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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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91.

shadough    

This old mummy with the orange hair hasn't dried up yet?

1102 days ago
92.

mary    

Somebody should have not only put a stong piece of tape across her mouth 20 years ago, they should have shoved it in her mouth.

1102 days ago
93.

Sincerity    

Unless Susan Sarandon further clarifies her statements, it's hard to understand the exact "context" for her comments. It's well known that Pope Benedict XVI is very conservative compared to the late Pope John Paul II. Since Ms. Sarandon is extremely liberal in her views, she would naturally have a problem with Pope Benedict. The sex abuse scandals within the Roman Catholic Church didn't begin with nor will they end with Pope Benedict XVI. The entire "internal" hierarchy would have to be "overhauled" to address these problems and I don't see it happening anytime soon. Since Ms. Sarandon is so dissatisfied with the leadership within the Roman Catholic Church, THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER CHURCHES AND RELIGIONS SHE CAN JOIN BUT I STRONGLY SUSPECT SHE'LL HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THEM TOO!!!

1102 days ago
94.

Pamela    

Susan is right. Not only that but while Hitler was in power the Catholic church cooperated with him.

1102 days ago
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sara browne    

it was simply a slip...apparently we can think things like that, but god help you if the press gets ahold of it.

the church should just look the other way, they are very good at that.

1102 days ago
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Silly TMZ    

Who cares what she said about the pope?? Even if he wasn't a nazi, he is still a monster that made every effort possible to hide and protect pedophiles and destroy evidence of their crimes against children. He's not a holy man, he's a criminal. He is the worst kind of criminal- a wolf in sheep's clothing- entrusted with the care of innocent children who had no one else, only to use that authority to allow those same kids to be raped and then protect their rapists. It's absurd that the church can slap a tag like "the Pope" on someone and suddenly the world sees that person as a godlike superior being. As the saying goes- you can poli******urd but it's still a piece of sh*t.

1102 days ago
97.

jack     

she's an ageing actress who's opinions are ignorant and irrelevant. She should stick to acting.

1102 days ago
98.

Tyler    

As much as I hate the pope and the church... yes, he had no choice and the Nazis actually killed his brother ( handicapped ). So no, he's not a Nazi.

1102 days ago
99.

Bill C    

Who the F--- is Susan S anyway but a washed up, ignorant, B-actress? What an idiot!!!

1102 days ago
100.

Tyler    

Isn't it funny that she's talking about Nazis and her initials spell SS?... lol

1102 days ago
101.

LindaLou    

My father was a boy when Mussolini ruled Italy at this same time. They had to wear little uniforms and sing some fascist youth song. It was mandatory. When the war was over, they left Italy...'nuff said.

1102 days ago
102.

bartsy    

Typical crap from her. Nothing new. No doubt the Catholic church has its own issues (just like the Baptists, Protestants, Muslims, etc.) but that has nothing to do with her idiotic remark.

1102 days ago
103.

Emilio    

I wish her and Sean Penn would disappear...

1102 days ago
104.

LMAO    

can we get proof he left?

1102 days ago
105.

bobo    

She is nothing but a washed up has been. Producers ignore her because they know she is a looser.

1102 days ago
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