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DON’T CALL IT CHRISTMAS
December 8th, 2004 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president William Donohue addressed the growing aversion to the use of the word Christmas: “The residents of Fontana, California celebrated their annual Festival of Winter last weekend.  Santa Claus, who is not associated with anything other than Christmas, was inexplicably present in the parade through Miller Park.  Just as curious,... [Read more...]


PUBLIC CELEBRATIONS OF HANUKKAH AND CHRISTMAS
December 7th, 2004 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the way Hanukkah and Christmas are being publicly celebrated: “In today’s New York Times, there are four ads by major department stores wishing Jews Happy Hanukkah: Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue (a fifth, Tiffany & Co., has an ad selling a menorah... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS IS THE NEW “C-WORD”
December 1st, 2004 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the latest attempts to ban Christmas: “Parents in Maine’s Scarborough School District say that efforts to ban Christmas have become so extreme that they now refer to Christmas as the new ‘C-word.’  In nearby New Hampshire, things aren’t any better.  For example, the principal... [Read more...]


RAMADAN AND CHRISTMAS IN THE SCHOOLS
November 30th, 2004 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president William Donohue lists what some public schools recently did to accommodate Muslim students during Ramadan.  ·    Muslim students at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord, California were allowed to use an available room to pray. Tahali Community School in St. Cloud, Florida provided a quiet space for students to pray... [Read more...]


“RELIGION-FRIENDLY ZONE” DECALS FOR CHRISTMAS
November 29th, 2004 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president William Donohue explained today what the Catholic League is doing this year to promote Christmas celebrations: “Every December the Catholic League expends considerable resources fighting against those who seek to censor Christmas.  The issues are multiple: we have fought those who seek to ban the display of crèches on... [Read more...]


CENSORING CHRISTMAS
January 22nd, 2004 | Catalyst Online, Front Page

Every December the Catholic League goes into high gear confronting those who attempt to censor Christmas. This year was no exception. Unfortunately, the long-awaited ruling on the New York City schools did not come down. So another year went by without nativity scenes in the schools; Jewish menorahs and Islamic crescent and stars were allowed. We fought... [Read more...]


DECEMBER DILEMMA REMEDIED: CENSOR CHRISTMAS
January 22nd, 2004 | Catalyst Online, Features

When people say there is a December Dilemma, what they mean is that school officials are in a bind: how can they allow the celebration of Christmas without offending others? The answer? Censor Christmas. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is so worried about Christmas that it issues an annual document, “The December Dilemma,” on how to deal... [Read more...]


DIVERSITY DESPOTS GUT CHRISTMAS IN THE OFFICE
January 22nd, 2004 | Catalyst Online, Features

It’s not just the schools that are censoring Christmas; the corporate world is doing its part as well. So-called diversity specialists are the ones seeking to gut Christmas from the workplace. We call them the Diversity Despots. Take, for example, Fraser Nelson, executive director of the Disability Law Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nelson, who... [Read more...]


CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY REPEALS CHRISTMAS WARNINGS
January 22nd, 2004 | Catalyst Online, Features

In December, we learned that Central Michigan University’s affirmative action office publishes a calendar, available online, that denotes various holidays. In December 2003, it listed Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Las Posadas. But there was an asterisk next to Christmas: it read, “Warning of Holiday Decorations.” By clicking on... [Read more...]


INDIANA LAW PROFESSOR CENSORS CHRISTMAS TREE
January 22nd, 2004 | Catalyst Online, Features

Indiana University Law Professor Florence Roisman complained about a Christmas tree on campus and succeeded in getting it removed. She said the 12-foot tree celebrated Christmas. Roisman, who is Jewish, opined, “To honor one religion and not honor others is exclusionary.” The tree had no religious ornaments on it. The Dean of Students, Tony... [Read more...]