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The War on Christmas

Activists: A curmudgeon in Warwick, New York, kicked up a fuss about a “Breakfast with Santa” fundraiser held each year by the PTA of Sanfordville Elementary School. One parent claimed that the popular fundraiser, which is held on a Saturday and is completely optional, is offensive to non-Christians because it includes a visit from Santa... [Read more...]


COMEDY CENTRAL’S CHRISTMAS GIFT: “SACRILICIOUS SUNDAY”
December 20th, 2006 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed Hollywood’s latest assault on Christians and Christmas: “On Christmas Eve, Comedy Central is featuring ‘Sacrilicious Sunday,’ a series of non-stop shows designed to offend Christians. It opens at midnight with ‘Carlos Mencia,’ the standup comedian who this past year did a show on the sex life... [Read more...]


“BLACK CHRISTMAS” IS VINTAGE WEINSTEIN
December 20th, 2006 | Latest News Releases

Here’s what Catholic League president Bill Donohue said today about the upcoming movie, “Black Christmas”: “It is not uncommon for theaters to host dark comedies or tear-jerkers during the most fun time of the year, namely Christmastime. Psycho-type films have also been released in December. But when it comes to blood and gore flicks, they never... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS SEASON MARKED BY OBSCENITIES
December 19th, 2006 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue spoke to some disturbing events this Christmas season: “Anti-Catholic art is offensive any time of the year, but it is doubly so when it occurs at Christmastime. The Art Center of Corpus Christi is the venue this December of the K-Space exhibit, a collection of pieces representing the work of artists from K-Space... [Read more...]


ANTI-CHRISTMAS FEVER ABOUNDS
December 14th, 2006 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue released these remarks today on the latest round of anti-Christmas incidents: “Like most Jews, Olympic skater Sasha Cohen is not offended by Christmas carols. But that didn’t stop a government employee from trying to protect her. While Cohen was skating at a rink in Riverside, California, a high-school choir... [Read more...]


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...]


“MERRY CHRISTMAS” RETURNS; CULTURE WAR CONTINUES
December 7th, 2006 | Catalyst Online, Front Page

The culture war over Christmas got off to a flying start in November when Wal-Mart and other department stores said they would invoke “Merry Christmas” this year instead of the secular greeting “Happy Holidays.” Everyone credited the Catholic League with the turnaround, save, of course, for Bill O’Reilly who once again... [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...]


UNIV. OF COLORADO CENSORS CHRISTMAS PARTIES
November 20th, 2006 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today on the censoring of Christmas parties this year at the University of Colorado: “According to a recent news story in the Rocky Mountain News, a state audit released last year barred the University of Colorado from holding Christmas parties; the university has now notified all employees that a ‘holiday... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN ALERT
October 7th, 2006 | Catalyst Online, Features

Our friends at the Thomas More Law Center, a national Christian public interest law firm, are already gearing up to defend against the War on Christmas that inevitably takes place every year. The Law Center is going on the offensive, and they need your help. You can help the Law Center achieve its goal by asking your city to allow the display of a Nativity... [Read more...]