MoveOn.org SLANDERS CHRISTIANS

September 28, 2004

MoveOn.org has a full-page ad in today’s New York Times that caught the attention of Catholic League president William Donohue: “In today’s New York Times, MoveOn.org attacks the methodology of the Gallup organization; it argues that a recent Gallup poll showing President Bush with a 14-point lead is exaggerated because it is predicated on... [Read more...]

“A DIRTY SHAME” SOILS ITSELF

September 24, 2004

The John Waters movie, “A Dirty Shame,” opened today in select theaters.  It features a band of Catholic sex addicts out to conquer the world.  William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, opined as follows: “John Waters is one of America’s leading adult-adolescents.  His fixation on the scatological is so pathological that even his... [Read more...]

REPUBLICANS INDULGE IN FEAR-MONGERING

September 24, 2004

The Republican National Committee (RNC) said yesterday that it mailed residents in two states literature warning that if the “liberals” win in November, they will ban the Bible; the mailing also included a statement that if the “liberals” win, they will allow same-sex marriage. Catholic League president William Donohue criticized the RNC today: “For... [Read more...]

PLEDGE CASES STRIPPED FROM COURTS

September 23, 2004

Catholic League president William Donohue commented on today’s decision by the House of Representatives to prevent the federal courts from ruling on whether the words “under God” should be deleted from the Pledge of Allegiance: “Given the reckless disregard that so many judges have shown for the plain language of the Constitution, it is entirely... [Read more...]

DNC IMPLODES ON RELIGION; RELIGION CZAR QUITS

September 21, 2004

Op-Ed by Terry Eastland, Wall Street Journal, 8/6: “On Monday, the New York-based Catholic League publicized Ms. Peterson’s position, and by Wednesday, she had resigned from the DNC, explaining that it was ‘no longer possible for me to do my job effectively.’ … When the Catholic League (ever the watchdog) noted Ms. Vanderslice’s... [Read more...]

QUALITY JUDGE GETS THE NOD

September 21, 2004

On July 6, the U.S. Senate voted 51-46 to put J. Leon Holmes on the federal bench in Arkansas. The Catholic League had worked hard to persuade the lawmakers to appoint this quality judge; Holmes is a practicing Catholic who accepts the teachings of the Magisterium. For about a year, the Catholic League has publicly criticized some Democrats on the Senate... [Read more...]

BRENDA PROVES THEM WRONG

September 21, 2004

William A. Donohue It’s often been said that it’s wise for friends and family members to avoid discussions about religion and politics. These are volatile issues in any given year, but they have become more so this year because of the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry. And by reading this issue of Catalyst,... [Read more...]

CATHOLICISM AND SCIENCE

September 21, 2004

By Rodney Stark Popular lore, movies, and children’s stories hold that in 1492 Christopher Columbus proved the world is round and in the process defeated years of dogged opposition from the Roman Catholic Church, which insisted that the earth is flat. These tales are rooted in books like A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom,... [Read more...]

DNC’S NEW RELIGION ADVISOR WANTS “UNDER GOD” OUT OF THE PLEDGE

September 21, 2004

On July 23, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Terry McAuliffe announced the appointment of Rev. Brenda Bartella Peterson as the Senior Advisor for Religious Outreach; she is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Commenting on her selection is Catholic League president William Donohue: “Terry McAuliffe says... [Read more...]

DNC’S RELIGION ADVISOR SAYS: “LOVE THY NEIGHBOR” MEANS PAYING TAXES

September 21, 2004

Yesterday, the Catholic League issued a news release exposing the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) newly appointed Senior Advisor for Religious Outreach, Rev. Brenda Bartella Peterson, as one of thirty-two clergy members to file an amicus brief seeking to excise the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance. Today, Catholic League... [Read more...]

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