MESSAGE RECEIVED

Catalyst June Issue 2003

Catholic League members often send us greeting cards they find offensive. If we agree, we contact the company that made them. If we see something really offensive, we let loose with a news release. There was no need for a news release when we saw a card made by Shade Tree Greetings, but we thought a letter might be appropriate.

On the cover of the card there is a picture of two girls in Communion dresses with the inscription, “We were good little Catholic girls.” On the inside it reads, “The emphasis is on WERE.” A facsimile of the cover appears below:

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In our letter to the chairman of the company, we began by saying “It is our belief that your company would not intentionally single out Catholics for ridicule.” (Rather coy, isn’t it?) We then asked if he could send us any cards that depict “rabbis, imams or members of other religious groups in a similar light.” We were kind enough to thank him in advance.

He immediately called us and apologized profusely. Indeed, we thought the poor devil was going to have a heart attack. It’s fair to say he got the message.


Written by Bill