CHRISTMAS PANIC AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIV.
Here is what we told the press about the panic over Christmas that 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... [Read more...]
The War on Christmas
New York, NY—In 2005, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan honored holidays for Hispanics, Jews, Muslims and African Americans, but not for Christians. In October the museum featured Hispanic Heritage Month, as well as a Ramadan in New York City Festival; the latter event meant that children were read stories about Islamic traditions.... [Read more...]
THERE ARE NO CHRISTMAS WARS?
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
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
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
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...]
CONFRONTING THE CHRISTMAS CENSORS
William A. Donohue
John Gibson, who anchors the Fox News Channel’s “The Big Story,” has written a splendid book about the culture wars over Christmas. It is aptly titled, The War on Christmas: How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday Is Worse Than You Thought.
Gibson recounts a series of anti-Christmas cases that have... [Read more...]
CHRISTMAS CENSORS ALREADY AT WORK
By November 3, the Catholic League had already seen the first attempts to censor Christmas in 2005. Bill Donohue had to this say:
“The regional director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in San Diego announced this week his disdain for ‘Christmas programs’ and his support for ‘winter programs.’ Morris S. Casuto explained... [Read more...]
NYC MUSEUM HONORS MINORITY HOLIDAYS; “FRUITY FONDUE” FOR CHRISTMAS
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan likes to honor the holidays of Hispanics, Jews, Muslims and African Americans, but not of Christians.
For example, in October the museum featured Hispanic Heritage Month, as well as aRamadan in New York City Festival; the latter event meant that children were read stories about Islamic traditions. But there were... [Read more...]
LANDS’ END RESOLVES CHRISTMAS DISPUTE
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...]