“RELIGULOUS” IS MORE ABSURD THAN HATEFUL

September 29, 2008

Catholic League director of communications Susan A. Fani attended a preview of the Bill Maher movie, “Religulous,” in New York City on September 25. In her report to league president Bill Donohue, it was clear that the film is more absurd than hateful. Here is Donohue’s take on the movie as informed by Fani’s observations: “Maher has been... [Read more...]

Beliefnet’s Ethics

September 26, 2008

The Internet site, Beliefnet, offers a wide variety of views on religion, and has done some fine work. However, sometimes its commitment to pluralism becomes corrupting. To wit: It has accepted an advertisement for Bill Maher’s “comedy” mocking Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism, Islam and other religions. Looks like greed affects more than those... [Read more...]

PUNDITS SLAM PALIN ON WITCHCRAFT

September 25, 2008

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today on news reports that an African minister once asked God to protect Sarah Palin from witchcraft: “In 2005, Sarah Palin went to church and found that a visiting minister from Kenya, Bishop Thomas Muthee, was doing the service. He offered a prayer asking Jesus to keep her free from ‘every form of... [Read more...]

CHRISTIAN APPEASERS WELCOME AHMADINEJAD

September 24, 2008

On September 25, there will be a press conference and a rally outside the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City at 5:30 p.m. to protest the five Christian organizations that are welcoming Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Those organizations are the World Council of Churches, Religions for Peace, the Americans Friends Service Committee, Mennonite... [Read more...]

EUCHARIST DESECRATED; NO PENALTY FOR PROFESSOR

September 24, 2008

In July, Paul Zachary Myers, a biology professor at the Morris campus of the University of Minnesota (UMN), made good on his pledge to desecrate the Eucharist. The atheist professor suffered no penalty despite a strong protest led by the Catholic League. Myers was responding to an event that had recently taken place at the University of Central Florida... [Read more...]

BUSH CHIDES CHINA

September 24, 2008

Before leaving for Beijing, President George W. Bush gave a speech in Bangkok, Thailand that cited the lack of religious liberties, as well as other human rights, that exist in China. And while in China, Bush commented on the deprivation of religious liberties there on several occasions. Bush made it clear that “America stands in firm opposition to... [Read more...]

MILITANT ATHEISM UNLEASHED

September 24, 2008

William A. Donohue When I spoke to a reporter from Providence about a play that mocked the Eucharist, I unloaded. Fortunately, he listened to me explain the source of my anger. “Because this is the fourth incident this summer of someone playing fast and loose with the Eucharist,” I told him. He understood. The first incident occurred when Washington... [Read more...]

CHRONOLOGY OF A DESECRATION

September 24, 2008

The following is a chronological account of how the issue of the desecration of the Eucharist unfolded. For related issues, see Bill Donohue’s piece, “Militant Atheism Unleashed.” · July 10: Professor Paul Z. Myers, a professor of biology at the Morris campus of the University of Minnesota (UMN), pledges to desecrate the Eucharist; he... [Read more...]

FLORIDA STUDENT ABUSES EUCHARIST

September 24, 2008

On June 29, Webster Cook, a student senator at the University of Central Florida (UCF), walked out of a campus Mass with the Eucharist; he returned it a week later. Cook stated that he took the Eucharist back to his seat to show a friend, and only left after a parishioner confronted him about not consuming it. In another statement after the incident,... [Read more...]

PZ MYERS HATEMAIL

September 24, 2008

We were deluged with nasty phone calls and e-mails after we called attention to Paul Z. Myers’ pledge to desecrate the Holy Eucharist. The following is just a small sample of the hate-filled messages we received.  All comments appear as we received them: · “You bunch of death worshipping, closed minded, gay hating, poverty causing, child abusing... [Read more...]

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