I still cringe when I see Catholic League President Bill Donahue’s infamous quote: “Hollywood is controlled by secular Jews who hate Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular.”

Now he has a fresh new slur to add to his Anti-Semitic highlight reel. According to The Freethinker:

Philadelphia Rabbi Arthur Waskow’s words, in a Huffington Post op-ed piece, sent Catholic League President Bill Donohue apeshit. He immediately fired off an email to the rabbi, warning him that:

“Jews had better not make enemies of their Catholic friends since they have so few of them.”

Donohue added:

“When is it the business of any religious leader to condemn the strictures of another religion? You are not only clueless about the situation concerning nuns, you have stuck your nose in where you don’t belong.”

Donohue must surely have realised that any reference to noses and Jews is blatantly racist, and would not go down well. And it didn’t: Waskow retorted:

“Would you also suggest I keep my long Jewish nose out of some Catholic priests’ rape of Catholic children and some Catholic bishops’ protection of those priests from the law, because I’m not a Catholic? Perhaps you would.”

The best part was Donahue’s lame excuse for his ugly warning to the Jews. He disingenuously claimed that, in saying “Jews had better not make enemies of their Catholic friends since they have so few of them”, he was echoing the words of Ed Koch, the former mayor of New York. To which Koch replied, “While I do have a high regard for Bill, his references to me and my remarks were inappropriate and different in substance and tone than what I said on an earlier occasion.”

My question is why Koch has a “high regard” for a nasty, hyperbolic, homophobe and Anti-Semite like Donahue? His kind words about Rome’s greatest defender of pedophile priests has lowered my regard for Ed Koch.