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Powerful Catholic Org.

Slams Susan Sarandon

You're Ignorant and Obscene

10/17/2011 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The largest Catholic civil rights organization in the United States is lashing out at Susan Sarandon for referring to Pope Benedict as a "Nazi" this weekend -- calling the comment, "positively obscene."

TMZ spoke with Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League, who told us, "Susan Sarandon's quip about Pope Benedict XVI being a 'Nazi' bespeaks unparalleled ignorance."

Donohue adds, "Joseph Ratzinger (the pope) was conscripted into the Nazi Youth the way every other 14-year-old German boy was at the time. Unlike most others, he not only refused to go to the compulsory meetings -- he actually deserted the Hitler Youth! Which is precisely why Jews today regard him as a friend, not as an enemy."

"In short, what Sarandon said is positively obscene."

So we gotta ask ...


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196.

Miko Montgomery    

It's time people learn some history. The Nazis WERE Catholic! Read their writings. It's no secret if you take the time to look. Hitler and the rest of his gang were Catholic/Jesuit. The Vatican even endorsed the Nazis. Look into the Reich Concordat of 1933. Stop being reactionary "sheeple" and learn the truth. The media is only going to keep you stupid.

1070 days ago
197.

Eva    

I find Susan Sarandon's comment's totally insensitive! Not only to Catholics but to all German's!!!!!!!!!!These were innocent children in the Hitler youth and what is most amazing for this POpe as a VERY young man to understand that he was serving for a force that he did not believe in!!! He should be a SAINT!!!Anyway, just because they were forced as young children does not mean they were Nazi's...I think Susan Sarandon is just against Germans! Does she know that Germans are the highest % of immigrants in the USA?? She should check her ancestry!

1070 days ago
198.

Laba    

Susan Sarandon is just and ugly old pig. Too bad poor old and wrinkled Susan has not had a hit in years. She's always opening her big stupid mouth. Guess it is easy for a slob like her, with all that cash, to open her big mouth and then go home and live the wealthy life in her big mansion with all expenseive things. She's a phoney who always speaks out against everything that she actually is - a lover of greed and self-centered. Hey Susan - drop dead.

1070 days ago
199.

Yamiguru    

"The Real Holy Place" - Boogie Down Productions

1070 days ago
200.

JAN    

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!!
If anybody is ignorant and obscene it's the catholic church!
Dislike my comment all you want, it won't change the truth.

1070 days ago
201.

BrynK    

The POPE and his sheep should be asking the public for forgiveness for all the innocent people they've murdered over the last 2,000 yrs starting with all the women, men and children they tortured, raped and burnt( accused witches) murdered in the name of their holy father god and son..They can stay out of politics and stick with what they know really about...? A religion they stole from a Hebrew cult they mixed with the old ROMAN religion of the GODS AKA their SAINTS! What comes around shall go around!

1070 days ago
202.

Don Vehlhaber    

Your comment on the Pope was way off base. As I Catholic, I am offended by your statement. Perhaps less drugs and more sense of reality. I will not support you by watching or listening to anything you produce or are in.

1069 days ago
203.

tdebat    

TMZ needs to stop being an ignorant tool and do some research.
"Although at Yad Vashem, in the year 2000, Pope John Paul II described the Nazis as having “a Godless ideology,” in 1933, when it mattered, the Vatican ordered German Catholics to love, honor, obey and protect the Nazis."

1069 days ago
204.

Terri Zippi    

I will never watch another movie that piece of trash is in or anything by the producer that used her. She is not smart enough to research the fact that Germany by law forced him to be a Nazi as a youth. The idiot that said there is no God I will keep in my prayers for their sake. Susan is garbage beyond help unless she makes her apology to the Man upstairs. As for the major idiot and the molesting priest! think again dumb ass, they are not the only ones that do those horrible things. I know 7 people personally, that have been abused by members of their own family, none of them being priests!

1069 days ago
205.

Joseph Robert Grasso    

THE HELL WITH THIS VILE-MOUTHED WHORE AND ALL YOU LIBERAL
FREAKS WHO DISTORT THE TRUTH AND ATTACK THE CHURCH! YOU CAN TAKE A ONE-WAY TRIP TO HELL! LEAVE THE POPE ALONE AND ALL
THE CONSERVATIVE CATHOLICS OR DEAL WITH ME! COME TO MERIDEN,
CONN. USA AND TALK YOUR TRASH! I'LL HELP YOU GET DOWN THERE!

1063 days ago
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