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"Stairway to Hell" Burns Catholic League

3/29/2007 12:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Stairway to Hell, Jeff BeacherCatholic League president Bill Donohue, who once took on the creators of "South Park," is now crusading against the off-Broadway hit show, "Stairway to Hell," produced by Vegas impresarios Jeff Beacher and Randy Weiner. The rock musical involves rockers and a heaven/hell theme.

Donohue lamented in a press release, "Men and women are dying everyday in Iraq to keep America free. It is sickening to note that some young Americans think freedom means the right to insult, degrade and abuse the sensibilities of Christians." Donohue neglected to mention whether he thought free speech was part of that fight.

"Hell" producer Randy Weiner fired back, "We're not interested in hurting anyone or disparaging anyone's religious beliefs. This is a show meant to amuse and entertain, and our sole intent is for the audience to leave our show feeling that they enjoyed themselves during the time they spent with us. It saddens me that Mr. Donohue is trying to exploit the suffering of our American soldiers to further his own crusade."

Beacher has now hired personal bodyguards for the show's cast, saying, "Donohue hates 'Stairway To Hell,' which makes it a perfect show for my audience. He says the show deserves to be in hell, so I'm taking it to Vegas where it belongs!"

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Ruth    

Stariway to Hell Rules!!!

2674 days ago
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Ruth    

Screw those religious fundamentalists!

2674 days ago
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Ruth    

Rock on Bad Asses.

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Ruth    

I'll bodyguard to protect from those religious freaks!

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Ruth    

I'll bodyguard to protect from those religious freaks!

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The Truth    

Donohue is a self-interested hipocrite who waves the bible in the name of his own profit related agendas. This is the same nutcase who crusaded against 2 Howard Stern wannabe shock-jocks after they rewarded listeners with cash to have sex in St. Patricks Cathedral, and had them kicked off of the air. They went on to satellite radio where they continued to blast him in the worst way, and after he received a healthy donation from a certain radio company, he publicly stated that he forgave them and believed that they were sorry and repentant for their actions, while they continue to broadcast material that goes against everything he supposedly believes in!

He hates Stairway to Hell because he knows that it's title is the path to his ultimate destiny.

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Ruth    

I love satire!

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Ruth    

iiii hhhate jjjjjesus

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Ruth    

i was backstage with this guy getting my swerve on!

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Ruth    

i love rock

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Ruth    

whos the boss? not this bible thumping asshole

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Ruth    

BROOOOOO

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Ruth    

heeeey theres a stairway to my pants

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Ruth    

i wish i could be this cool

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Ruth    

these assholes should die and goto heaven already! leave the devil worshiping to the real men like us! $UUUCKKK yeah duuuude!

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