ELITES IGNITE ANTI-CHRISTIAN HYSTERIA

October 28, 2004

Catholic League president William Donohue says that an anti-Christian hysteria has gripped the nation’s cultural elites.  Consider the following recently published comments: * Robert Wright, visiting professor at Princeton, says Bush’s “divine-feeling feelings” are part of today’s “problem, not the solution.” * A New York Times editorial... [Read more...]

THE POLITICS OF HALLOWEEN

October 27, 2004

Catholic League president William Donohue commented on the way certain religious figures are being depicted this Halloween: “There are at least a dozen Internet sites that are selling particularly offensive priest and nun costumes for Halloween.  The man dressed as a priest is shown with an erection, and the nun is shown in full habit holding her... [Read more...]

IRS ASKED TO REVOKE STATUS OF HATE GROUP

October 26, 2004

Catholic League president William Donohue announced today that he is asking the Internal Revenue Service to revoke the tax-exempt status of Frances Kissling’s Catholics for a Free Choice: “The IRS provides a tax-exempt status to organizations that serve the public interest.  It is the contention of the Catholic League that Catholics for a Free... [Read more...]

KERRY RUNS AGAINST HIS RELIGION

October 25, 2004

Yesterday, Senator John Kerry gave a speech in Florida on “the values that will guide me as president.”  According to the Los Angeles Times, Kerry “invoked biblical teachings as an inspiration for his agenda on taxes, healthcare, the environment and other matters.”  Those other matters, however, did not include abortion and stem cell research:... [Read more...]

PULPIT POLITICS IN HIGH GEAR; IRS COMPLAINTS FILED

October 21, 2004

The Catholic League has filed two formal complaints with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) alleging illegal pulpit politics. The first complaint was made against a Miami Baptist church for allowing the church to become the venue of a political rally. On August 29, Bishop Victor T. Curry of Miami’s New Birth Baptist Church welcomed Rev. Al Sharpton,... [Read more...]

D.C. LOVES VOUCHERS

October 21, 2004

After years of debate, the District of Columbia now has in place the nation’s first federally funded voucher program. The beneficiaries of the program are almost all non-white: African-Americans, Asians, Hispanics and African immigrants make up 85 percent of the District’s public school students. They may receive as much as $7,500 a year for tuition... [Read more...]

BELIEVERS VS. NON-BELIEVERS

October 21, 2004

Recent surveys on religion in public life reveal that America is still a vibrantly religious nation. But there is also evidence that the raging culture war is a reflection of the burgeoning disharmony between believers and non-believers. The believers are numerically stronger, but it is the secularists who staff the cultural command posts. A recent... [Read more...]

THE SECULAR CRUSADE

October 21, 2004

By William Donohue “It is no secret that the Bush administration is engaged in the most radical assault on the separation of church and state in American history.” When I first read that sentence, I wondered about the sanity of the author. Upon reflection, I still do. Susan Jacoby, who penned that line last spring, is not ready for the asylum, but... [Read more...]

TREAT CATHOLICS AS MUSLIMS

October 21, 2004

Lt. Gen. William Boykin has made some remarks that have gotten him into trouble with his superiors. For example, Boykin has said that the U.S. is “a Christian nation” at war with “Satan.” He has also said that “my God [is] a real God,” as opposed to the “idol” that Muslims worship. After the Defense Department investigated the matter,... [Read more...]

FALSE ADVERTISING

October 21, 2004

A letter has been sent to President George W. Bush by ten Protestant teachers of ethics asking him to “respect the integrity of all houses of worship.” We investigated who they are and then informed the press with the following news release: “The ten signatories advertise themselves as ‘a group of prominent Evangelicals and moderate to conservative... [Read more...]

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