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Catholic League Prez Reads Sex Columns. And Responds to Them


A lady magazine editor was all “Blame the nuns for your shitty sex lives, ladies” and the Catholic League was all “That’s so religious-ist!” Sorry, we can’t resist mixing sex with Jesus.

Former Men’s Health Girl Next Door scribe Nicole Beland is now the deputy editor at Cosmopolitan, a magazine for women not yet nervous about hot flashes and night sweats. But before taking the post at Cosmo, she signed off in Men’s Health by answering a husband’s question about his wife’s repressed attitude toward sex with: “It’s not easy to undo damage caused by years of exposure to Catholic-school nuns or overly conservative parents. She may need therapy to accept that sex can be a wholesome and glorious thing . . . Every positive thing you say about sex will undo some of the negativity she’s been brainwashed to feel her whole life.”


So Catholic League president William Donohue — one of America’s best homophobes! — responded: “Imagine some poor soul asking about his sexually promiscuous wife. Imagine Beland answering, ‘It’s not easy to undo damage caused by years of exposure to Jewish-school teachers or overly liberal parents.'”

So Beland mouthed off the Page Six: “I can’t believe that after writing a sex and relationship advice column for eight years, that this is the first thing that Bill Donohue has taken issue with. Clearly he’s not a devoted reader.”

Well, it is sort of amusing to know Donohue is paying attention to sex writing. Knowing that, we’re immediately forwarding him to the cultural musings of