Monthly Archives: August 1999

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ANTI-RELIGIOUS BIAS FUELS ANTI-VOUCHER RULING

By | August 25th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

One day before the start of the school year, a federal judge has issued an injunction blocking Cleveland’s four year-old voucher program, and virtually promising to kill it altogether. Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. declared that since the vast majority of parents in the program are choosing religious schools, "the Cleveland program has the primary effect of [...]

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SCHOOL BOARD REVERSES BAN ON STAR OF DAVID

By | August 24th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Star of David is no longer banned in Harrison County, Mississippi schools. Overturning its August 16 ruling, the Harrison County School Board has voted unanimously to lift the ban, which had been instituted because the Jewish religious symbol bears a resemblance to a six-pointed star being worn by some gang members. Catholic League president William [...]

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“Dogma”

By | August 22nd, 1999|Categories: Special Reports|

Special Report by William Donohue August 1999 Click here to access the league's booklet on "Dogma."

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SCHOOL BOARD BAN ON STAR OF DAVID WILL FAIL

By | August 20th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Citing concerns over gangs who wear six-pointed stars, a Mississippi school board has announced that the Star of David is now banned from school property. Harrison County school Superintendent Henry Arledge justified the board decision by saying it was done to protect the welfare of the students. The school board considered banning crosses but decided not [...]

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RIZZOLI BOOKSTORE PROFILES OFFENSIVE ART

By | August 19th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On August 17, a branch of the international bookstore, Rizzoli, placed in its storefront window a picture of blasphemous art that was offensive to Christians. The branch at 31 West 57th Street in New York had on window display a picture of the Last Supper that showed a bare-breasted woman standing in the middle of the table [...]

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VIRGINIA NAVAL BASE VIOLATES RIGHT OF ASSOCIATION

By | August 10th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Captain R.W. Jerome, Commander of Naval Security Group Northwest, has determined that area civilian Catholics, located in Chesapeake, Virginia, can no longer have access to the Northwest Chapel that lies just outside the base; this reverses a decision of more than two decades that accommodated these Catholics. This is not a decision that the Catholic League [...]

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NEVILLE PUBLIC MUSEUM OFFENDS CATHOLICS

By | August 10th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On July 2, the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin, began displaying an art exhibit of paintings and sculpture by Norbert Kox entitled, "To Hell and Back." It features the following: a) the Virgin Mary depicted as the "Great Harlot" b) Christ labeled the "Son of Perdition" c) God the Father represented as a monster [...]

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“DETROIT ROCK CITY” IS A LOW-CLASS ACT

By | August 6th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On August 13, New Line Cinema is releasing "Detroit Rock City," a movie set in 1978 about four teenagers who go on a wild spree on their way to a KISS concert. KISS star Gene Simmons is featured in the movie and is a co-producer. It is a farcical comedy in which nearly all the characters [...]

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AIR FORCE’S BID TO APPEASE LT. BERRY FAILS

By | August 5th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Yesterday, the Catholic League sponsored a press conference in Washington on the injustice that the Air Force is doing to Lt. Ryan Berry, the serviceman who is requesting a religious exemption from serving with females in an underground missile silo; the Air Force is penalizing Lt. Berry for not serving in this specific capacity. Just prior [...]

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CAPITOL HILL PRESS CONFERENCE ON LT. BERRY

By | August 3rd, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On Wednesday, August 4, the Catholic League will sponsor a press conference in Washington, D.C. regarding the case of Lt. Ryan Berry. Lt. Berry is requesting that the Air Force accommodate his religious liberty objections to being forced to work with women in an underground silo; the close quarters that this duty entails, Lt. Berry insists, [...]

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