Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, generally referred to as "the Catholic League", is a non-profit organization which advocates for "the right of Catholics... to participate in American public life without defamation or discrimination." The organization's president is Bill Donohue.
In 2008, the Catholic League attempted to cause trouble for biology professor and well-known blogger PZ Myers in reaction to his outspoken comments regarding Catholic reactions to the supposedly improper handling of a mass-produced holy object.
It would also appear that their claim to speak for the Catholic community is in question. For example, one of their press releases disparagingly refers to the theory of evolution as the "King Kong Theory of Creation" -- despite the fact that the Catholic Church itself does not take a stand against evolution.
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- 2008-08-18 [Talk|Index] Democrats Must Nix Offensive Bloggers § “The writer then objects to some children's toys on the grounds that they are more offensive than desecrating the Eucharist. The toys are actually balloons that have been made to depict Jesus in various poses, including a crucified Christ; one of these images shows Jesus with a penis. Several who commented on this image made patently obscene comments.”