TIMES HAVE CHANGED
The picture below is from the Sunday edition of New York’s Daily News commemorating Good Friday in 1962. It is a sign of the times that no illuminated crosses in lighted windows would ever be displayed today.
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SECULARISTS ARE A SOCIAL LIABILITY
A couple of weeks ago, Gallup released a poll that details how the states vary on church attendance. Gallup’s latest effort on measuring religious practices is drawn from its daily tracking interviews in 2014. It sought to tap how often Americans in each state attended church, synagogue, or mosque.
The study found that ten of the top 12 states... [Read more...]
IBM ATTACKS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
Bill Donohue replies to IBM’s assault on religious liberty:
Corporate behemoth IBM wants to join the culture war. Welcome, though it may regret doing so.
No one knew how anti-Christian IBM had become until it unleashed its fury against a religious-liberty bill in Louisiana. Its governor, Bobby Jindal, is a practicing Catholic, and he plans to... [Read more...]
ANOTHER BASELESS ATTACK ON PIUS XII
Bill Donohue comments on an article by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach posted yesterday online at observer.com attacking Pope Pius XII:
Rabbi Boteach’s piece trotted out the discredited thesis that Pope Pius XII was “silent” during the Holocaust. In actual fact, the pope did more to save Jews from the Nazis than any other religious leader in... [Read more...]
POLL DISTORTS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ISSUE
Bill Donohue comments on a new poll about religious liberty:
In January, an AP-GfK poll found that 57 percent agreed that “wedding-related businesses with religious objections should be allowed to refuse service to same-sex couples.” Today, a Reuters/Ipsos poll was released that tapped the following questions:
“Businesses should not... [Read more...]
ANTI-CATHOLIC REMARK SPARKS APOLOGY
Bill Donohue comments on a news release he issued earlier today:
Approximately two hours ago, we issued a news release taking jewishbusinessnews.com to task for making an anti-Catholic comment in a story about alleged anti-Catholicism (click here). We recently heard from Sima Ella, the CEO of the media outlet; I personally contacted her before going... [Read more...]
CATHOLIC BASHING AT WORK AND IN THE MEDIA
Steven Rosen, co-founder of Rainmaker Associates, a financial recruiting firm, has been sued by one of his employees, Joseph Modica, for allegedly mocking his Catholicism.
According to Modica, Rosen said, “You don’t really believe Jesus was born to a Virgin Mother, or are you that big of a moron?” He is also accused of saying, “Is... [Read more...]
CHRISTIAN BASHING MARKS EASTER SEASON
Bill Donohue comments on how the Easter season was marked by anti-Christianity:
Yesterday, Chris Hardwick used his Easter Monday Comedy Central show, “@Midnight,” to make a joke about Jesus’ resurrection: “Jesus woke up from a nap and now all sins have been wiped clean to make room for even more heinous ones. Whatever you... [Read more...]
SEXUAL ORIENTATION IS NOT ANALOGOUS TO RACE
Bill Donohue comments on the meaning of sexual orientation:
The conventional wisdom says that there is no difference between sexual orientation and other demographic characteristics. The conventional wisdom is wrong.
Sexual orientation is profoundly unlike such categories as race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, and religion. Why? Because unlike the traditional... [Read more...]
INDIANA PIZZERIA SAYS NO TO GAY WEDDINGS
Bill Donohue comments on pizza store owners in Indiana who agree with the Indiana religious liberty law and will not service a gay wedding:
The O’Connor family has owned Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana for nine years, and it says it will not provide pizzas for a gay wedding. “We’re not discriminating against anyone,” explains... [Read more...]