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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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Cat    

Talk about ignorant. This woman should have left Hollywood many, many years ago. She stunk as an actor, no wonder Tim left her.

1010 days ago
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Cole    

"Sarandon called the Pope a Nazi JUST because he was in the Hitler youth? What an idiot. That would be like calling a priest a pedophile JUST because he raped a little boy. Shame on you, Susan."

1010 days ago
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pattycake    

I worked on a movie she was in and she is the cheapest, elitist bitch ever. She is self centered and those giant fat bags of hers are offensive.

1010 days ago
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Cole    

Sarandon called the Pope a Nazi JUST because he was in the Hitler youth? What an idiot. That would be like calling a priest a pedophile JUST because he raped a little boy. Shame on you, Susan.

1010 days ago
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Gsharon 710    

She called names, and was called names, now stop trying to make a tower that could reach into heaven about it. There is not much you can say that will not upset someone, so move on. As for the poll, Harv when will we get to vote on your biased behind?

1010 days ago
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Woody McBrreairty    

Actually Susan is neither ignorant or obscene. All religions are sometimes (or often) both

1010 days ago
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MELISSA PARKER    

As an actress, Susan is good. But this comment is beyond comprehension. As a Catholic, I am totally offended by this comment and hope she issues a public apology.

1010 days ago
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Orionsaint    

The Pope is just a man. Stop treating him holier than thou. The man ****s and pees like the rest of us. He's no different than anyone else.

1010 days ago
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Tyler    

Well, since her initials spell SS, I'm sure she knows what she's talking about.

1010 days ago
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Robin    

Tee hee hee hee hee -- and kudos to Ms. Sarandon. Who I've always adored. Too bad she didn't get into the pope aiding and abetting pedophiles and promoting child abuse by not ending it within his own employees.

1010 days ago
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jwoolman    

I don't think any of us should be held responsible for what we did at 14 .... :)

Seriously, though, the Hitler Youth thing really was compulsory by then. It was dangerous not to "join", not only for the boy but for his family. It started out as more like the Boy Scouts with a Nazi twist since the clear intent was indoctrination. But by the end of the war, they were targets getting killed by the Allies - they were used in a last-ditch defensive effort. Just a bunch of young kids who had been terrorized into doing whatever they were told (even being forced to witness executions). It was an awful time. There were many German boys forced into it who had no love of the Nazis. So even though I'm not too fond of Papa Razzi myself - I can easily believe that he was one of the unwilling.

1010 days ago
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alisemaria    

Even her mother wants her to shut up.

1010 days ago
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tellmeaboutit     

Enough with people calling other people Nazis. Just f***ing enough!

1010 days ago
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CitySide    

Isn't she that Mrs. Garrett lady from the "Facts of Life"? Does anybody really care what this washed up hag thinks?

1010 days ago
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debbie    

I did research on John Paul back in 1993 as a friend from Germany had spoke up and told me to do the research. What I had found is in John's youth he was a pharmacy runner for the nazi's the cyanide man from Poland and that he did this through out the regime. It is totally in the realm that they knew each other well through association and it seems to me many are doing their best to corrupt all youths in every society.

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