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Bill Donohue Vs. Susan Sarandon

Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue is deluging entertainment sites with a demand that Oscar winner Susan Sarandon apologize for referring to the pope as a Nazi. Donohue's complaint has been joined by the Anti-Defamation League.
"Susan Sarandon’s ignorance is willful: those who have hatred in their veins are not interested in the truth," Donohue said in a statement. Donohue said that the pope was conscripted at the age of 14 w"hile living in Nazi occupied Bavaria, but refused to attend meetings and deserted the group "at the first opportunity." He said the pope's refusal to go along with the organization brought hardship to his family. Across the faith-based aisle, Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, called the actress' comments "uncalled for." "Ms. Sarandon may have her differences with the Catholic Church, but that is no excuse for throwing around Nazi analogies," Foxman said in a statement. "Such words are hateful, vindictive and only serve to diminish the true history and meaning of the Holocaust."
Sarandon won her Oscar for playing a Catholic nun in Dead Man Walking. Her disputed comments came when she mentioned having given a copy of the movie's book to then Pope John Paul II, "not this Nazi one we have now."

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