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SEATTLE AIRPORT CHRISTMAS DEBACLE
December 12th, 2006 | Latest News Releases

Don Feder of Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation (JAACD) and Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious And Civil Rights today issued the following joint statement: “We are appalled by the decision of the Seattle Airport (Sea-Tac) to remove the Christmas trees which have graced the airport for 25 years. “We are saddened that this was in... [Read more...]


ENTER THE “WHY I HATE CHRISTMAS” CONTEST
December 7th, 2006 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, and Don Feder, president of Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation, have launched a “Why I Hate Christmas” contest today. Donohue explains as follows: “On December 6, a Zogby Poll disclosed that 95 percent of Americans are not offended by being greeted with a ‘Merry Christmas’ while shopping.... [Read more...]


THERE ARE NO CHRISTMAS WARS?
December 22nd, 2005 | Latest News Releases

The following events/remarks were made at Christmastime 2005: The Palm Beach Post said that in South Florida malls, “There are dangling ornaments, Christmas trees, but no crosses or angels, certainly no Mother Mary cradling her newborn son” (our italics).  Senior citizens were told by government officials in Winter Park, Florida that they were... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS VANDALS GO BERSERK
December 20th, 2005 | Latest News Releases

Here’s what Catholic League president Bill Donohue said today about the rash of vandalism this year at Christmastime: “From nativity scenes to secular Christmas displays, vandals have hit the following places: Homewood, AL; Montgomery, AL; Bella Vista, AR; Van Buren, AR; Eureka Springs, AR; Little Rock, AR; Covina, CA; Fremont, CA; Newport Beach,... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS CENSORS BAN 4TH OF JULY
December 14th, 2005 | Latest News Releases

Patricia Sonntag, director of the office of Services to Students with Disabilities at California State University, Sacramento, has banned 4th of July celebrations, along with Christmas, from her office.  Here is her directive: “With the new year, we will now celebrate the seasons and holiday without decorations in the public areas and hallways. ... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS PARTY ETIQUETTE
December 13th, 2005 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on Christmas party etiquette: “This is a big week for Christmas parties in the workplace, so be careful.  Monster.com doesn’t mince any words: ‘A Christmas party may alienate some staff.’  Unfortunately, it doesn’t give any advice on who these anti-Christmas party people might be. ... [Read more...]


LANDS’ END RESOLVES CHRISTMAS DISPUTE
December 8th, 2005 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explained why the Catholic League’s dispute with Lands’ End has been resolved: “On December 1, we issued a news release expressing our displeasure with Lands’ End for contributing to the dumbing-down of Christmas.  We did not so much object to the company’s preference for using the term ‘holiday’... [Read more...]


NO CHRISTMAS TREES ALLOWED
December 7th, 2005 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the displacement of Christmas trees: “The following venues have replaced Christmas trees with ‘Holiday Trees’: Hagerstown, Maryland; Duffy Square in Times Square, New York; Overland Park, Kansas; Roanoke, Virginia; Bangor, Maine; Westminster, Maryland; and Auburn University (a vote by the... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS PANIC HITS FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIV.
December 6th, 2005 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed the panic over Christmas that has hit Florida Atlantic University (FAU): “On most campuses, the night before finals is when students cram until they’re exhausted, but not at FAU this term: last Thursday, many attended an ‘EMERGENCY’ meeting about the controversy surrounding the school’s ‘Finals... [Read more...]


LANDS’ END NEUTERS CHRISTMAS
December 1st, 2005 | Latest News Releases

When the Catholic League got a tip from one of its members that Lands’ End refuses to use the word “Christmas” in its catalog—even though it sells Christmas items—we verified its authenticity.  Printed below is part of the reply we received from Merlin W. Gorsline in the Customer Relations Department to an inquiry we made regarding the refusal... [Read more...]