Rosie O’Donnell Bucking to Be Bishop


O’Donnell’s Leftist activism aligns closely with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ strident embrace of “social justice” causes

by Stephen Wynne • ChurchMilitant • December 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant) – In a spate of fiery Christmas season moralizing, Leftist personality Rosie O’Donnell let loose over the passage of the Republican tax reform bill.

From her Twitter pulpit, O’Donnell blasted Congressman Paul Ryan, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, for successfully steering Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 through Congress and on to President Trump for signing December 22.

On Christmas Day, the lesbian activist tweeted her wrathful response to the bill’s enactment, forecasting hellfire for Ryan with his decisive role in its success: “paul ryan — don’t talk about Jesus after what u just did to our nation — u will go straight to hell,” she seethed.

O’Donnell finished by slamming Ryan, a Catholic, as a “screwed up fake altar boy” equal to history’s greatest betrayer, adding the hashtag, “#JUDASmuch.”

Apparently unfazed by the entertainer’s pontificating, Ryan responded by wishing “everyone a Merry Christmas!”

O’Donnell’s Ryan rant capped off a series of secular sermons against the bill in the lead-up to Christmas.

O’Donnell’s Leftist activism aligns closely with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ strident embrace of “social justice” causes.

On December 19, in an attempt to scuttle the act, she offered $2 million to each Republican senator who would vote against it.

Targeting establishment Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Jeff Flake of Arizona, O’Donnell tweeted: “so how about this i promise to give 2 million dollars to senator susan collins and 2 million to senator jeff flake if they vote NO … DM me susan DM me jeff 2 million cash each..”

Later, she doubled down on her offer: “am not looking to give more money to a corrupt system — however — this bill is criminal – i therefore offer 2 million for any GOP senator that votes no – to them personally – or directed to A NON PROFIT OF THEIR CHOICE.”

“[N]o strings attached,” she added. “DO WHATS RIGHT.”

O’Donnell’s very public attempt to bribe public officials courted immediate controversy and attracted the attention of conservative firebrand Ben Shapiro, who pointed out she had, in effect, committed a felony. “If Trump orders Sessions to investigate Rosie,” Shapiro joked, “he will be carved into Rushmore by Friday.”

O’Donnell seemed stung by the commentator’s barbs, firing back in a profanity-laced tweet.

Sensing an opportunity to test Twitter’s fairness, Shapiro filed a complaint with the social media platform. “Everyone knows if Rosie were conservative, Twitter would suspend her in a hot second,” he observed. “So, Twitter, put your money where your mouth is.”

At first, the social media giant ruled O’Donnell had done nothing wrong.

“Surprise of surprises,” Shapiro responded. “Twitter says that @Rosie’s tweets were not, in fact, abusive in any way under their rules. Good to know.”

After its bias was publicly exposed, Twitter rescinded its earlier decision. “We have required that the reported tweets be deleted and they have since been removed,” it said in a statement.

O’Donnell, meanwhile, withdrew from the exchange, blocking Shapiro on Twitter before returning to her progressivist preaching.

Though her moral pronouncements are more vitriolic in tone, O’Donnell’s Leftist activism aligns closely with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) strident embrace of “social justice” causes.

The USCCB, too, has blasted the bill. In a December 20 statement, Venice, Florida, Bp. Frank J. Dewane, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, warned the act “contains a number of problematic provisions that will have dramatic negative consequences, particularly for those most in need.”

Dewane argued the bill “will eventually raise taxes on those with lower incomes while simultaneously cutting taxes for the wealthy” and forecast it would spark “a large deficit, as early as next year,” that “will be used as a basis to cut programs that help the poor and vulnerable toward stability.”

“The legislation is also likely to produce up to a $13 billion drop in annual charitable giving to nonprofits that are relied upon to help those struggling on the margins,” Dewane suggested, adding, “This will also significantly diminish the role of civil society in promoting the common good.”

The bishops’ tax reform declaration follows recent statements of support for a new U.S. climate change policy “built upon a foundation of social and economic justice” and for “Dreamers” residing illegally in the United States. The USCCB staff, meanwhile, have been observed openly celebrated the legalization of same-sex “marriage.”

In light of these dovetailing interests, some are suggesting that O’Donnell — a self-described “recovering Catholic” — and the USCCB are now marching to the beat of the same drummer.

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  1. Most Bishops look like Rosie O’ Donnell ! Happy New Year 🎊🎆🎈

    • That’s really Karen Oliveto, the first openly sodomite bishopess in the United Methodist Church, a look-alike for Rosie O’Donnell.

      Nonetheless, here’s Rosie in mufti (civvies) giving a blessing to her admirers at the October 2017 LA premiere of her new Showtime TV series “SMILF” (an acronym which I do not wish to spell out because of an obscene word in it, although I do not know of anyone who would wish to do that with her – even for money):


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