Jim Moran has a long history of offending Jewish groups with statements described as anti-Semitic by numerous groups including House Democrats and the Jewish Community Council of Washington, among many others. You can read all about it at Moran’s Greatest Hits. Now he has offended another religious group, Catholics. (Note that Moran is a Catholic himself.)
Recently there was some controversy over an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington. The exhibit was pulled last week after an uproar ensued over an image of Jesus Christ on the cross covered in ants, perceived to be anti-Christian and intentionally provocative, as Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough acknowledged. The main reason for the uproar was that as part of the Smithsonian the exhibit was funded by taxpayer dollars. William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, led the uproar, calling the exhibit “hate speech…designed to insult.”
Congressman Moran has been accused of being an anti-Semite by his own Jewish colleagues in the House of Representatives, and he has a track record of bashing the Catholic Church. So it is not a shocker that he has returned to the well again.
Moran can call me any name he wants, but he is walking a libelous line to say that I condone sexual abuse. The law aside, it is despicable that a sitting congressman would make such an outrageously indefensible accusation. Any time he wants to debate me on this issue, or any other, I will be glad to make the necessary media contacts.
Moran is a loose cannon and a disgrace to the United States Congress. We will make sure his colleagues learn of his latest outburst.