Monthly Archives: January 2008

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NUDITY, NUNS AND EQUINOX GYMS: JUST EDGY ENOUGH

By | January 29th, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Equinox fitness clubs are rolling out a series of new ads that are being displayed in its gyms, as well as in publications like Boston Magazine. One of the “Happily ever” ads features attractive young women dressed as nuns in habit sketching a naked man; all are staring at his crotch. Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded [...]

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BILL MAHER: AMERICA’S #1 BIGOT

By | January 28th, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On his Friday night HBO program, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Maher was joined in a discussion about UFO’s with some of the panelists. Here is what Maher had to say: “But I think it is much more likely that there could be space ships from outer space, than what a lot of things people believe. [...]

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ESPN GETS THE MESSAGE: NO MORE VERBAL ASSAULTS ON JESUS

By | January 24th, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the Dana Jacobson episode that took place at the January 11 celebrity roast of radio personalities Mike and Mike: “On January 22, I said in a news release that ‘there is no evidence that ESPN is taking this matter seriously.’ I am happy to say that after speaking [...]

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HENRY HYDE, R.I.P.

By | January 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Congressman Henry Hyde died on November 29 at the age of 83. Asked to comment on his death, Bill Donohue said, “The pro-life community has lost a giant of a man with a giant of a heart—Rep. Henry Hyde. His courageous defense of the least among us inspired millions of Americans to stand up for the [...]

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“GOLDEN COMPASS” FLOPS; BOYCOTT WORKS

By | January 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The goal of the Catholic League was to stop “The Golden Compass” from meeting box office expectations, thus making it unlikely that there would be a movie based on the second and third volumes of Philip Pullman’s trilogy, His Dark Materials. Looks like we won on both counts. Even our adversaries begrudgingly concede we were victorious. The [...]

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SCIENCE UNDERMINES ABORTION ACTIVISTS

By | January 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Abortion activists never tire of bragging how much they want to empower women, allowing them to make informed choices regarding abortion. The truth is just the opposite: champions of abortion are threatened by knowledge, especially scientific knowledge. Their goal, to put it bluntly, is to deny women information that might entice them to [...]

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CHRISTMAS CENSORS WERE BUSY AGAIN

By | January 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Here are some examples of attempts to censor Christmas in 2007: · For 75 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce sponsored the ‘Hollywood Christmas Parade.’ When it refused to sponsor the parade this year, the L.A. City Council took over, renaming it the ‘Hollywood Santa Parade.’ · The Department of Housing and Urban Development has censored [...]

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MANGER SCENES VANDALIZED

By | January 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following are locations where crèches and Christmas displays were attacked during the Christmas season: · Foreman, Arkansas · Rogers, Arkansas · Antioch, California · Glastonbury, Connecticut · Arredondo Farms, Florida (three instances) · Bal Harbour, Florida · Fort Walton Beach, Florida · Panama City, Florida (more than a dozen instances) · Tampa, Florida · Bainbridge, Georgia · Schaumberg, Illinois (two instances) · Mandeville, Louisiana · Minneapolis, Minnesota · Kearney, [...]

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WINTER CONCERT INANITY

By | January 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A father with two sons in a public elementary school in the Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C. contacted the Catholic League after attending the school’s “Winter Concert.” While the man was troubled by the lack of any religious songs at a concert so close to Christmas, one act in particular really concerned him. A class of [...]

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RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION IN NYC SCHOOLS

By | January 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On October 24 Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote to New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein in regards to the display of crèches in the schools. Donohue wrote, “There is no constitutional prohibition or court ruling that disallows the display of nativity scenes in the New York City public schools.” Donohue received a response from [...]

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