all babies born to heterosexuals are unplanned.
    Virtually none of the babies born to gay couples are unplanned or unwanted.

    Stop making so many unwanted babies and maybe we won’t need to keep adopted them.

    [Yes I know this particular couple had selected a refugee, but in general my point still stands]

    • Reality.Bites

      It’s too soon to be discussing that /s

      • Todd20036

        Agreed. That’s why we will talk about climate change.

  • Uncle Mark

    Here’s a thought, Donohue. Perhaps if heteros were permitted abortion or birth control, or even took better care of the kids already here in the world, there would be less kids available for homosexual couples to adopt. But let’s be honest, Bill. You really don’t care about the kids being adopted or not; you’re afraid of us gays raising & teaching children about life, love, morality & decency apart from your church.

    • He cares because it’s less for his cult.

  • Chucktech

    IF your shitty cult takes TAX MONEY, then you WILL abide by the Constitution and laws of this (god-addled and gun crazy) country.

  • safari
    • Chucktech

      What a pity he cannot know what a fraud Jesus and god is.

      • Should fit right in.
        Here are 6 awful details being omitted from Billy Graham’s fawning obituaries

        Graham helped normalize ultra-rich pastors. Graham’s wealth, and focus on more wealth, was modest compared to the televangelists preaching the prosperity gospel today. His net worth was estimated at $25 million and while Jeff Bezos might spend more on a clock, it’s certainly not a vow of poverty.

        Graham once preached that AIDS was the judgement of God. “Is AIDS a judgment of God?” he had said in Columbus, Ohio in 1993, “I could not be sure, but I think so.” Graham quickly backtracked on this one, saying that he didn’t believe that and didn’t know why he said it. Nevertheless, this dog-whistle was heard by too many.

        Graham wrote a memo to President Nixon urging him to commit a war crime in Vietnam. Unlike many Christian leaders, Graham supported a very specific military strategy in the Vietnam war. He wanted Nixon to use nuclear weapons to destroy the dikes that manage flooding in North Vietnam. This plan was something Henry Kissinger dismissed as “just too much.”

        Graham was anti-Semitic. Graham used the whole “I don’t believe that and have no idea why I said it” thing a few times. For example, after taped conversations revealed that Graham made anti-Semitic statements to President Nixon. Specifically, he told the president that Jews control the media, and that this was dangerous: “This stranglehold has got to be broken or this country’s going down the drain.” Nixon agreed with this, and Graham suggested that if he got elected to a second term “we might be able to do something.” Graham would later point out that he had Jewish friends.

        Graham had backward views on women. He criticized feminism, and is the namesake of that weird rule that Mike Pence lives by, never spending any time alone with any woman besides his wife.

        Graham raised his boy wrong. In his 1997 autobiography, Graham was regretful of his involvement in politics, writing that, “If I had to do it all over again, I would also avoid any semblance of involvement in partisan politics… there have been times when I undoubtedly stepped over the line between politics and my calling as an evangelist.” And yet, Graham failed to impart this wisdom on his son Franklin Graham, who took over the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and who has taken the lead in defending and legitimizing Donald Trump to evangelicals. Franklin Graham told his flock to “hold your nose and go vote,” has said that the trice-married serial philanderer is a “changed man” that “all Christians need to get behind him.” .

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          He should have just stayed on his dad’s dairy farm

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            He was great at milking.

      • Karl Dubhe

        What a fraud we have in Jesus,

        All the priest’s sins and griefs to bear!

        What were our parent’s thinking?
        Relying on thoughts and prayer!

        Oh, what peace we often forfeit,

        Oh, what needless pain we bear,

        All because we open carry while
        Relying on thoughts and prayer!

        • Menergy

          Perfect! 🙂

          • Karl Dubhe

            It was a two minute hack job. It can be improved. We have the grammar… 😀

      • Danieruw

        Billy Graham knows now!

