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e8be4ea3f75b17b44bb0072ee6910e56-3 MEDIA BLACKOUT OF MARCH FOR LIFE

January 23, 2015

Bill Donohue comments on yesterday’s March for Life: The big media outlets are overwhelmingly in the pro-abortion camp, so it hardly surprises to learn that ABC and NBC never mentioned the March for Life in its nightly news broadcast; CBS made a passing reference to it in a story on the controversy over a Republican bill on abortion. The only... [Read more...]

pcucpa-pro-life-petition VOTE SET ON HUMANE PRO-LIFE ACT

January 21, 2015

Bill Donohue comments on tomorrow’s House vote on abortion: To intentionally submit innocent children to deadly pain is morally unconscionable, yet there will be many elected officials tomorrow who will vote against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The bill would bar most, but not all, abortions beginning at 20 weeks of fetal age,... [Read more...]

Screen-Shot-2015-01-13-at-2.47.59-PM MAHER CURSES THE POPE

January 20, 2015

Bill Donohue comments on what Bill Maher said last Friday night on his HBO show about the pope: Pope Francis implores us not to insult other people’s religions, and Bill Maher responds by saying, “He’s dead to me now. Oh yeah, F*** the Pope.” Maher can say what he wants about me—he went off on me big time—but to resort to... [Read more...]

punch POPE’S “PUNCH” QUIP AND MORE

January 16, 2015

Bill Donohue contrasts media reaction to some comments made by Pope Francis aboard the papal plane in 2013 and 2015. When the pope was on a plane coming back from Brazil in 2013, he said, “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Over 900 news stories quickly appeared, the majority of which were... [Read more...]

pope-bill POPE SIDES WITH CATHOLIC LEAGUE

January 15, 2015

Bill Donohue comments on remarks made by Pope Francis today on board the papal plane to the Philippines: Pope Francis condemned the killings of the Paris cartoonists, but he also drew a line in the sand. “You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith.” While he denounced violence against those... [Read more...]

wpid-2656043491_86083bceff MEET THE REAL CENSORS

January 14, 2015

Bill Donohue comments on who the real censors are: On October 13, 1998, I held a demonstration in the street outside the theater that hosted “Corpus Christi,” the Terrence McNally play that depicted Christ having sex with the apostles. I did not seek to have the government censor the play, but there was a protest of my right to protest the... [Read more...]

RNS_1 INVENTING CONTROVERSY

January 14, 2015

Bill Donohue comments on a Religion News Service story today by David Gibson on the Paris murders: “In finding no justification for the deaths of the Charlie Hebdo editorial staff, [Cardinal Timothy] Dolan seemed to part ways with another prominent New York Catholic, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, who essentially said the newspaper editors... [Read more...]

cartoons SHOULD THE MEDIA SHOW THE CARTOONS?

January 13, 2015

Bill Donohue comments on the propriety of showing the Charlie Hebdo cartoons in newspapers and on television: When the Danish cartoons were published a decade ago, the media refused to show them. With the exception of the Boston Phoenix, which cited safety concerns, the others either gave no reason or feigned interest in not offending people of faith.... [Read more...]

phonies pic FREE SPEECH PHONIES LEARN NOTHING

January 13, 2015

Bill Donohue comments on how some free speech proponents are reacting to the Paris murders: I ask artists not to intentionally insult people of faith and in the mind of some this means I favor blasphemy laws. For example, I was invited by Kelsey Rupp of the editorial board of USA Today to write an “opposing view” on blasphemy laws in the... [Read more...]

130815122119_washington-post-logo HYPOCRISY RUNS DEEP AT WASHINGTON POST

January 12, 2015

Bill Donohue comments on the reaction of the Washington Post to Charlie Hebdo: On January 7, the Washington Post ran an article by Ishaan Tharoor criticizing me for drawing attention to the irresponsibility of the cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo. He took me to task for not taking a more expansive view of free speech. In his online post, two cartoons from... [Read more...]

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