It seems Catholic League President Bill Donohue‘s got a history of raising a public stink. Long before he terrorized “pro-gay” John Edwards bloggers Melissa McEwan and Amanda “Martyr” Marcotte, he got his kicks taking on another of the Church’s greatest enemies: Lipton Onion Dip.
No, we’re not shitting you. Apparently the company ran a print ad back in 2001 featuring a man lining up to Eucharist (you know, when people queque up for a bit of Jesus’ blood and body) with a bowl full of instant mix. The implication, of course, is that the man’s going to dip a bit of Jesus in his special sauce. Needless to say, this didn’t sit well with the God-fearing Donohue. In a press release found by Firedoglake, Donohue and his coven wrote:
The Lipton ad is not poking gentle fun at Catholicism the way some other ads have. Rather, it is demeaning the Eucharist. And there is nothing more central to Catholicism than the belief that the Eucharist is the body and blood of Jesus Christ.
Sure it may be a laugh, but ain’t nothing funny about the effect of Donohue’s holy war against Marcotte and McEwan.
Our old friend Lane Hudson informs us that the girls have found themselves on the receiving end of a number of not-so-veiled death threats. How not-so-veiled? How about this:
YOU RACIST WHORE. FAT UGLY BITCH. SUCK MY LONG COCK ASSHOLE I HOPE YOU KIDS NEVER LIVE AND YOUR PARENTS DIE A TRAGIC DEATH YOU ASSHOLE BITCH!
I HOPE YOUR WOMB IS BARREN AND YOUR CAREER PLUMMETS TO HELL YOU BITCH
That’s not very Christian, now is it?
If you’re looking to raise a little stink yourself, Hudson’s provided Donohue’s contact information, here.