NYS SENATOR SCHNEIDERMAN LIBELS PRO-LIFERS

April 24, 2001

In a libelous statement made against those involved in the pro-life movement, New York State Senator Eric T. Schneiderman has sent a letter to his supporters linking Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, with those involved in criminal attacks against abortionists.  Schneiderman is calling on his friends at NARAL, Planned Parenthood... [Read more...]

ARTIST ALTERS OFFENSIVE DEPICTION OF CHRIST

April 24, 2001

Last week, a worker at JFK international airport called Catholic League president William Donohue saying that a mural featuring a totally naked Jesus Christ on the cross was part of a display about to open May 24 at Terminal 4, a new airport facility.  League director of communications Patrick Scully immediately contacted Peter Boone, the public relations... [Read more...]

TED TURNER INSULTS CATHOLICS; APOLOGY FOLLOWS PROTEST

April 23, 2001

On March 6, Brit Hume of Fox News Network reported that CNN founder Ted Turner stunned CNN employees in Washington when he made an anti-Catholic remark on Ash Wednesday. Seeing ashes on the foreheads of some workers, Turner said, “What are you? A bunch of Jesus freaks? You ought to be working for Fox.” The Catholic League immediately contacted... [Read more...]

Daily Variety

April 23, 2001

Daily Variety printed the following headline on March 8: “Catholic League prexy gives Turner a sermon.” It then quoted Donohue on Turner: “He may be just as dumb as John Rocker, but unlike the Atlanta pitcher, he occupies a position of significant influence in our culture.” Which is why Donohue floated the idea of shipping Turner... [Read more...]

ART DEBATE ENSUES

April 23, 2001

The lead article in the last issue of Catalyst was on the latest flap at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. It involved the Catholic League’s criticism of “Yo Mama’s Last Supper,” a photographic exhibit that featured artist Renee Cox appearing nude as Jesus in a rendition of the Last Supper. On February 20, Donohue debated Cox at the First... [Read more...]

JUSTIFYING ANTI-CATHOLIC BIGOTRY

April 23, 2001

William A. Donohue Scenario: a group of so-called enlightened thinkers assemble to play a word association game. When they hear the term “bigotry,” they respond by saying things like “anti-Semitism,” “racism,” and “sexism.” It would never occur to them to say “anti-Catholicism.” But why? It’s... [Read more...]

THE “BLACK LEGEND”: THE SPANISH INQUISITION

April 23, 2001

Most of the myths surrounding the Inquisition have come to us wrapped in the cloak of the Spanish Inquisition. It is the world of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum, with vivid descriptions of burning heretics, ghastly engines of torture with innocent Bible-believers martyred for their faith. In many ways, the reality of the Spanish Inquisition... [Read more...]

ABORTION PROPAGANDA

April 23, 2001

On February 8, Dr. Wayne Goldner appeared on the “The O’Reilly Factor” with Bill O’Reilly. In a debate on abortion, Dr. Goldner, who is an abortionist from New Hampshire, made the startling claim that in the 1950s there were as many abortions then as there are today. When O’Reilly challenged him, Dr. Goldner went even further saying... [Read more...]

FAILED COMPARISON

April 23, 2001

Hardly an Ash Wednesday comes and goes without an anti-Catholic incident. While Ted Turner took the prize this year, WJFK-FM in Virginia was runner-up; the show originates from WJFK in Washington, D.C. On February 28, “The Don and Mike show” aired a segment called “Ass Wednesday.” It seems that Don Geronimo and Mike O’Meara’s... [Read more...]

TEXTBOOK CASE

April 23, 2001

Catholic League members are familiar with the many ads that we’ve run on the op-ed page of the New York Times. We are most proud of the fact that some of these ads have been picked up by museums. Now we’ve made an entry in a college textbook, Making Sense of Media, authored by George Rodman. The book, which is published by Allyn and Bacon, is... [Read more...]

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