Wednesday, February 14, 2007

No, I'M Spartacus!

Sadly, Melissa McEwan, who has always been a friend to Simply Left Behind, has fallen on her sword as well. Go over to Shakespeare's Sister and give her some love.

A few things YOU can do to help get back at William Donohue, the Catholic League, and FReeperville in general:

1) File a complaint with the IRS. Remember that whole "separation of church and state" thing? Well, turns out that Donohue may have breached that wall by interfering in a political campaign:
Here’s what you do:

Download Form 3949-A from Fill out with the pertinent info on Donahue’s org under #2 (the “business name” side). (Put “N/A” in the individual-name fields under #1.) Here’s the info:

2. Business Name: Catholic League
2a-b. Address: 450 Seventh Avenue, 34th Floor, New York, NY 10123

2c. Emp. ID Num: 23-7279981

2d. Principal Bus. Act.: Non-Profit Political Advocacy

Skip to 4. Check off “Other”.

5a.(Describe violation)

“In his role as President of the Catholic League, a 501(c)(3) organization, William Donohue made national television appearances calling for the firing by the John Edwards for President campaign of two campaign employees. The Catholic League has issued press releases on Feb. 6,Feb. 9 and Feb. 13 of 2007 specifically pressuring the Edwards campaign to fire these two employees, thus violating FS-2006-17, which instructs 501(c)(3) groups not to intervene in political campaigns. Donohue’s group has also done similar interventions against John Kerry’s political campaign in 2004; On Feb. 7, 2007, Donohue boasted to Tucker Carlson of MSNBC that he caused two Kerry campaign employees to be fired. Again, this violates FS-2006-17.”

5e — Provide cites.

Then finish w/your name/address/etc. at the bottom.

2) File a similar complaint with the New York State Attorney General's office, which is headed by another staunch Catholic, Andrew Cuomo. Who's father, Mario, had muy run-ins with Donohue and Andy is probably itching for some payback.

3) Finally, fire off a complaint to Donohue himself. Be polite, be specific, and be forthright that he ought to resign from the League and stop harassing politicians.

After all, I AM Spartacus!