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MAKING CHRISTMAS DISAPPEAR
December 20th, 2001 | Latest News Releases

Many examples of making Christmas disappear have recently come to the attention of the Catholic League.  Here are some of them: An insert in the New York Times Magazine of November 18 entitled, “The Best of the Season,” had a calendar section that listed events for Hanukkah on December 9 and Kwanzaa events for December 26.  For December 25,... [Read more...]


EMPLOYEES OF KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON, CAN NOW SAY “MERRY CHRISTMAS”
December 12th, 2001 | Latest News Releases

On December 10, the Catholic League issued a news release criticizing a November 14 memo by Ron Sims, the King County Executive in Washington State, that warned county employees not to say “Merry Christmas.”  He has now reversed himself saying it is okay to say “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Hanukkah.”  However, Sims, and his chief of staff,... [Read more...]


MAKERS OF HOLIDAY GREETING CARDS DUMB DOWN CHRISTMAS
December 10th, 2001 | Latest News Releases

Makers of holiday greeting cards show great unevenness in their handling of Christian, Jewish and Muslim holidays.  To be specific, a review of the greeting cards available on the home page of Yahoo! reveal the following: 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...]


EMPLOYEES OF KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON, WARNED NOT TO SAY “MERRY CHRISTMAS”
December 10th, 2001 | Latest News Releases

A memo has been sent to the employees of King County, Washington, regarding holiday celebrations that requires them to use “religion-neutral” language.  The memo of November 14 says it is okay to say “Happy Holidays” and “Holiday Greetings.”  But all references to Christmas are regarded as taboo. Ron Sims, the King County Executive who... [Read more...]


CULTURE WAR ON CHRISTMAS GOES BESERK
January 23rd, 2001 | Catalyst Online, Front Page

Every Christmas season is a busy time for the Catholic League, but this past Christmas broke the record. Radical secularists across the nation went berserk trying to stamp out the religious significance of the holiday. Our response was equally unyielding. Just as December began, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) wasted no time issuing a pamphlet, “The... [Read more...]


OBSCENE ATTACK ON CHRISTMAS
January 23rd, 2001 | Catalyst Online, Features

This past Christmas season, a store in Berkeley, California sold T-shirts that said “F— Christmas”; the shirt bared the full name of the obscenity. When William Donohue learned of this he personally called the store, Bear Basics, and asked a series of questions. What he discovered was interesting, to say the least. The manager of Bear... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS SECULARIZED; HANUKKAH SACRALIZED
December 21st, 2000 | Latest News Releases

From McDonalds to the local mall, Christmas is represented not by a nativity scene but by Christmas trees, snowflakes, reindeer and other secular symbols.  Meanwhile, Hanukkah is (properly) represented by menorahs and the Star of David.  Herewith are some examples. The Christmas selection for 1-800-flowers.com has no religious items but features... [Read more...]


MULTICULTURAL CLUB USED TO ASSAULT CHRISTMAS
December 19th, 2000 | Latest News Releases

The Catholic League has fielded many complaints regarding the extent to which Christmas is being downplayed in the nation’s public schools.  A textbook example is New Britton Elementary School in Fishers, Indiana. The students at New Britton are being treated to a multicultural understanding of the holiday season.  A school memo dated December 13... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS TREE CENSORED IN EUGENE, OREGON
December 18th, 2000 | Latest News Releases

The city manager of Eugene, Oregon, Jim Johnson, has issued a directive banning Christmas trees from public places.  Johnson argues that the tree is a religious symbol and therefore cannot be placed on public property. The ban was issued after “a number of non-Christians” complained. In his memo of November 20 to all city employees, Johnson said... [Read more...]


“F— CHRISTMAS” T-SHIRTS NOW ON SALE
December 14th, 2000 | Latest News Releases

A store in Berkeley, California, Bear Basics, is selling T-shirts that say “F— Christmas”; the shirt bears the full name of the obscenity. William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, today explained the league’s response to this matter: “The manager of Bear Basics, Sandie Handschoh, was not available when I called yesterday, but... [Read more...]