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 started singing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman," immediately sending Michelle Baldwin into orbit. She summoned a cop [...]
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A rabbi from Seattle threatened to sue the Port of Seattle if an eight-foot menorah wasn't erected at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) to "balance" Christmas trees there. Airport officials responded by removing the trees. Don Feder of Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation and Bill Donohue issued a statement to the press. They said, "Courts have held the [...]
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 was the venue this December of the K-Space exhibit, a collection of pieces representing the work of artists from K-Space Arts Studio in this Texas city. Included was "an acrylic painting [...]
On December 7, Bill Donohue and Don Feder, president of Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation, launched a "Why I Hate Christmas" contest. Donohue explained 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. Don Feder and I would like to [...]
According to a story in the Rocky Mountain News, a state audit released last year barred the University of Colorado from holding Christmas parties; the university notified all employees that a "holiday party is no longer sole justification for an allowable university event." According to Bronson Hillard, spokesman for the university, "What matters the most is [...]
At Missouri State University, the Office of Multicultural Student Services did not list Christmas as part of its December celebrations: but it did list Kwanzaa, which, unfortunately, they think is spelled Kwanza. They celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month from mid-September to mid-October; October is Gay and Lesbian Month; and Native American Heritage Month captures November. But no [...]
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 open on Christmas Day. Unless, of course, the men behind the movie are Harvey and [...]
On Christmas Eve, Comedy Central featured "Sacrilicious Sunday," a series of non-stop shows designed to offend Christians. It opened at midnight with "Carlos Mencia," the standup comedian who, in 2006, did a show on the sex life of Pope John Paul II in heaven. At 1:00 a.m., "Bad Santa" was shown: the R-rated film stars a [...]