FLORIDA SENATE WEIGHS CHRISTIAN LICENSE PLATES

April 28, 2008

Last week we criticized the Florida ACLU for opposing an “I Believe” Christian specialty license plate; those who want this plate would have to pay an additional fee. We subsequently contacted the Florida House urging members to adopt the plate. Now we are contacting the Senate: Sen. Minority Leader Steve Geller is leading the opposition to an amended... [Read more...]

ACLU OPPOSES CHRISTIAN LICENSE PLATES

April 24, 2008

Florida lawmakers are now debating whether to adopt a specialty license plate with the inscription “I Believe”; the design includes a Christian cross and a stained-glass window. The ACLU of Florida is opposed to the license plate. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Edward Bullard. Catholic League president Bill Donohue took on the ACLU: “This is not... [Read more...]

McCAIN REJECTS BIGOTRY; CITES HAGEE’S ROLE

April 24, 2008

After being pummeled by the Catholic League, Senator John McCain made a straight-forward denunciation of anti-Catholicism on March 7, explicitly citing Rev. John Hagee’s role. He thus put an end to this issue. The issue blew up on February 27 when the Republican nominee for president solicited and accepted the endorsement of Rev. John Hagee. Hagee,... [Read more...]

POPE PRAISES GLENDON

April 24, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI recently welcomed Mary Ann Glendon as the new U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. Glendon is a Harvard law professor and member of the Catholic League’s board of advisors; she had to suspend her association with the league, along with all other organizations she is affiliated with, before assuming her new position. Glendon has a long... [Read more...]

NEW FILM EXPOSES SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH

April 24, 2008

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” Motive Entertainment. Opens nationwide on April 18. A new documentary hosted by Ben Stein, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” examines whether academic freedom and freedom of speech are being suppressed at our nation’s universities and bastions of “big science.” The film argues that those who broach... [Read more...]

HAGEE IN HIS OWN WORDS

April 24, 2008

The Rev. John Hagee, televangelist, pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio and co-founder of Americans for a Safe Israel, has dedicated a great deal of his time to attacking the Catholic Church. Not only has he trotted out old charges made by anti-Catholic Protestants that the Church is “The Great Whore” of Revelation, he has perpetuated lies... [Read more...]

HAGEE’S OOPS

April 24, 2008

On March 3, Hagee issued a statement to the press claiming he was “shocked and saddened to learn of the mischaracterization of my views on Catholics.” We knew his claims of “mischaracterization” were bunk, so we trotted out a few of his meatier anti-Catholic allegations and printed them in a news release of our own. The next day, we were surprised... [Read more...]

McCAIN-HAGEE TIMELINE

April 24, 2008

When Republican Senator John McCain appeared with Pastor John Hagee to embrace his endorsement, the presidential hopeful slapped American Catholics in the face. The following timeline demonstrates how events transpired leading up to McCain’s repudiation of Hagee’s anti-Catholic bigotry. February 27: Republican presidential hopeful, Senator John... [Read more...]

VICTORY IN TWO STATES

April 24, 2008

State lawmakers out to get the Catholic Church lost big time in Colorado and Maryland. The Catholic League was involved in both fights. As we reported last month, Colorado legislator Rep. Gwyn Green introduced a bill that would lift the statute of limitations on all future cases involving the sexual abuse of children and grant a two-year period for... [Read more...]

ANOTHER VICTORY

April 24, 2008

On March 13 & 14, The Cavalier Daily, a student-run newspaper at the University of Virginia, ran two cartoons, both of which were offensive to Christians. We blasted the newspaper for their bigotry and pointed out its hypocrisy, which led to the newspaper’s apology the next day. The first of the offensive cartoons portrayed a crucified Jesus... [Read more...]

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