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CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY ISSUES WARNINGS ON CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS
December 12th, 2003 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the way Central Michigan University is handling Christmas celebrations: “Central Michigan University’s affirmative action office publishes a calendar, available online, that denotes various holidays.  In December, it lists Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Las Posadas.  An asterisk next... [Read more...]


INDIANA LAW PROFESSOR CENSORS CHRISTMAS TREE
December 8th, 2003 | Latest News Releases

Indiana University Law Professor Florence Roisman complained about a Christmas tree on campus last week 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,... [Read more...]


CENSORING CHRISTMAS IN THE SCHOOLS
December 3rd, 2003 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following news release today: “Two years ago, a public school teacher in Queens called the Catholic League to inform us that the principal of her school had issued a memo inviting teachers to bring religious symbols to school that represent the Muslim, Kwanzaa and Jewish religions.  Leaving aside... [Read more...]


RIPPING UP THE RELIGIOUS ROOTS OF CHRISTMAS
January 23rd, 2003 | Catalyst Online, Features

As the lead story in this issue of Catalyst indicates, the “Holiday Wars” lost no steam in 2002. Here are some other examples of how deracinated our culture is becoming: Every December on New York’s Park Avenue the Helmsley Building nightly features a huge display of lights in the shape of a cross. This is the first year it has been discontinued. GAP... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS CONTROVERSIES
December 23rd, 2002 | Catalyst Online, Front Page

Every December the Catholic League goes on high alert over the ever-predictable Christmas controversies. The controversies started early this year when it was revealed in October that there will be no religious displays allowed during the holiday season at Saluda Shoals Park in Irmo, North Carolina. Last year the league was busy restoring the right... [Read more...]


ATTEMPTS TO SANITIZE CHRISTMAS OCCUR IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTORS ALIKE
December 18th, 2002 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president William Donohue today listed recent attempts to sanitize Christmas in both the private and public sectors: Every year on New York’s Park Avenue the Helmsley Building nightly features a huge display of lights in the shape of a cross. This is the first year it has been discontinued. GAP stores on the East Coast have banned... [Read more...]


RIPPING UP THE RELIGIOUS ROOTS OF CHRISTMAS
December 4th, 2002 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president William Donohue offered the following observations today on attempts to rip up the religious roots of Christmas: “The controversy over the display of religious symbols on public property has already begun.  While the U.S. Supreme Court has not spoken with clarity on this issue, there is some settled ground that public officials... [Read more...]


ANTI-CHRISTMAS ANIMUS EVIDENT NATIONWIDE
February 23rd, 2002 | Catalyst Online, Front Page

The culture war that has gripped the nation is nowhere more clearly evident than in the annual attempt to stamp out Christmas. Things got out-of-hand this year, in particular. Some thought the events of 9-11 would bring us together, but as the following examples demonstrate, there are some who are absolutely determined to divide us. · Government officials... [Read more...]


SAYING “MERRY CHRISTMAS” MADE SAFE IN SEATTLE
January 23rd, 2002 | Catalyst Online, Front Page

Thanks to the Catholic League, employees in King County, Washington, were allowed to say “Merry Christmas” this year. But if the Seattle-area county executive Ron Sims had his way, the ban he instituted would still be in place. Sims, who is a Baptist minister, issued a memo on November 14 mandating that King County employees use “religion-neutral”... [Read more...]


MAKERS OF HOLIDAY GREETING CARDS DUMB DOWN CHRISTMAS
January 23rd, 2002 | Catalyst Online, Features

Makers of holiday greeting cards show great unevenness in their handling of Christian, Jewish and Muslim holidays. Here is what our review of the greeting cards available on the home page of Yahoo! revealed: There are over 350 Christmas cards yet only 25 have a religious content. There are at least 8 objectionable cards in the “Humorous”... [Read more...]