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ALLEGRA SPONSORS “O’NEALS”

April 6, 2016

Bill Donohue comments on the Catholic League’s campaign against the ABC show, “The Real O’Neals,” and why he is asking the parent company of Allegra to drop its sponsorship: Please contact Jack Cox of Sanofi Media Relations (Allegra is owned by Chattem which is owned by Sanofi) and tell him how offended Catholics are by a show... [Read more...]

“O’NEALS” IS COLLAPSING

April 6, 2016

Bill Donohue comments on last night’s episode of “The Real O’Neals”: The entire episode was based on a red herring: it ridiculed teachings on sexuality that are not those of the Catholic Church, yet attributed them to it. This is more tired than clever. The theme, as always, was about sex, and that is because Dan Savage, upon... [Read more...]

JOHNSON & JOHNSON SPONSORS “O’NEALS”

April 5, 2016

Bill Donohue comments on the Catholic League’s campaign against the ABC show, “The Real O’Neals”: Yesterday, we contacted the Disney board of directors, requesting our members to personally contact Disney chief Robert Iger; we would like to see “The Real O’Neals” cancelled. Today, we begin our campaign targeting... [Read more...]

HBO SPINS “MAPPLETHORPE”

April 5, 2016

Bill Donohue comments on last night’s HBO documentary, “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures”: Robert Mapplethorpe was a homosexual who lived a reckless life; he died in 1989 at the age of 42. He was also known for his tortured relationship with the Catholic Church. But no one would know this from watching the HBO celebration of him. “I... [Read more...]

NY TIMES ABUSE STORY OMITS KEY FACTS

April 5, 2016

Bill Donohue comments on an incomplete New York Times story: On the front page of today’s New York Times there is a story about priestly sexual abuse that occurred “long ago” in a western Pennsylvania diocese. The story’s omissions are glaring. Here are some of them: Readers never learn what “long ago” means. In... [Read more...]

DISNEY BOARD CONTACTED OVER TV SHOW

April 4, 2016

Bill Donohue explains the next phase of the Catholic League’s campaign against “The Real O’Neals”: Today, we are contacting the eleven members of the Disney board of directors asking them to use their influence in cancelling the ABC show, “The Real O’Neals” (ABC is owned by Disney). The show is based on a virulent... [Read more...]

ABORTION CONFOUNDS HILLARY

April 4, 2016

Bill Donohue comments on Hillary Clinton’s remarks on abortion, made yesterday on “Meet the Press”: “Under Roe v. Wade, as you know,” said Hillary, “there is room for reasonable kinds of restrictions after a certain point in time.” She did not say why she has never found a restriction she could support, including... [Read more...]

CAMPAIGN TO CANCEL “THE REAL O’NEALS”

April 1, 2016

Bill Donohue comments on a new Catholic League initiative: Beginning today, the Catholic League is launching a new campaign against the ABC show, “The Real O’Neals.” Our goal is to kill the show. Thus far, we have (a) published a New York Times op-ed page ad against the show (b) implored our members to email Disney-ABC executive Ben... [Read more...]

NY STATE ABUSE BILL PROPOSAL

April 1, 2016

Bill Donohue comments on New York State Senator Brad Hoylman’s response to my suggestion that his bill, which would eliminate the statute of limitations for the sexual abuse of minors, cover the public schools as well as private schools: Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News asked Sen. Hoylman yesterday about my request to amend his bill, and... [Read more...]

NY STATE ABUSE BILL NEEDS REVISION

March 31, 2016

Bill Donohue is appealing to New York State Senator Brad Hoylman to amend his bill on eliminating the statute of limitations for sexual abuse. Below is the text of his letter; it is being sent to all New York lawmakers: In your March 30 column in the Daily News, you say, “Until every childhood sexual abuse victim has the opportunity to confront... [Read more...]

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