Catholic League Says You Aren’t a Real Parent Unless You Give Birth

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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John B.
John B.3 years ago

Thanks Robin for the article. Bill Donahue needs to get his head out of his behind so he and his ilk can get their crap together and join the human race.

Samantha Richardson

I wish these people would bless us by Darwinising themselves, so we don't have to demean ourselves by listening to their public displays of idiocy.

Tim Raynor
Tim Ra3 years ago

How about don't be a Catholic? Problem solved! =)

Janice R.
Janice R.3 years ago

Most Catholics, myself included, believe Joseph was Jesus's adopted father, and think adoption is a good thing. The official Catholic stance is pro-adoption; to officially be otherwise distances you from the church, even if you claim to be Catholic.

June L.
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Terry Vanderbush
Terry V.3 years ago

they need to see a proctologist before the open their mouths

Victoria S.
Victoria S.3 years ago

Damned idiots! I am an adoptive mother and I love my kid, and have loved her for 29 years. I hope to be an adoptive grandmother, and I love that kid, too, even though she isnt here yet.

I wish that there were a way to broaden a narrow mind, without fracturing the skull. Although that might be productive, too.

My daughter just said "May those bastards burn in the hell from which yoy rescued me!"

Kim W.
Kim W.3 years ago

This is some way wack crap, I think they all have to much time and not enough brains.

Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla3 years ago

Ahhhh! So sick of the Catholic Church attacking women....