Catholic League President Bill Donahue has once again proved that he either has no understanding of the moral crime of bigotry - though he professes to be the leader of an organization for "religious and civil rights" - or, while understanding this moral crime, has decided to profess bigotry.
In a new press release against PZ Myers, Myers to Desecrate Eucharist and Koran, Donahue said:
Much has been written about the moral vacuity that marks the Darwinian vision of society that Myers embraces.
A person engages in the moral crime of bigotry when he attempts to promote a general hostility against a whole group of people, either by making up some unfounded accusations against them or by extrapolating an offense by some subset of the group to cover the whole group.
This is clearly Donahue's intention with the statement quoted above, asserting a "moral vacuity that marks the Darwinian vision" as if all people who believe in evolution while denying the existence of God suffer from a lack of morality.
In other words, he is instructing his readers to "prejudge" all people who are not Catholics and, in doing so, to judge all of them to be morally inferior.
It is the very essence of bigotry and prejudice.
I discussed some other comments from Bill Donahue that showed these same moral failings in Donahue, Censorship, and Hate Speech