OBAMAS WOULD LIKE TO NEUTER CHRISTMAS
In yesterday’s New York Times, there was an article about White House social secretary Desirée Rogers. In it, reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg wrote: “When former social secretaries gave a luncheon to welcome Ms. Rogers earlier this year, one participant said, she surprised them by suggesting the Obamas were planning a ‘non-religious Christmas….’”
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CHRISTMAS FOES WALK A MINEFIELD
Catholic League president Bill Donohue talks about the way Christmas foes navigate the holiday:
This is a tricky season for those who delight in warring on Christmas. Consider what is happening in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Erik Brown is the principal of Walsh Elementary in the Waterbury School District. His staff is under strict orders not to employ secular,... [Read more...]
ATHEISTS LAUNCH GRINCH CAMPAIGNS
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest Grinch campaigns:
This is a lonely time of year for those who believe in nothing. Most, however, manage to get by without lashing out at believers. But not the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Last year, this group took its campaign to Olympia, Washington, and this year the Wisconsin-based... [Read more...]
PETA BARES CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN
Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses the latest scam by PETA:
It would be hard to find an organization in the U.S. which treats animals more unethically than People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In 2008, as demonstrated by the Center for Consumer Freedom, PETA killed 95 percent of the adoptable pets in its care. Indeed, it... [Read more...]
ANTI-CHRISTMAS GANG IN HIGH GEAR
Catholic League president Bill Donohue opines as follows:
· The menorah in Nashville’s Riverfront Park is okay by the ACLU, but the crèche in Clarksville, Tennessee is not. Why? The City of Clarksville paid $200 for the animals used in the nativity scene.
· A woman from Manchester, Massachusetts was told she cannot have a live nativity scene... [Read more...]
HOLIDAY GIFTS BANNED IN SCHOOL GIFT SHOP
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest war on Christmas:
The Byam Elementary School in Chelmsford, Massachusetts recently asked parents to donate holiday gifts to its holiday gift shop; the shopping days are December 1-4. Shopping guidelines informed that “Seasonal items such as snowmen, mittens, snowflakes are a big hit.”... [Read more...]
The Catholic Church is committed to strong interreligious relations, as well it should be. Being respectful of other religions is a good thing, and it very often leads to crucial coalitions on timely political, economic, social and cultural matters. There is a difference, however, between respecting other religions and fawning over them.
Surely we want... [Read more...]
NOTE TO MEMBERS: FOLLOW THE CATHOLIC LEAGUE ONLINE
The Catholic League would like to announce two new ways for our supporters to follow us on the Internet. We have established pages on the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter in addition to the Feedback section on the Catholic League homepage.
These new pages will allow Catholic League followers to get the latest updates on news releases, chatterbox... [Read more...]
CHRISTMAS TREE RETURNS IN KENTUCKY
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:
On November 3, we noted that the “War on Christmas” had begun. One piece of evidence that was offered was the decision to have a “Holiday Tree,” instead of a “Christmas Tree,” in Frankfort, Kentucky. But after getting pounded by outraged Christians, Gov. Steve Beshear has reversed... [Read more...]
WAR ON CHRISTMAS COMMENCES
Catholic League president Bill Donohue notes that the 2009 war on Christmas has begun:
For almost three decades, there has been a Christmas parade in Amelia, Ohio, a village outside Cincinnati. But this year there will be none. Fearing that the dreaded word “Christmas” may trigger a lawsuit, the village changed the name to the “Holiday Parade,”... [Read more...]