    • another_steve

      When christofascists die, I always say to my husband, “Boyfriend better hope his heaven/hell fantasy was just that: fantasy. Otherwise, it’s mighty mighty toasty where he is at the moment.”

    • Tomcat

      He is nowhere near the pearly gates. That a given.

    • hdtex
    • Bambino

      He walks in and saw Donner Summer performing in a disco and whispered “I am fucked!”

    • LeeCMH

      That’s a hoot.

    • olandp

      The Devil just called God and said, “God, we’ve got big problems down here, really big.”

      God asked, “What’s going on?”

      Devil answered, “We’ve got Oral Roberts running around healing every
      body. We’ve got Billy Graham saving every body. And we’ve got Jerry
      Falwell collecting for air conditioning.”

  • JWC

    Oh Fuck off you bigoted misguided windbag

  • Cuberly Deux

    A lesbian couple or the Catholic Church.

    Now which one would you prefer to be around, let alone support, children.

  • Kevin Andrews

    Good on the women for a clear grasp of equality.
    This bovine excrement, Donahue, couldn’t get further from the teaching of the mythic figure of Jesus if he donned the horns, red cape and pointed tail of the sworn enemy of KKKristian-ist.
    First Amendment freedom from religion is what is guaranteed in our Constitution that this traitor will never grasp. The institutional bigotry from the Pope to this obscene layman is Un-American.

  • MikeBx2

    O/T (sorry). Why is this happening?

    • Chucktech

      Jesus fucking christ…

      Actually, I guess that IS the reason, isn’t it?

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Funny story. Turns out, it’s the new portal to Hell as of 11/8/16.

    • clay

      Paul Ryan and Mike Pence.

    • Gustav2


    • Tomcat

      Hell, isn’t trump the new christian pope?

    • Bambino
    • AmeriCanadian

      Our slide into a theocracy is accelerating. Disgusting!!!

    • Joe in PA

      Dan Savage retweeted that along with something about “lying” in life and death…but then deleted it. Hmmm.

    • violamateo

      NEXT week?! Isn’t the body going to be a bit smelly by that time?

    • The_Wretched

      WHY?! I’m not a fan of the dominionists. This is a step on the road to Gilead.

  • Friday

    “Secular militants?” Sounds liek the Catholic mouthpiece needed to spew a few contradictions in terms.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Bill Donohue on the worldwide gay conspiracy: The “little black dress” of right wing media shitholes everywhere.

  • Ninja0980

    Go away you worthless POS blowhard.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Yes! My boyfriend gets it!
    Also, please read the article attached. Bernie is Beyond ridiculous on this issue

    • gaycuckhubby

      I’m assuming this will get a full post on jmg later on today, but today Bernie is saying that it’s Hillary’s fault that Russians interfered. Apparently she didn’t do enough to stop it. And he’s rejecting muellers indictments the other day that Russians helped Bernie in any way.

  • JackFknTwist

    There are so many unwanted and unloved kids , and this self proclaimed “Keeper of Morals” now declares that those who do want, and care for, and love their kids are somehow not suitable as loving parents. And his rationale for his views ? -Bigotry.

    Discourse in the USA has been turned on its head.
    Those who love+ care for kids are ‘unworthy’.
    ‘More guns in schools , per NRA, because not enough kids have been killed already.

    Jesus H Christ………… what has the USA become ?

    • It’s only my doolally opinion, but we are in the midst of a culture war that won’t end until one side is taken to the mat. We are repeating the fight for independence, only this time it’s not wanting to be free from a distant ruler, but a secular/religious fight. Because the right is screaming so very loudly, they must perceive themselves as loosing. It seems all countries have had to weather this struggle between the religious and the secular, and like in all warfare its the innocents who pay the highest price.

  • Taylor

    Gosh…imagine tax payers not wanting to be discriminated against by a private institution receiving Public tax dollars.

    Who would have thought it?

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Todd20036

      Golly gee, you mean they’re figuring out that working for Trump means having a fool for a client?

