Saturday, June 23, 2007

As found on Steve Ray's blog. . .

Robin Williams Maligns Catholic Priests

Frankly, I have seen my last Robin William's movie and will oppose him and Jay Leno at every opportunity. I just received this from Tim Staples.

Robin Williams and Bill Donahue

Robin-Williams-Leno.jpgNew York, Jun 20, 2007 / 10:14 am (CNA).- Robin Williams has decided that he won’t pay any consequences for ridiculing the Church in public, says The Catholic League. On Monday night’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Williams equated all priests with pedophiles and mocked confession.

Leno invited the actor on to his show to plug his upcoming movie “License to Wed,” in which he plays a Protestant minister who forces a couple to go through marriage preparation courses. However, the experience of portraying a minister didn’t seem to engender any respect for the clergy in him.

Williams pretended to play a game with Jay Leno where a pedophile is hidden under a cup. “Here we go. Find the priest, find the pedophile. Find the priest, find the pedophile. Here you go right now. Move ‘em around, move ‘em around. Oh, you found the pedophile.”

Williams then put his hand over his groin, saying, “You have to realize that if you are a Catholic priest, you have retired this. That’s it—no more sex.” Then he took a shot at confession: “But they are going to put you in a small dark box and people are going to tell you the nastiest sexual stuff they have done.”

Bill Donahue was angered by the fact that, “Isaiah Washington lashes out at one gay person in private, and he is banished from ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ Robin Williams lashes out against all priests in public, and he suffers no consequence.”

Pointing out that the actor has calculated the risks of targeting the Church, Donahue quoted an interview with MoviesOnline in which Williams recently said, “‘you can’t poke fun at certain religions,’ but ‘we just made major fun of the Catholic Church but hey, they don’t blow you up.’” Donahue said this makes Williams not just “a bigot and a liar” but also “a coward.”

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you
and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me.
Rejoice and be glad,
for your reward will be great in heaven.

Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5


Tiber Jumper said...

somehow, I get comfort from these attacks, proving all the more that the Church Christ started is indeed the one that continues to this day to be spoken against and ridiculed.
Catholicism will never be main streamed the way evangelicalism has become.

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Joyful Catholics said...

You're right TJ. Our Lord did say we'd be hated. It hurts, though, when we know they "just don't get it." Evangelicalism has become so mainstream as you say, and that's why it finally got so disillusioning for me. I never could get a grip on why I'd be "on fire" for a long time, then just resort to my old patterns...and sometimes stop going to church for months. THE EUCHARIST. That's the bottom line. Where Jesus is present in the tabernacle, and confession, not to mentions simply the Fullness of Truth, has made such a difference in my Christian walk. I could NEVER leave Mass now. It's too precious a gift!


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