Irony O’ the Day

BillDo, complaining about Catholics for Equality, a group of gay Catholics who support the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell:

Archbishop Broglio’s response pulled no punches. He wondered how Catholics for Equality got the authority to identify itself as a Catholic entity, maintaining “it cannot be legitimately recognized as Catholic.”

He’s right. While any group can slap the label Catholic on itself, bona fide Catholics are under no obligation to acknowledge it. And by bona fide, I simply mean Catholics not in open rebellion against the teachings of the Magisterium.

So a guy who heads a group with “Catholic” in its name but with no official connection to the Catholic church, who spends his time on talk shows speaking on behalf of the Catholic church, is complaining about a group with “Catholic” in its name speaking on behalf of… um, speaking on behalf of its members, as far as I can tell from BillDo’s release.

Is it just me, or are many conservatives so utterly lacking in introspection that they can’t recognize when they’re being hypocrites? Or do these champions of absolute morality hold to the absolute rule that “it’s not wrong when I do it”?

I hereby proclaim today to be Everybody Make Fun of Bill Donohue Day.

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6 Responses to Irony O’ the Day

  1. Eamon Knight says:

    I hereby proclaim today to be Everybody Make Fun of Bill Donohue Day

    Didn’t we have one of those like, just last week? And a couple of weeks earlier? I mean, it’s not like we’re short of occasions for that….


  2. arensb says:

    Yes, so it’s time we formally recognized the occasion.


  3. Eamon Knight says:

    OK, but if this is one of those occasions one is supposed to mark by consumption of alcohol, the celebrants could develop a bit of a drinking problem. We’ll have to work out rules for the Bill Donohue Drinking Game….


  4. arensb says:

    That’s a common problem in drinking games. I believe it’s usually solved by either requiring small sips for common events (“sip when Picard says ‘make it so'”; “smell the bouquet when a Republican acts hypocritically”; “look at your glass when Ann Coulter says something stupid”) or by prohibiting actions on those events.


  5. Fez says:

    “Chug the bottle when he says something contextually relevant that you agree with.” Every drinking game needs a “critical miss” landmine.


  6. mick says:

    Is it just me…?

    No. A few of us have noticed it. In fact, it seems to be a defining characteristic.


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