      • clay

        (working for Rick Gates, who still has a lawyer on board, who happens to specialize in plea deals)

    • The_Wretched

      It’s not usual for judges to take a ‘hard look’ at a lawyers withdrawal from a case unless the judge perceives some sort of bias or undue influences at work. The standard is that the withdrawal must not prejudice the client.

  • Bambino

    Too much heat from the gun talk! Quick! Someone bring out the gay topic!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Too much fail from the Rubio talk.

      Also, too: media feedback surprisingly says Loesch not “warm”.

  • Jay Silversmith

    “They are trying to shove their secular values down our throats,” he added.
    Aside from the naughty, sniggering angle, the irony of this delusional bibble-thumper saying this completely escapes him.

  • Gigi

    Ingraham’s site seems to be really popular. There’s one comment on this article.

  • So, again, to Donohue the idea of religious freedom for a select number of people whom he deems worthy only because they agree with him is more important than the welfare of children.
    That argument would be laughable if he weren’t being given a TV platform and being paid for it.

    • clay

      It’s official RCC doctrine to support religious freedom only in regions where Roman Catholics are in the minority.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    I’m hereby making a death threat to disqus: “Why did you eat hdtex’ buttplug meme? It was one of the greatest things everrrr!”

  • Steven in Texas

    “neuter Catholic institutions”, well yea if they were neuter there would not have been all the child sex.
    What would they do?

  • Rebecca Gardner
  • Friday’s_cat

    Bill the Bogtrotter fits the profile for a pedophile priest victim. Could it be his anger toward the GLBT community is repressed hatred toward what his parish priest did to Bill in his youth?

    • Lumpy Gaga

      His hatred toward his priest finding him too ugly to fuck.

  • John T

    Lots of empirical evidence shows that children adopted by gay parents do just as well or better than children adopted by straight parents. Gay values are better than whatever values Donohue is selling. Catholic values can suck it.

    • Uncle Mark

      The big difference is that children adopted by gay parents are truly wanted & loved, especially since gay parents had to fight so hard to get them in the first place

      • John T

        I also would expect gay parents to be smart enough to keep their children a safe distance away from Catholic priests

  • Blake J Butler
    • Lumpy Gaga

      You are DENIED the Gorka!

      (Now excuse me, the Gorka’s car is getting ticketed.)

    • clay

      At least Forbes had a personal reason for going after Signorile. Gorka and Alex Jones are just ‘roided out assholes.

  • Ah, the Catholic League. Bill Donohue, a copy machine/fax, and two underpaid temps.

    • clay

      (and more gray skin cells than the cockroaches can consume)

    • Tulle Christensen

      you are so wrong; it’s a printer/copy machine/fax

  • clay

    Metaphorically speaking, why would one need to neuter a celibate organization?

    • Boreal

      Cause reasons and jeebus.

    • Gustav2

      Because the celibacy causes other problems making it necessary?

    • Halou

      Abstinence makes the church grow fondlers.

      • BRAVO!!!!

      • Menergy


  • Rex

    Placing a child in a loving supportive home with two parents that want to raise a child in a stable household must go against the Catholic faith.

    • Paula Key

      And this is a refugee child – my God, what hell has this boy/girl seen? Is there no compassion, Donoghue in you or your organisation?

  • kanehau

    Take a hint from Billy Graham and die already.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      I prescribe more bacon.

  • Doug Miller

    Neuter… what a funny way to characterize a Catholic institution.

  • Talisman

    Catholic institutions have a history of physical and sexual abuse, and should never be trusted to carry out any task without supervision.

    That goes triply when a Catholic institution takes public money…the priests and nuns will gladly hand the money over to the Vatican and do the least possible to complete the task for which they were paid.

  • BeaverTales

    I dream of the day when no one cares what idiots who believe in vindictive invisible skypeople that care whom I fuck consensually think anymore…Donohue and his cult are less than human and shouldn’t even be allowed to vote in this country.

