Catholics outraged with Penn & Teller over Bullsh!t!

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Penn & Teller BullshitPenn & Teller’s Bullshit which airs on Showtime is taking on the Catholic church in its season finale, and Bill Donahue, President of the Catholic League, is none too pleased. Donahue has taken out an ad in Variety demanding the magician duo be fired for their assault on Catholics.

What will the upcoming show be like? On his Twitter page, Penn Jillette brags how he rips a Catholic encyclical on sexuality: “I’m dressed as Darth with a condom c–k light saber.” He even boasts that the show is “hardcore,” admitting that “we attack the Vatican.” From trashing The Last Supper to mocking Catholic prayers, anti-Catholic bigots who feed on this kind of stuff will have a stomach full.

This is not the first time Showtime has featured a vile Penn & Teller show. In 2005, Mother Teresa was called “Mother F—ing Teresa,” and her order of nuns were branded “f—ing c–ts.” The year after, Jillette said on his CBS radio show that Mother Teresa “got her [sexual] kicks watching people suffer and die.”

Just recently, Jillette took after me again in his usual foul way. That doesn’t matter, but what matters greatly is his pathological obsession with bashing Catholics and their religion. There is no legitimate place for this kind of frontal assault on any demographic group.

CBS/Showtime needs to send Penn & Teller a message and let them know that they have crossed the line for the last time. This should be their final season. We know that they’ve been told before to drop the Catholic bashing, and yet they persist. By doing so, Penn & Teller have effectively stuck their middle finger right in the eye of CBS.

“There is no legitimate place for this kind of frontal assault on any demographic group.” Oh, that’s really rich Mr. Donohue, coming from you. What about the frontal assault against children by priests you so adamantly defend? Or toward Jews? Or gays?

Perhaps Mr. Donohue I’d have more sympathy for your position if you showed some for everyone else’s.

Post by ILO on 08/18/09 at 3:40 pm