Donohue cited posts that the women made on blogs in the past several months in which they criticized the pope and the church for its opposition to homosexuality, abortion and contraception, sometimes using profanity.
"The Catholic church is not about to let something like compassion for girls get in the way of using the state as an instrument to force women to bear more tithing Catholics," Marcotte wrote on the blog Pandagon on Dec. 26, in an excerpt cited by Donohue.
Among the McEwan posts that Donohue listed was one she posted on Feb. 21, 2006, on her site, Shakespeare's Sister. She questioned what religious conservatives don't understand about "keeping your noses out of our britches, our beds and our families?"
Edwards put both bloggers on his payroll last week as part of his outreach to liberal voters and activists on the Internet. Their decision to work for Edwards is part of a broader move among prominent bloggers to jobs with political campaigns and progressive organizations.
The Catholic League counts its membership at nearly 350,000.
Does Wild Bill Donohue, fearful faggot-basher par excellence, speak for the whole of the 350,000-person membership of the Catholic League?
Probably, since pretty nearly all the Catholics in the League are fundie freaks...
Does Edwards have the spine to stand up to this kind of public mugging?
Personally, I doubt it...
But of course this wasn't the only rap against Marcotte, either. She invited the attention, scorn and derision of the National League for the Protection of Privileged White Boys (NLPPWB), when she weighed in on the Duke-Lacrosse-Sexual-Assault situation, too.
This incident could potentially provide Edwards the cover he needs to cave to the Catholics...