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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...]


CHRISTMAS CENSORS NEUTER A FIREHOUSE
January 22nd, 2004 | Catalyst Online, Features

In December, town officials in Glenview, Illinois, a northern Chicago suburb, ordered all Christmas decorations removed from the inside of a firehouse. Some residents complained that they could see Christmas lights, a Christmas tree and a Santa Claus inside Glenview’s Station No. 7 when they drove down Glenview Road. Village officials declared... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS CENSORS NEUTER A FIREHOUSE
December 22nd, 2003 | Latest News Releases

Town officials in Glenview, Illinois, a northern Chicago suburb, have ordered all Christmas decorations removed from the inside of a firehouse.  Some residents complained that they could see Christmas lights, a Christmas tree and a Santa Claus inside Glenview’s Station No. 7 when they drove down Glenview Road.  Village officials declared that they... [Read more...]


Religious Expression at Christmastime: Guidelines of the Catholic League

Guidelines of the Catholic League Christmas 2003 This booklet was prepared by Gerard Bradley of the University of Notre Dame School of Law and Robert Lockwood of the Catholic League. It is a guide that we hope will be of use to Catholics, as well as to the general public, regarding what kinds of religious expression are permissible at Christmastime.... [Read more...]


DIVERSITY DESPOTS GUT CHRISTMAS IN THE OFFICE
December 17th, 2003 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president William Donohue spoke today on the way diversity specialists in the corporate world are responding to Christmas: “The Diversity Despots are once again seeking to gut Christmas from the workplace.  Fraser Nelson, executive director of the Disability Law Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, is against any religious holiday in... [Read more...]


DECEMBER DILEMMA REMEDIED: CENSOR CHRISTMAS
December 16th, 2003 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president William Donohue addressed today the claim that there is a December Dilemma in the schools: “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... [Read more...]