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This comes from a man who, besides ignoring Jesus’ admonition to not throw stones (Matt. 7:1),
And clearly, Donohue does not know or care much about history.
Christianity did not appear full grown out of Jesus’ breast on the cross though it did grow out of his death. It was written by men up to two centuries later, much of it forged  (and contradictory) and is a religion about a Jewish man who in Christian eyes was somehow a man, a god, and a holy spirit, all wrapped into one.
Jews didn’t buy into this for the very good reason that there is nothing Jewish about it, a fact recognized by Paul of Tarsus (1 Cor. 1:23). Yet these writings by Gentiles about a long-dead Jew, many of which were forged, are considered to be the word of God.
Right. Nothing bizarre in all this, apparently.
Some would say Bill Donohue is in no position to call any idea crazy. Look, I’m not here to rip on Christian belief but it was a devout Christian, Soren Kierkegaard, echoing Paul of Tarsus himself, who said of faith that of necessity, it is a “faith in the absurd.” For it is absurd, these things Jesus’ followers are supposed to have believed, the things Christians throughout history are supposed to believe. We must either take offense, Kierkegaard assured us, or we must believe.
The Pagan Romans were struck by what they saw as the essential absurdity of Christianity as well. For one thing, Christians were doing a completely bizarre thing and saying there was only one God rather than many. “I mean, who thinks that way?” they said. To compound their sins these Christians were worshiping not a God but a man. A crucified criminal.
Several Roman authors commented on it, including the fourth-century emperor Julian, who was raised a Christian and is therefore known to history as “the Apostate.” Julian wrote:
But as for the commandment “Thou shalt not worship other gods,” to this surely he adds a terrible libel upon God. “For I am a jealous God,” he says, and in another place again, “Our God is a consuming fire.” Then if a man is jealous and envious you think him blameworthy, whereas if God is called jealous you think it a divine quality? And yet how is it reasonable to speak falsely of God in a matter that is so evident? For if he is indeed jealous, then against his will are all other gods worshipped, and against his will do all the remaining nations worship their gods. Then how is it that he did not himself restrain them, if he is so jealous and does not wish that the others should be worshipped, but only himself? Can it be that he was not able to do so, or did he not wish even from the beginning to prevent the other gods also from being worshipped? However, the first explanation is impious, to say, I mean, that he was unable; and the second is in accordance with what we do ourselves. Lay aside this nonsense and do not draw down on yourselves such terrible blasphemy. For if it is God’s will that none other should be worshipped, why do you worship this spurious son of his whom he has never yet recognized or considered as his own? This I shall easily prove. You, however, I know not why, foist on him a counterfeit son. . . 
People like Bill Donohue seem completely unaware of how bizarre their own beliefs seemed and continue to seem to others. Not even all Catholics agree with Donohue, including the new Pope, thankfully, and Donohue, in another life, would likely have been an enthusiastic inquisitor or witch-hunter.
In saying that gay marriage is wrong because not enough religious groups support it is typical of the arrogance of the Church in general throughout history, which has been unable and unwilling to recognize the validity of other worldviews; but Donohue’s words are also emblematic of the conservative view that ignores the voice of the very secular United States Constitution, which precisely because of people like Bill Dononue, leaves God, the Ten Commandments, and Jesus himself out of the equation, an equation in which political power derives not from God and not from religious groups, but from the people. And the people, says the most recent Gallup poll, support Marriage Equality 52-43 percent.
That, Mr. Dononue, is enough.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.
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