Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Even for Blowhard Bill - This is over the top

Bill Donohue
The headline from Blowhard Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, reads: SATANIC ICE CREAM HITS USA . Blowhard likes all-caps. Here's the relevant text from his diatribe:
When a Catholic League member emailed us a note recently about a Canadian ice cream company, Sweet Jesus, we decided to give it a pass: it was a fairly innocuous appropriation of Christianity, and there was no reason to believe that the intent was to offend. But that has all changed.

We have now learned that the company’s logo includes at least one satanic symbol: in some marketing campaigns, the “S” in Sweet has been replaced with the symbol of a lightning bolt; an inverted cross appears in the place of the “T.” The former is known as the “satanic ‘S'” (which was used by Hitler’s elite), and the latter is a mockery of the Cross of Jesus Christ. In other instances, the first “S” in Jesus appears as a lightning bolt.
It's  just fucking ice cream. Don't buy it if it offends you. I might actually want a product with Moishe or Moses in the name but I'm funny that way. Here is the company's website. You can judge for yourself.

What you need to know is that the Catholic League really doesn't do much except to pay Bill Donohue to be a professional crybaby and victim. For 2015, The organization took in $3 million and paid Donohue a total over $500,000, about 17% of the take (which is obscene). Catholic League is sitting on about $38 million is net assets. That's not an endowment. That's just money that Blowhard Bill has been too negligent and too lazy to put to work. He has a VP (probably his girlfriend or a relative) who was paid about $300,000. For doing what exactly? They gave away $200 thousand; $50K to Catholic U and another $150K to Thomas More Center.

Blowhard Bill, by the way, is a divorced man. Not exactly the ideal Catholic. Most of the time they do nothing more than issue press releases that, one way or another, tell people how great a man Bill is.

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