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FEMINISM, GAY RIGHTS AND MULTICULTURALISM

Catalyst June Issue 2014

RICK HINSHAW Western progressives seem in the throes of an intractable internal conflict, pitting their commitment to secular feminism and gay rights against their multiculturalist vision of respect for the mores of different cultures. Particularly on issues involving sexuality, laws in some developing countries go well beyond what progressives like... [Read more...]

GUINNESS ANGERS CATHOLICS; BOYCOTT LAUNCHED

Catalyst May Issue 2014, Front Page

As we reported last month, on the evening of March 16, the day before St. Patrick’s Day, Guinness announced that it was pulling its sponsorship of New York’s parade because gays were allegedly banned from marching. This 11th hour decision, which angered pub owners who had already stocked their bars with Guinness, was based on a lie: contrary... [Read more...]

DIVERSITY LIE

Catalyst May Issue 2014, Front Page

It is one of the biggest myths of our day to say the United States is a religiously diverse nation. It manifestly is not. But there is a lot of money, and ideological investment, at stake in pretending otherwise. Consider the following. A Pew Research Center study on global religious diversity was released on April 4: with the exception of the Washington... [Read more...]

THE MYTH OF DIVERSITY

Catalyst May Issue 2014, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue The greatest threat to freedom these days comes not from neo-Nazis, or from any other group on the lunatic fringe: it comes from those who tout the virtue of diversity. Unfortunately, they are clustered in the command centers of our culture, making it impossible to avoid them. To be specific, they work in higher education, the media,... [Read more...]

GUINNESS BOYCOTT ADVANCES

Catalyst May Issue 2014

On St. Patrick’s Day, Bill Donohue announced a boycott of Guinness, Heineken, and Sam Adams: the first two brewers pulled out of sponsoring the St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City; the latter withdrew from the Boston parade. Prudence dictates that we concentrate our efforts on just one: we decided to settle on Guinness. Bostonians... [Read more...]

MEDIA BLITZ OVER GUINNESS BOYCOTT

Catalyst May Issue 2014

In just one week, the Catholic League succeeded in getting 82 media hits on our boycott of Guinness. From Australia and England, to Canada and the United States, the boycott story has been picked up by television, radio, newspapers, and the Internet. And that was just the beginning. We have no hard data on the success of the boycott yet, but anecdotal... [Read more...]

GUINNESS BOYCOTT SOARS

Catalyst May Issue 2014

The response to our boycott has been overwhelming. From a bishop who belongs to the Eastern Catholic Church (Aramaic Rite) in Lima, Peru, to a former community organizer in New Jersey, we have seen an outpouring of angry Catholics who are fully supportive of our efforts. If the Guinness corporate bullies think that this is a flash in the pan, then they... [Read more...]

HIBERNIANS ASKED TO JOIN GUINNESS BOYCOTT

Catalyst May Issue 2014

The Catholic League recently contacted over 300 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Divisions asking them to join us in our boycott of Guinness. Overall, we collected 845 email addresses from 287 AOH websites. We expect that many of these divisions, if not most, will endorse our campaign. Guinness is not going to get away with disrespecting Catholics,... [Read more...]

GUINNESS BOYCOTT TAPS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Catalyst May Issue 2014

We have amassed over 7,000 email addresses from the Knights of Columbus, constituting over 1,500 councils across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A couple of weeks ago, we asked the Knights to join us in our boycott of Guinness. We are confident that many Knights will participate. How do we know? Because we have been contacted by many councils... [Read more...]

GUINNESS AND BEER DISTRIBUTORS

Catalyst May Issue 2014

Recently, Bill Donohue sent a letter to three top officials at Diageo-Guinness in Norwalk, Connecticut, and three others in London, England. In the letter, Donohue outlined how “The decision to withdraw sponsorship of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is not being welcomed by Catholics, especially Irish Catholics; we are also impressed... [Read more...]

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