In what may come as a shock to the thousands of families who have fostered and adopted children, the conservative Catholic League has set a new criteria for what constitutes “real” motherhood. You had to have actually given birth to your children.
Wading into the battle Hilary Rosen/Ann Romney “motherhood” battle, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, led by notorious gay rights hater Bill Donohue, decided to give conservatives an assist, tweeting “Lesbian Dem Hilary Rosen tells Ann Romney she never worked a day in her life. Unlike Rosen, who had to adopt kids, Ann raised 5 of her own.”
Get it? She didn’t give birth to them, and she’s a lesbian, so obviously she isn’t working to raise them, either.
The statement from the group is fairly typical, as Donohoe is best known for saying gay adoption is “against nature.” The RNC, however, has realized that the group has gone too far even for them, and has distanced themselves from the remark. “The @CatholicLeague should be encouraging adoption, not demeaning the parents who are blessed to raise these children,” tweeted RNC spokesman Sean Spicer.
So, just to be clear where we are in this “news” cycle, a woman who isn’t connected to President Barack Obama’s campaign insulted work at home mothers, was condemned by the Obama campaign and piled on by conservatives, including the Catholic League, who insulted adopted mothers, who is in turn condemned by conservatives and piled on by progressives.
Next, we wait for a liberal to now insult Catholic mothers while attacking the Catholic League, so we can keep this process going.
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