CHRISTMAS TREE CENSORED IN EUGENE, OREGON
The city manager of Eugene, Oregon, Jim Johnson, has issued a directive banning Christmas trees from public places. Johnson argues that the tree is a religious symbol and therefore cannot be placed on public property. The ban was issued after “a number of non-Christians” complained.
In his memo of November 20 to all city employees, Johnson said... [Read more...]
“F— CHRISTMAS” T-SHIRTS NOW ON SALE
A store in Berkeley, California, Bear Basics, is selling T-shirts that say “F— Christmas”; the shirt bears the full name of the obscenity.
William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, today explained the league’s response to this matter:
“The manager of Bear Basics, Sandie Handschoh, was not available when I called yesterday, but... [Read more...]
CHRISTMAS WARS CONTINUE IN SCHOOLS AND PARKS
Every December controversies rage over the placement of religious symbols in public schools and on public property. This year is no exception as lobbying efforts to cleanse the schools and parks of any religious symbolism are being waged by activist organizations that want to further secularize society. Such organizations include the ACLU, ADL,... [Read more...]
CHRISTIANS WANT CRECHES, NOT CHRISTMAS TREES
This holiday season, like those before it, is marked by the public display of Christmas trees and menorahs, the alleged symbols of the Christian holiday, Christmas, and the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah, respectively. But the Christmas tree is recognized, both in history and by the U. S. Supreme Court, as a secular symbol, while the menorah is recognized... [Read more...]
NEW NBC SHOW TAKES SHOT AT PRIESTS
Bill Donohue comments on a slur against priests in NBC’s new show, “You, Me and the Apocalypse”:
“My job’s to prove they felt up kids …”
That’s how “Father Jude,” the foul-mouthed priest character in NBC’s new show, “You, Me and the Apocalypse,” describes his role as “Devil’s... [Read more...]
HOW ABORTION BECAME FEMINISM’S HOLY GRAIL
Sue Ellen Browder, Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2015)
Over the years, others have noted the hypocrisies of the so-called women’s movement, as its self-appointed leaders abandoned broad principles of equality for a radical feminist ideology.... [Read more...]
BILL MAHER OFFENDS YET AGAIN
Bill Donohue comments on Bill Maher’s latest assault on decency:
When serial anti-Catholic bigots Bill Maher and Seth MacFarlane get together, it is a sure fire recipe for new lows in tastelessness. And that’s what we got on HBO last Friday night, as MacFarlane appeared on “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
“…you’re... [Read more...]
ABORTION SURVIVORS MATTER
In the current issue of Catalyst, the Catholic League journal, Bill Donohue ran an excerpt of testimony given by Melissa Ohden last September before the House Judiciary Committee. Her mother tried to abort her, but the “procedure” failed.
In commemoration of the March for Life, we are making available this selection of what the founder... [Read more...]
NEBRASKA BISHOPS RIP GENDER IDEOLOGY
Bill Donohue comments on a statement issued by Nebraska bishops opposing a gender identity policy pushed by a state organization:
The Nebraska National School Activities Association has voted—against the express will of a majority of its districts—to allow transgender participation in high school sports and other activities. The three Nebraska Catholic... [Read more...]
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FRIGHTENS SECULARISTS
Bill Donohue comments on Religious Freedom Day:
January 16 is Religious Freedom Day, a day that most Americans are proud to support. There are some, however, who are frightened by it.
Frederick Clarkson is frightened. He is the author of “When Exemption is the Rule: The Religious Freedom Strategy of the Christian Right,” an analysis of Christian... [Read more...]