“CORPUS CHRISTI” TO RUN IN FALL; PROTEST MOUNTS

July 27, 1998

Terrence McNally’s “Corpus Christi,” a play about a Christ-like character who has sex with the apostles, is scheduled to open in New York this fall. It had previously been withdrawn but then it was rescheduled; the producer, the Manhattan Theatre Club, succumbed to pressure from the artistic community and put the play back on the drawing... [Read more...]

DIGITAL PULLS AD

July 27, 1998

In response to concerns raised by the Catholic League, Digital Equipment Corporation of Massachusetts has withdrawn an ad that the league found objectionable. The ad promoted Digital computers, contrasting them with a well-known competitor. What the league found unacceptable was the large graphic that featured the Inquisition: monks were depicted holding... [Read more...]

THEY REALLY DO HATE US

July 27, 1998

William A. Donohue This past spring, while addressing the Orlando chapter of Legatus, I entered into a discussion with a man who questioned why there was so much Catholic bashing these days. I could have given him a long dissertation on the subject, but chose not to. Instead, I simply said, “Because they really do hate us.” He seem momentarily... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

July 27, 1998

Testimony of William A. Donohue, Ph.D., President, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights before the United States Civil Rights Commission on May 20, 1998 during a Public Hearing on Schools and Religion. I very much appreciate the opportunity to testify today on the subject of schools and religion. As president of the nation’s largest Catholic... [Read more...]

“SHYLOCK AND SAMBO” HITS BROADWAY

July 27, 1998

This advertisement appeared in the New York Times OP-ED page on Monday, June 15, 1998. “SHYLOCK AND SAMBO” HITS BROADWAY This fall, a play called “Shylock and Sambo” will appear on Broadway. An advance copy of the script says that it features gay Jewish slavemasters who sodomize their obsequious black slaves. Though it... [Read more...]

SILENCE ‘CORPUS CHRISTI’?

July 27, 1998

Yes, play is blasphemous by Rick Hinshaw “Freedom of speech,” goes the mantra from the arts crowd, as the Manhattan Theater Club – after reports in recent weeks that it was canceling a production – now declares its intention to offend Christians by staging a play that portrays Jesus as having sex with his apostles. But our... [Read more...]

“NOTHING’S” AGENDA EXPOSED

July 27, 1998

Now that the ABC show “Nothing Sacred” has been scraped, those associated with it are “coming out,” so to speak. And they are making our point better than we ever could: this was not just a TV show. On May 26, Brother Michael Breault, S.J., one of “Nothing’s” writers, bared his soul to an audience of like-minded... [Read more...]

YALE CASE ADVANCES

July 27, 1998

The Catholic League’s motion to file an amicus brief against Yale University has been granted in U.S. District Court. The league’s brief, which supports the right of Orthodox Jewish students to challenge Yale’s bizarre residency requirements (they must live on campus in sexually correct living quarters or buy their way out of this mandatory policy),... [Read more...]

SDA LOSES AGAIN

July 27, 1998

The Catholic League has persuaded more newspapers not to run any more anti-Catholic ads by the Eternal Gospel SDA Church. We are delighted to report that the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, which comprises five major papers in Southern California, has agreed not to run the ads again. The ads are placed by Christians who quarrel with the Catholic Church’s... [Read more...]

ROUGH AND READY?

July 27, 1998

Out west, there is a place called Rough and Ready. There is even a English professor who lives there. We know this because Timothy May listed his home town in a piece he wrote for The Union, a newspaper from Grass Valley-Nevada City, California. He also listed his prejudice, namely anti-Catholicism. May was given great room to bash the Church that... [Read more...]

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