Catholic League's Donohue Responds to Lawrence O'Donnell: Obama Should Swear On Das Kapital

January 12th, 2013 10:35 AM

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Thursday went on a disgraceful tirade about how the Bible should have nothing to do with the upcoming inaugural festivities.

On Friday, Catholic League President Bill Donohue responded saying, "Given Obama’s ideology, perhaps it would make more sense for him to swear on Das Kapital."

Donohue began by claiming that it's obvious "Lawrence O’Donnell hates Christianity...A transcript of his diatribe does not do justice to what possesses him—you have to see him strut his stuff to get a sense of his true pathology."

He then addressed the controversy surrounding Atlanta Pastor Louie Giglio, the evangelical minister who this week "bowed to pressure from homosexual activists by agreeing not to give the benediction at President Obama’s inaugural."

"Practicing Christians, along with observant Jews, Mormons, Muslims and millions of others, accept the biblical teachings on the sinfulness of homosexuality," Donohue observed. "In the 1990s, Giglio addressed this subject, citing Christian teachings, and that was enough to set off the alarms in gay quarters."

"The problem for O’Donnell is not Giglio, it’s the Bible," wrote Donohue. "He says the practice of presidents putting their hand on the Bible is 'one of our most absurdist [sic] traditions.' Furthermore, he says that because Obama embraces the gay agenda, he should not swear on the Bible."

"The point is not without merit," Donohue concluded. "Given Obama’s ideology, perhaps it would make more sense for him to swear on Das Kapital."

For those unfamiliar, this was Karl Marx's book highly critical of capitalism.

For the record, here's O'Donnell's disgusting rant: