NUDITY, NUNS AND EQUINOX GYMS: JUST EDGY ENOUGH

January 29, 2008

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 as follows: “Twenty... [Read more...]

BILL MAHER: AMERICA’S #1 BIGOT

January 28, 2008

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. People still believe, you know, excuse me I know... [Read more...]

ESPN GETS THE MESSAGE: NO MORE VERBAL ASSAULTS ON JESUS

January 24, 2008

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 to two ESPN officials today,... [Read more...]

HENRY HYDE, R.I.P.

January 24, 2008

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 rights of the unborn. We have lost a national treasure.” Hyde... [Read more...]

“GOLDEN COMPASS” FLOPS; BOYCOTT WORKS

January 24, 2008

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 movie... [Read more...]

SCIENCE UNDERMINES ABORTION ACTIVISTS

January 24, 2008

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... [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS CENSORS WERE BUSY AGAIN

January 24, 2008

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... [Read more...]

MANGER SCENES VANDALIZED

January 24, 2008

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... [Read more...]

WINTER CONCERT INANITY

January 24, 2008

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 children sang the song... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION IN NYC SCHOOLS

January 24, 2008

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... [Read more...]

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