From the Los Angeles Times (1-11-07): Three newly elected school board members in southern Orange County want to rename the two-week winter vacation the "Christmas" recess... Deborah Lauter, national civil rights director for the Anti-Defamation League, said she was dismayed by the trend, which she says values Christianity above other religions. "Public schools should seek to [...]
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Activists: A curmudgeon in Warwick, New York, kicked up a fuss about a "Breakfast with Santa" fundraiser held each year by the PTA of Sanfordville Elementary School. One parent claimed that the popular fundraiser, which is held on a Saturday and is completely optional, is offensive to non-Christians because it includes a visit from Santa Claus.In [...]
Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed Hollywood’s latest assault on Christians and Christmas: “On Christmas Eve, Comedy Central is featuring ‘Sacrilicious Sunday,’ a series of non-stop shows designed to offend Christians. It opens at midnight with ‘Carlos Mencia,’ the standup comedian who this past year did a show on the sex life of Pope John Paul [...]
Here’s what Catholic League president Bill Donohue said today about the upcoming movie, “Black Christmas”: “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 [...]
Catholic League president Bill Donohue spoke to some disturbing events this Christmas season: “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 is the venue this December of the K-Space exhibit, a collection of pieces representing the work of artists [...]
Catholic League president Bill Donohue released these remarks today on the latest round of anti-Christmas incidents: “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 [...]
Don Feder of Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation (JAACD) and Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious And Civil Rights today issued the following joint statement: “We are appalled by the decision of the Seattle Airport (Sea-Tac) to remove the Christmas trees which have graced the airport for 25 years. “We are saddened that this was [...]
The culture war over Christmas got off to a flying start in November when Wal-Mart and other department stores said they would invoke "Merry Christmas" this year instead of the secular greeting "Happy Holidays." Everyone credited the Catholic League with the turnaround, save, of course, for Bill O'Reilly who once again took credit for our win; [...]