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.

A 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 gay behavior.