  • Hank

    “They are trying to shove their secular values down our throats,”

    Why Not??? The US IS a Secular Nation!!!!

  • Halou

    If you cannot do the job you should not have the job. That is true of Amish people in NASA, pacifists in the military, vegans in a slaughterhouse, and talibangelicals in… literally any line of work. Whining assholes, you’d think the existence of gays causes them physical pain.

  • The Milkman

    As long as they don’t take public money, I honestly don’t care if Catholic charities discriminate against us. It’s the hypocrisy of decrying secular values while also gladly accepting secular funding that angers me. But of course they’ll complain about that too, saying that we’re trying to put them out of business. I say that if your business will fail without public money, then your business model is flawed and unsustainable. Better to just become a publicly-funded office, but then you’d have to treat everyone equally. There’s the rub.

  • The_Wretched

    I don’t want my “secular values” near your throats.

  • I’m not sure how well this lawsuit does. Neither Texas nor the federal government have laws against discriminating against gay people. I don’t even think the city of Ft Worth does. So I think this is going nowhere. I could be wrong, but I think they are trying to do this in the wrong place. It sucks because I think this is wrong, but that doesn’t mean that this discrimination isn’t currently legal.

  • TuuxKabin

    Let him know how you really feel. Using:

    Fax him at 212-371-3394.

  • kaydenpat

    So it’s “gay bullying and harassment” for a loving lesbian couple to want to foster refugee children? Really, you hateful Dude?

    • boatboy_srq

      Better dead then queer. It’s an extension of the Inquisition’s “better dead than heretic” stance.

  • Gene Perry

    Oh, Mary, please … Donohue, you need to ditch the Catholic League … you have no influence, nobody listens to the Catholic Church anymore.

  • boatboy_srq

    ALWAYS with the shoving things down their throats. You would think after all the practice his gag reflex would have improved by now.

  • red-diaper-baby 1942

    Again with the throats? This is getting tiresome. How about “shoving it” somewhere else?

  • olandp

    If an organization wants to deny LGBT fostering or adoption, fine, don’t take any taxpayer funding. Easy.

  • RainbowPhoenix

    Pedophile protector says what?

  • Chris Gardner

    I think the question we have to ask is “when did these children become your property instead of wards of the state?”

  • Tempus Fuggit

    They are trying to shove their secular values down our throats

    …said the professionally-offended old white man, in an interestingly Freudian choice of phrasing.

    Secular militants [are] trying to shove their way in

    …he continued…

    and basically neuter Catholic institutions.

    Mm. Well, if they no longer prey on children once they’re neutered, godspeed (so to speak) to the “secular militants”.

  • Stubenville
  • Paula Key

    Bill, what would Jesus say or do?
    So you are afraid to answer – thought so!

  • Paula Key

    Bill Donohue, president of the conservative Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights, doesn’t have to worry about his “one-man operation” sinking anytime soon. He apparently has plenty of rich friends willing to bankroll his anti-media campaign.

    Catholic League has, $30 million endowment and Donahue’s $400,000+ annual salary.” he has sold his soul for those big bucks.

    Total Compensation for BILL DONOHUE (Source: Form 990s via Guidestar)
2013 …………….. $474,876
2012 …………….. $475,688
2011 …………….. $429,178
2010 …………….. $408,100
2009 …………….. $399,156
2008 …………….. $372,501
2007 …………….. $354,420

2013 ………….. $35,416,580
2012 ………….. $31,683,957
2011 ………….. $29,386,673
2010 ………….. $28,689,103
2009 ………….. $26,201,824
2008 ………….. $22,713,508
2007 ………….. $26,098,207

  • JCF

    Blessings, ladies! [That other “lady”, Dohohue, can fuck right off]

  • carlstrauser
  • andrew

    Most of the LGBT people that I know, myself not included, are Christians or Jews. A large number of Christian religious groups march in the Philadelphia gay pride parade in June and a large number of Christian groups have info booths at the October Out event in center city. Donohue apparently doesn’t know many LGBT people.