CHRISTMAS CENSORS NEUTER A FIREHOUSE
In December, town officials in Glenview, Illinois, a northern Chicago suburb, ordered all Christmas decorations removed from the inside of a firehouse.
Some residents complained that they could see Christmas lights, a Christmas tree and a Santa Claus inside Glenview’s Station No. 7 when they drove down Glenview Road. Village officials declared... [Read more...]
CHRISTMAS CENSORS NEUTER A FIREHOUSE
Town officials in Glenview, Illinois, a northern Chicago suburb, have ordered all Christmas decorations removed from the inside of a firehouse. Some residents complained that they could see Christmas lights, a Christmas tree and a Santa Claus inside Glenview’s Station No. 7 when they drove down Glenview Road. Village officials declared that they... [Read more...]
Religious Expression at Christmastime: Guidelines of the Catholic League
Guidelines of the Catholic League
This booklet was prepared by Gerard Bradley of the University of Notre Dame School of Law and Robert Lockwood of the Catholic League. It is a guide that we hope will be of use to Catholics, as well as to the general public, regarding what kinds of religious expression are permissible at Christmastime.... [Read more...]
DIVERSITY DESPOTS GUT CHRISTMAS IN THE OFFICE
Catholic League president William Donohue spoke today on the way diversity specialists in the corporate world are responding to Christmas:
“The Diversity Despots are once again seeking to gut Christmas from the workplace. Fraser Nelson, executive director of the Disability Law Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, is against any religious holiday in... [Read more...]
DECEMBER DILEMMA REMEDIED: CENSOR CHRISTMAS
Catholic League president William Donohue addressed today the claim that there is a December Dilemma in the schools:
“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... [Read more...]
HOLY SMOKES! JESUS AND CHRISTMAS RESTORED IN TWO STATES
On December 3, the Catholic League issued a news release regarding the decision of the Meriden Public Library in Meriden, Connecticut, to ban portraits of Jesus from an artist’s exhibition. The artist, Mary Morely, was told she could not show her reverential paintings of Jesus because it violated a library policy that disallows “inappropriate”... [Read more...]
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY ISSUES WARNINGS ON CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS
Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the way Central Michigan University is handling Christmas celebrations:
“Central Michigan University’s affirmative action office publishes a calendar, available online, that denotes various holidays. In December, it lists Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Las Posadas. An asterisk next... [Read more...]
INDIANA LAW PROFESSOR CENSORS CHRISTMAS TREE
Indiana University Law Professor Florence Roisman complained about a Christmas tree on campus last week and succeeded in getting it removed. She said the 12-foot tree celebrated Christmas. Roisman, who is Jewish, opined, “To honor one religion and not honor others is exclusionary.” The tree had no religious ornaments on it.
The Dean of Students,... [Read more...]
CENSORING CHRISTMAS IN THE SCHOOLS
Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following news release today:
“Two years ago, a public school teacher in Queens called the Catholic League to inform us that the principal of her school had issued a memo inviting teachers to bring religious symbols to school that represent the Muslim, Kwanzaa and Jewish religions. Leaving aside... [Read more...]
RIPPING UP THE RELIGIOUS ROOTS OF CHRISTMAS
As the lead story in this issue of Catalyst indicates, the “Holiday Wars” lost no steam in 2002. Here are some other examples of how deracinated our culture is becoming:
Every December on New York’s Park Avenue the Helmsley Building nightly features a huge display of lights in the shape of a cross. This is the first year it has been discontinued.
GAP... [Read more...]