- The Washington Times - Monday, July 9, 2018

Catholic League President Bill Donohue says it’s time for comedian Bill Maher to “get into the ring” over his continued references to an challenge.

Mr. Donohue is fighting mad over the comedian’s Sunday’s HBO standup special, “Bill Maher: Live From Oklahoma,” during which Mr. Maher riffed about being “anti-child-f–—g” before bringing up the Catholic activist’s desire to trade blows at Madison Square Garden.

Bill, I’m no anti-Catholic. I’m anti-child-f–—g,” Mr. Maher deadpanned. “Your organization has been caught doing that, so that doesn’t make me the bad guy.”

Maher knows the problem is homosexuality but does not want to appear to be anti-gay,” Mr. Donohue shot back in a statement released Monday. “Here’s the proof. On November 20, 2010, in a discussion with Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, Maher brought the subject up again. Speaking sarcastically, Maher explained how the Church addresses this issue. … ‘Our priests are not sinning, they’re just giving into temptation when they’re molesting children and going gay and stuff like that.’ Going gay? That’s quite an admission.

“Regarding the fight, I did tell Megyn Kelly a few years back that I would like to put on the Everlast and get into the ring with Maher at Madison Square Garden. He keeps bringing this up,” Mr. Donohue continued. “I don’t want to disappoint him, so I will extend the invitation again: When are we meeting, Bill? Please call my office to set it up. Let us know if you need a stool.”

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