Catholic League President Bill Donohue
has labeled the adoption of Elton, the 'gay' dog, an example of
discrimination against straights.
Stephanie Fryns on Thursday adopted the
pitbull-type hound who had been abandoned by his previous owner
because he concluded that the dog is gay after he noticed him
“hunched over” another male dog. Elton, as Fryns named him, was
scheduled to be put down by officials at the Jackson, Tennessee
rabies control shelter where he had been dumped.
Facebook post describing Elton's plight went viral.
Donohue pointed to the incident as an
example of special treatment offered to gays.
“To wit: Had poor Elton not been
identified as a homosexual, his heterosexuality would not have been
enough to save his hide,” Donohue
wrote in a press release.
“The moral of the story is: Being gay
is not only a bonus for humans these days, it is a definite plus for
dogs as well. As for straights, the lonely and the disabled, that's
another story altogether.”
However, Fryns, a veterinary tech, has
stated that she was prepared to adopt Elton before the story went
viral. The sad fact remains that someone wanted Elton to be
euthanized for no reason other than he exhibited what was taken to be