Catholic League's Bill Donohue says gays should apologize to him, preferably by FedEx

Thu. June 30, 2016 10:26 AM by

Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Tuesday that he would not follow Pope Francis' advice for Christians to apologize to the LGBT community.

In fact, Donohue said that gays owe him an apology and asked for it to be delivered by FedEx.

When Cuomo asked Donohue, a vocal opponent of LGBT rights, whether he planned to follow the pontiff's advice, Donohue answered with a stern "no."

"As a matter of fact, I want an apology from gays," he said. "I've been assaulted by gays. I've never assaulted a gay person in my entire life."

"I just want the apology," Donohue later added. "They could send it by FedEx."

Pope Francis recently told reporters that the Church "should apologize to the person who is gay whom it has offended. ...[The Church] has to ask forgiveness for having blessed many weapons."

Donohue previously argued that he's opposed to marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples because marriage is not about love.

(Related: Human Rights Campaign reacts to Pope Francis' comments on church apology to gays.)

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