LET’S HAVE A PARTY—BUT NOT A CHRISTMAS ONE
Catholic League president William Donohue today addressed what’s been happening to Christmas parties in the workplace:
“For decades, employees at Time magazine had a Christmas party and looked forward to receiving a Christmas bonus. But starting three years ago, the party was banned and so were the Christmas bonuses. This is not to say that... [Read more...]
CENSORING CHRISTMAS IN THE WORKPLACE
Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on attempts to censor Christmas in the workplace:
“The University of Alabama’s Office of Cultural Diversity recommends that all nativity scenes should be banned because they are ‘religion-centered.’ The menorah, which is a Jewish religious symbol, is ‘fine’ because it is really... [Read more...]
THE POLITICS OF INCLUSION AT CHRISTMASTIME
Catholic League president William Donohue spoke out today about the politics of inclusion at Christmastime:
“Students at Spring Grove Elementary School in McHenry County, Illinois recently managed to sing holiday songs without ever mentioning Christ or the Christmas story. In another Illinois community, students in the Woodland District schools... [Read more...]
DON’T CALL IT CHRISTMAS
Catholic League president William Donohue addressed the growing aversion to the use of the word Christmas:
“The residents of Fontana, California celebrated their annual Festival of Winter last weekend. Santa Claus, who is not associated with anything other than Christmas, was inexplicably present in the parade through Miller Park. Just as curious,... [Read more...]
PUBLIC CELEBRATIONS OF HANUKKAH AND CHRISTMAS
Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the way Hanukkah and Christmas are being publicly celebrated:
“In today’s New York Times, there are four ads by major department stores wishing Jews Happy Hanukkah: Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue (a fifth, Tiffany & Co., has an ad selling a menorah... [Read more...]
CHRISTMAS IS THE NEW “C-WORD”
Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the latest attempts to ban Christmas:
“Parents in Maine’s Scarborough School District say that efforts to ban Christmas have become so extreme that they now refer to Christmas as the new ‘C-word.’ In nearby New Hampshire, things aren’t any better. For example, the principal... [Read more...]
RAMADAN AND CHRISTMAS IN THE SCHOOLS
Catholic League president William Donohue lists what some public schools recently did to accommodate Muslim students during Ramadan.
· Muslim students at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord, California were allowed to use an available room to pray.
Tahali Community School in St. Cloud, Florida provided a quiet space for students to pray... [Read more...]
“RELIGION-FRIENDLY ZONE” DECALS FOR CHRISTMAS
Catholic League president William Donohue explained today what the Catholic League is doing this year to promote Christmas celebrations:
“Every December the Catholic League expends considerable resources fighting against those who seek to censor Christmas. The issues are multiple: we have fought those who seek to ban the display of crèches on... [Read more...]
Every December the Catholic League goes into high gear confronting those who attempt to censor Christmas. This year was no exception.
Unfortunately, the long-awaited ruling on the New York City schools did not come down. So another year went by without nativity scenes in the schools; Jewish menorahs and Islamic crescent and stars were allowed.
We fought... [Read more...]
DECEMBER DILEMMA REMEDIED: CENSOR CHRISTMAS
When people say there is a December Dilemma, what they mean is that school officials are in a bind: how can they allow the celebration of Christmas without offending others? The answer? Censor Christmas.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is so worried about Christmas that it issues an annual document, “The December Dilemma,” on how to deal... [Read more...]