Thursday, June 28, 2007

Robin Williams Is Not Joking

Today Robin Williams declined to apologize over statements he made concerning Catholic priests and pedophiles. Good for Mr. Williams, this is nothing to apologize for.

He made the jokes earlier in the week on the The Tonight Show.
Williams pretended to be playing a shell game with a cup, and provided the running commentary: “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.”
Meredith Vieira of The Today Show asked him if he ever worried about offending people.
“All the time,” he said. “But it’s my job as a comic sometimes to keep going. It you read it, it’s not like it didn’t exist,” he said of the sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic church.

Williams had riffed on priests abusing children. “Their defense was that 40 percent of the victims were under 14 years of age,” he said. “Oh, thank you. That makes it OK, then. Because I was using the word ‘children’ — 14 and under — and the rest were certainly illegal, but that’s OK.”

And he's right, the Catholic Church has no room to squawk about this, their track record on dealing with pedophile priests has not been very good.

Of course when anything about Catholics is said you hear right away from world renown bigot Bill Donahue of the Catholic League. If this asshole is against something then I'm for it. Here is his typically stupid comment.
Leading the response to Williams’s remark was Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, who said, “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.”
That's true isn't it? But Isaiah Washington shouldn't have been fired and Robin Williams makes his living commenting on the obvious and ridiculous.

If the Catholics don't like being painted with a wide brush then they should stop providing the brush and the paint.

Keep talking Robin, you must be hitting a nerve.

Jim Martin

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Oh don't be so mean to the Church - after all they finally admitted I didn't Kill Christ - at least not with my own hands.

11:08:00 AM  

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