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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...]


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...]


PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL CENSORS CHRISTMAS
December 18th, 2003 | Latest News Releases

Karen Davis, principal of a suburban Philadelphia school, Simmons Elementary, has removed from the school a nativity scene that was put there by parents.  “I felt that the nativity scene was definitely promoting Christianity,” she said.  When asked why she is allowing the Jewish menorah, also a religious symbol, she opined, “Judaism is not just... [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...]


HOLY SMOKES! JESUS AND CHRISTMAS RESTORED IN TWO STATES
December 16th, 2003 | Latest News Releases

On December 3, the Catholic League issued a news release regarding the decision of the Meriden Public Library in Meriden, Connecticut, to ban portraits of Jesus from an artist’s exhibition.  The artist, Mary Morely, was told she could not show her reverential paintings of Jesus because it violated a library policy that disallows “inappropriate”... [Read more...]


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...]