Catholic League chief: Non-believers 'die prematurely and are disproportionately insane'
Catholic League president William Donohue on March 20, 2014.

Appearing on the Malzberg Show on Newsmax, Catholic League president Bill Donohue said non-believing "secularists" have inferior "mental health, physical health" which is why they die early and are disproportionately represented in "asylums."


Speaking of the non-believers, Donohue explained, “They believe that freedom is license to do whatever they want," reports Right Wing Watch.

"They believe in no holds barred," Donohue said. "They don't like the three dreaded words from the English language that we got from our Jewish friends: 'thou shalt not.' They don’t want to be told anything, which is why they die prematurely, they’re unhappy, that’s why we have a disproportionate number of agnostics and atheists in the asylum -- all of this is true.”

Saying "they've got some serious problems," Donohue admitted he was only talking about the "militants."

"I'm not talking about your average atheist or agnostic," he stated."They're no more of a threat than a lame Catholic is. But I am talking about the organized group. There's only a small percentage of them, but every year they have to do something to stick it to us. American Atheists? When do they have their convention every year? On Good Friday."

Asked by host Malzberg about his statement that atheists and agnostics die earlier and represent a large proportion of American's in  mental institutions, Donohue replied, "Absolutely."

"You take a look at secularists and compare them to people of faith, there's a huge difference when it comes to health and happiness: mental health, physical health, individual happiness."

Donohue then jokingly said he would help pay for their therapy, saying "They got to work it out, fine, I’ll help pay for their therapy, just take your hands, your mitts off the Catholics during Christmas.”

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