NEW YORK STATE BILL THREATENS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

January 30, 2001

On Monday, the New York State Assembly passed a bill that would require all employers to provide contraceptive health insurance coverage for its employees.  The Assembly explicitly rejected a religious conscience protection clause, which was found acceptable to the New York State Senate.  A compromise measure will now be sought. The New York State... [Read more...]

FAITH-BASED PROGRAMS DESERVE WIDER ROLE

January 29, 2001

President George W. Bush’s support for faith-based programs drew a strong endorsement today from Catholic League president William Donohue.  Here is the text of his remarks: “Faith-based social service programs work.  The empirical evidence is so overwhelming that there really isn’t anything to debate.  Consider, for example, the following. “Teen... [Read more...]

OPPOSITION TO JAMES HORMEL WAS NOT ANTI-GAY

January 26, 2001

At a news conference yesterday, James Hormel contended that Senator John Ashcroft opposed his confirmation as ambassador to Luxembourg “solely because I am a gay man.”  Senator Ashcroft has denied this was the reason he opposed the Hormel appointment.  The Catholic League, which led the opposition to the Hormel appointment at the time, believes... [Read more...]

CULTURE WAR ON CHRISTMAS GOES BESERK

January 23, 2001

Every Christmas season is a busy time for the Catholic League, but this past Christmas broke the record. Radical secularists across the nation went berserk trying to stamp out the religious significance of the holiday. Our response was equally unyielding. Just as December began, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) wasted no time issuing a pamphlet, “The... [Read more...]

HOLOCAUST “EXPERT” OUTED

January 23, 2001

On Nov. 13, the News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware ran a story on a “nationally known Holocaust educator Jack P. McGough.” McGough had spoken the day before at the student center on the campus of the University of Delaware (UD) in Newark; he was identified as a professor at UD. The Jewish Federation of Delaware sponsored his talk, “Where... [Read more...]

DISHONEST DEBATE OVER DIVERSITY

January 23, 2001

William A. Donohue There is not a school or corporation that doesn’t mouth the mantra of diversity, whether it be in the form of a classroom discussion on multiculturalism or a diversity seminar for employees. What is particularly bothersome about this enterprise is the rank intellectual dishonesty that colors it. In the language of multiculturalism,... [Read more...]

OBSCENE ATTACK ON CHRISTMAS

January 23, 2001

This past Christmas season, a store in Berkeley, California sold T-shirts that said “F— Christmas”; the shirt bared the full name of the obscenity. When William Donohue learned of this he personally called the store, Bear Basics, and asked a series of questions. What he discovered was interesting, to say the least. The manager of Bear... [Read more...]

MORE LIES

January 23, 2001

Some of those who hate the Catholic Church willfully distort the facts to make their point. Some simply lie. Kit Greenberg fits the latter category. Ms. Greenberg was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News as saying that the Catholic Church teaches that “AIDS and HIV are God’s curses on people who behave inappropriately.” William Donohue... [Read more...]

HERE’S A NEW ONE

January 23, 2001

Think you’ve heard it all? Here’s a new one. On December 8, the Wall Street Journal ran a front-page story on how few women in Mexico use tampons. Two percent, to be exact. In Italy, the figure isn’t much better, registering a measly four-percent. Now what do Mexico and Italy have in common? You guessed it—Catholicism. “The Roman Catholic... [Read more...]

BUSH VOUCHER PLAN DESERVES WIDE SUPPORT

January 23, 2001

The Bush administration today announced a plan for education that includes a limited voucher program. The plan would give schools that receive Title 1 federal money – money designated for poor children – three years to improve job performance to meet federal standards. If the schools fail to improve in that time, parents would receive $1,500 from... [Read more...]

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