RALLY AGAINST “CORPUS CHRISTI” A HIT; CRITICS PAN THE PLAY

November 27, 1998

On October 13, the night of the gala opening of “Corpus Christi,” the Catholic League led over 2,000 demonstrators in a spirited rally against the play. Joining Catholics at the rally were Protestants, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists. “The protest began with a fiery speech from William A. Donohue, the president of the Catholic League for... [Read more...]

LEAGUE’S FREE SPEECH ASSAILED

November 27, 1998

On the night of the Catholic League’s rally against “Corpus Christi,” People for the American Way led a small band of anti-free speech protesters objecting to the league’s First Amendment right to voice its opposition to the play. Joining the attack on the Catholic League’s free speech was the National Campaign for Freedom of Expression,... [Read more...]

“CORPUS CHRISTI” IS GAY HATE SPEECH

November 27, 1998

William A. Donohue Just a few days before the gala opening of the Terrence McNally play, “Corpus Christi,” I had a chance to preview it. The basic message is this: Jesus was no more divine than the rest of us and the reason why he was crucified was because he approved of homosexuality. That is why he was branded, “King of the Queers.” The... [Read more...]

ANTI-CATHOLIC BIAS IN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

November 27, 1998

by Inez Fitzgerald Storck Good parents have always known that it is necessary to watch over their children’s reading. But Catholic parents today and even Catholic educators may not be aware of the extent of the negative elements in contemporary children’s literature. Many if not most books for preteens and teens attack Christian values. Examples... [Read more...]

POPE JOHN PAUL II: ENEMY OF ANTI-SEMITISM

November 27, 1998

The following advertisement appeared in the Op-Ed page of the New York Times on October 16, 1998. POPE JOHN PAUL II: ENEMY OF ANTI-SEMITISM    Today marks the 20thanniversary of the papacy of John Paul II. Already known to many as John Paul the Great, his list of accomplishments are as plentiful as they are monumental. Surely among them... [Read more...]

GAYS, JEWS AND “CORPUS CHRISTI”

November 27, 1998

It is impossible to say for sure who is patronizing “Corpus Christi,” but there is anecdotal evidence that the patrons are disproportionately gay and Jewish. Writing in Gannett newspapers, theater critic Jacques Le Sourd recently wrote a column on the play saying that “it is no secret that the audience for theater in New York is largely... [Read more...]

ANOTHER ANTI-CATHOLIC PLAY HITS NEW YORK

November 27, 1998

“The Cardinal Detoxes,” an anti-Catholic play by Thomas M. Disch, opened on September 24 at the Tribeca Playhouse in New York City. The play, which ran until October 18, is a 35-minute monologue by a character who plays a cardinal. The cardinal is an alcoholic who runs down and kills a pregnant woman while driving drunk. He attacks the Church... [Read more...]

COMEDY CENTRAL ATTACKS CHRIST

November 27, 1998

On September 24 and 25, Comedy Central aired a “Daily Show” segment with host Craig Kilborn that outdid all its previous attacks on Christianity. This one celebrated the Terrence McNally anti-Christian play, “Corpus Christi,” by calling it a “delightfully blasphemous homosexual romp.” It aired a news clip of those... [Read more...]

PHONIES HONOR McNALLY

November 27, 1998

When we learned that the New York State English Council was featuring Terrence McNally at one of its events, Bill Donohue took the time to look over the brochure and write the organizer a letter. Here is the text of his letter to Donna Meister: “I noticed that on October 22, Terrence McNally will be featured at the Mersand Luncheon. I also noticed... [Read more...]

IS JOURNALISM AUTHORITARIAN?

November 27, 1998

How many times has it been said that the Catholic Church is an “authoritarian” organization that brooks no dissent? Answer: almost as many times as there is a theologian in the news dissenting from Church teachings. Yet journalists, in particular, never tire of repeating this tired cliché about the Church. As recent events disclose, however,... [Read more...]

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