Leftist talk radio host Mike Malloy never stops wishing for the death of conservatives. On January 6, he talked of "Sick Santorum," and said "I think he's Catholic, right? What you ought to do is call Francis Cardinal George out in Chicago and maybe you and he can get together for a cup of -- hemlock." He wants Santorum and Cardinal George to kill themselves.
On both January 6 and January 9, Malloy launched vicious broadsides against the Catholic Church. (On the 9th, he also said libertarians were perpetrators of violence.) He began on the 6th: "I hate to see an organization like the Catholic Church -- that has been one of the bloodiest, most suppressive, most oppressive, most violent organizations in the history of not just religion but of the entire human race try to claim victim status because a bunch of queers want to march a parade down the g*ddamn street! That's what drives me crazy!"
He continued in that throbbing vein:
And because gay folk want to form a contract that has nothing to do with Catholics or Hindus or Buddhists or - or - or Zoroastrians or Shintoists or meditators or people with Athlete's Foot! It's a contract! But these religious fana - oh no, you will de-sanctify marriage! Marriage is not sanctified, it is - uh, vested in the sanctimonious bastards by the various states.
It is not unlike the old Soviet Union, where if you wanted to get married you would go the local registrar and get your ass married. In the United States,if you want to get married, you go to the local county registrar and you get your ass married. It's very simple -- until the religious fanatics say "Oh no! If the queers get married, why, I might may be forced to divorce my wife!"
That rant came before the media began mistaking the Pope's address on Monday the 9th as an anti-gay marriage speech (leading to rants like those on The View.) Malloy came completely unglued when he felt gay marriage had been compared to nuclear holocaust or the apparently approaching holocaust of global climate change. “This stinky pope, this Hitler youth pope. I mean, we really live in an insane world, we really, really do...This country, where gay people can’t form a simple marriage contract, outside any of the poisonous religions that are seething and operating and causing their destruction in this country.”
He also complained about the murder of homosexuals in Uganda and Israel. He lamented that nations have diplomatic relationships with the Vatican: "Why have diplomatic relations with this really junky-ass corner of Rome where the Vatican City sits...180 countries showed up for this bigoted son of a bitch to lay out what he laid out about gay people being a threat to the future of humanity itself.”
Malloy vaguely quoted the Pope’s words about pride of place being given to the traditional heterosexual family, and then launched into a rant:
This, from a man who oversees an organization that rapes, vaginally and anally rapes children -- and has for centuries -- and is doing it NOW! Rapes children. Brutally rapes and molests children! But! But! Gay marriage is a threat that undermines the future of humanity itself, not priests taking children into dark corners of the sanctuary and penetrating them and raping them. OH NO! That's okay! But two gay adults who want to put together a marriage contract and live just a normal quiet life -- that is a threat to the future of humanity itself! And you people wonder why I see the Catholic Church as one of the most violent, vicious, monstrous organizations ever put together by the sick minds of human beings?
We have a lot of Catholic people who listen to this program. I don’t know how you do that. Not listen to this program, [but] be a Catholic. How do you do that?! How do you align yourself with a filthy, degenerate organization like this? How? How do you do it? An organization that sat there and encouraged! Encouraged the extermination of six million Jews? How do you do it? How do you call yourself a Catholic? How do you participate in this? I just cannot get my mind around that, okay? Oh, my God!
Then he noted Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York and president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, sent a letter to President Obama opposing gay marriage and the potential violation of separation of church and state. Malloy responded: “I see. Another threat from the Catholic Church. What, Mr. Dolan, more bloodshed, more pogroms? Another inquisition? You sick bastard!”
Then the show went to a commercial break. When he came back from the break, he continued:
I really should stop railing against these sick Catholics, I really should. So many of these people are so mentally ill, you can make the case that they’re not responsible for their actions. Of course, that only goes so far, because when someone who has this sort of mental illness and puts it – and has a position of power and puts it into action, of course, billions of people can die, and they can die justifiably, according to the religious freaks. You know, they deserve to die. And that’s why, I mean, I hope the Catholic Church would soon start to dissolve, to disintegrate. Of course, my fervent hope would be that all religion would disintegrate, just go away, just disappear, free people up, let people have their minds back....
Okay, I have an offer to all Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Hindus. I offer you a place in the religion of MM. Let me explain it to you. It’s nothing. We have no priesthood. We have no tradition. We have no requirements, they are no dues. You don’t have to do anything to be a member of the Church of MM. All you have to do is declare yourself free from this religious garbage – and instantly! You become a member of the Church of MM.
After a diversion of reading from the progressive news blog Prairie 2, Malloy noted that the Pope remembered on Monday what he the "numerous victims of religiously motivated terrorism," including the attacks on Christians in Pakistan and Nigeria. But Malloy couldn't let those remarks stand, and then laid into the libertarians as well:
But the Pope is the source of violence! The Pope is the source of religiously motivated terrorism against, quote, numerous victims, end quote. That's what the Catholic Church advocates - violence against gay people! Violence more violence! Oh, I know - hate the sin, love the sinner! Heh heh heh, heh heh heh heh, right. Oh my God, right. Okay. Tell that to Pat Buchanan. No, don’t, on second thought.
But the way violence is advocated by right-wingers, by all Republicans, by conservatives, by Libertarians, they advocate violence too - the kind of violence that's - that's hard to pin on them unless you pay attention. Libertarians say, stop everything! Don't give anybody a goddamn thing! Children that need Social Security because their daddy dies - screw 'em! That's violence. People that need help getting food on the table - screw 'em! That's violence. That's what libertarianism is all about. Are you kidding me? That's what Ron Paul - and I see these young people out there who - who claim to be supporters of Ron Paul! Ron Paul will take your Pell Grants and beat you over the goddamn head with them and then take them away from you! What is wrong with some of these young peo - oh yeah, I like - you know what it is? Ron Paul says he'll do away with marijuana prohibition! Ohhh, that's a good reason to vote for him, right kiddos?
So the pope, being one of the major promoters of violence -- in this country, in the world! -- laments, and remembers the numerous victims, his words, of relgiously motivated terrorism. What do you call it, Mr. Pope, when you say that gay marriage is one of the premier threats to the continuation of - of human civilization? What the hell do you call that? Is that not terrorism? Hypocritical Nazi bastard! I hope that there is a - Hell for these people because kind of the Dante-esque Hell because you know where the Hitler Youth pope is going to end up, which ring of that Hell, don’t you?
To wrap it up, the Malloy show kept elbowing the Pope by running about 40 seconds of Aerosmith singing the refrain of "Dude Looks Like a Lady” repeatedly.