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Group Says Heavily Emmy-Nominated Show Illustrates 'Hollywood's Hatred of Catholicism' THR

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has issued a statement condemning the show that received more Emmy nominations than any other show this year.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the conservative group is targeting FX's "American Horror Story: Asylum" and its 17 Emmy nominations, calling it an example of "Hollywood's hatred of Catholicism."

The group's Bill Donohue also criticized The Hollywood Reporter and Variety for declining to run an anti-"Asylum" ad last year, before the show aired on TV.

"This show, which leads the pack with 17 Emmy nominations, depicted a Catholic home for the criminally insane run by sadistic and libidinous nuns. The plot is sinister. Characters include a nymphomaniac, a lesbian, a degenerate bully, a serial killer and a doctor who enjoys torturing patients. What a bunch!" Donohue said in the statement.

He added, "What other group receives such treatment? Once again, TV has sunk lower than we ever thought possible. Talk about crazy!"

A representative for FX wasn't immediately available for comment, the story says.

Among its many nominations, the show received Emmy nods for outstanding miniseries or movie; outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie for Jessica Lange, who plays Sister Jude Martin on the show; two nods for outstanding supporting actor, for James Cromwell and Zachary Quinto; and outstanding supporting actress, for Sarah Paulson.