CATHOLICS, PROTESTANTS, JEWS AND MUSLIMS PROTEST “CORPUS CHRISTI”

Catalyst October Issue 1998, Front Page

The Catholic League is delighted with the strong support it has received for its protest of Terrence McNally’s blasphemous play, “Corpus Christi.” It is proud to announce that the following 49 organizations, representing the four major religions in the United States today, have signed a formal letter of protest objecting to the play:

  • Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
  • Alliance Defense Fund
  • American Catholic Lawyers Association
  • American Family Association
  • Americans United for the Pope
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, Inc.
  • (Diocese of the) Armenian Church of America
  • Brotherhood of Catholic Laymen
  • CALL Network (Collegians Activated to Liberate Life)
  • Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation
  • Cardinal Newman Society
  • Catholic Alliance
  • Catholic Answers
  • Catholic Campaign of America
  • Catholic Coalition of Westchester
  • Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
  • Catholics United for the Faith
  • Center for Equal Opportunity
  • Center for Jewish and Christian Values
  • Chinese Catholic Information Center
  • Christian Coalition
  • Congregation of Mount Sinai
  • Council of American Islamic Relations
  • Crisis
  • Family Defense Council
  • Family Research Council
  • Free Congress Foundation
  • Guild of Catholic Lawyers
  • Interfaith Alliance
  • Interfaith Committee of Orthodox Jews
  • Islamic Center of Long Island
  • Jews for Morality
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Knights of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Kosciuszko Foundation
  • Legatus
  • Media Research Center
  • National Cops for Life
  • National Council on Islamic Affairs
  • Police Officers For Christ
  • Polish American Congress
  • Project Reality
  • Society of Catholic Social Scientists
  • Sons of Italy
  • Southern Baptist Convention (Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission)
  • Toward Tradition
  • Traditional Values Coalition
  • Wethersfield Institute
  • Women for Faith and Family
  • Young America’s Foundation

 

The letter that they signed reads as follows:

“The Manhattan Theatre Club has a legal right to offend Christians, but it has no moral right to do so. Hate speech is hate speech; it does not become something less if dressed in artistic clothing. Moreover, to flagrantly offend the sensibilities of any religious group is outrageous and can only fan the flames of bigotry. History has shown that an attack on one religion may open the door to attacks on other religions, and that is why we call upon the goodwill of all Americans to join with us in condemning this blasphemy.”

The league urges all its members in the New York metropolitan area to join the rally on October 13.

 


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