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CHRISTMAS IN THE WORKPLACE
January 17th, 2009 | Catalyst Online, Features

The anti-Christmas Czars were busy in the workplace again this past Christmas season. Here are a few examples: Cindy Wigglesworth, founder of Conscious Pursuits, said Christmas represents a “challenge” to employers. The “challenge” is how to have “an enthused workforce and be faith-friendly and faith-neutral and not violate any laws.” She... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS STIRRINGS
December 24th, 2008 | Catalyst Online, Front Page

This year the Christmas stirrings started early. The anti-Christmas folks wasted no time protesting the holiday. In November, the American Humanist Association launched its “Godless Holiday Campaign.” It placed ads in newspapers that read, “Why believe in god? Just be good for goodness’ sake.” The same ad is now posted on Metro buses in Washington,... [Read more...]


COMEDY CENTRAL PERPETUATES WAR ON CHRISTMAS
December 23rd, 2008 | Latest News Releases

Comedy Central has recently re-broadcast a 2005 Denis Leary special called, “Merry F#%$in’ Christmas.” It also plans to air this program on Christmas Day. We complained to Comedy Central about this show in 2005 and we were rewarded with “Sacrilicious Sunday” in 2006 in which anti-Christian programs were aired all day on Christmas Eve. Leary’s... [Read more...]


ROOT CAUSE OF THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS
December 19th, 2008 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why the war on Christmas exists: “The root cause of the war on Christmas, which is conducted almost exclusively by well-educated white people in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia—the very same people who like gay marriage—has almost nothing to do with fidelity to law (the First Amendment in... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS IN THE WORKPLACE
December 17th, 2008 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue discusses what’s going on: “Cindy Wigglesworth, founder of Conscious Pursuits, says Christmas represents a ‘challenge’ to employers. The so-called challenge is how to have ‘an enthused workforce and be faith-friendly and faith-neutral and not violate any laws.’ She does not say what laws might be violated,... [Read more...]


HATE GROUP WANTS ANTI-CHRISTMAS SIGN; WASHINGTON GOV. MUST DECIDE
December 11th, 2008 | Latest News Releases

The Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas-based group, has asked Washington Governor Chris Gregoire for permission to display an anti-Christmas sign next to the nativity scene in the Capitol building. The sign, “Santa Claus Will Take You to Hell,” would also appear next to an atheist sign sponsored by the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Catholic League... [Read more...]


ANTI-CHRISTMAS STRATEGIES EVOLVE
December 10th, 2008 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains how the anti-Christmas agenda has changed: “There was no anti-Christmas agenda until the 1980s, and at that time it was led by the ACLU. The strategy of choice was to ban the display of religious symbols, especially the crèche, on public property. This legal strategy, which worked relatively well, has... [Read more...]


KUDOS TO GRUCCI: NO CHRISTMAS PARADE, NO FIREWORKS
October 24th, 2008 | Latest News Releases

The internationally known fireworks company, Grucci, has pulled out of an annual Christmas event on Long Island because the town of Patchogue decided to break with its 15-year tradition of holding a Christmas Boat Parade: This year it decided to rename the event the Patchogue Holiday Boat Parade. Grucci vice president Phil Butler, a vocal critic of... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS CENSORS WERE BUSY AGAIN
January 24th, 2008 | Catalyst Online, Features

Here are some examples of attempts to censor Christmas in 2007: · For 75 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce sponsored the ‘Hollywood Christmas Parade.’ When it refused to sponsor the parade this year, the L.A. City Council took over, renaming it the ‘Hollywood Santa Parade.’ · The Department of Housing and Urban Development has censored... [Read more...]


PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S IDEA OF CHRISTMAS
January 24th, 2008 | Catalyst Online, Features

Every Christmas season, Planned Parenthood e-mails its supporters a Christmas card titled, “Choice on Earth.” This year the e-mail had an accompanying video featuring, “Moments that inspired us in 2007.” One of the highlights of the year was the opening of a new clinic in Aurora, Illinois. Catholic League president Bill Donohue ripped into Planned... [Read more...]