Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed James Cameron’s documentary on Jesus’ tomb that will be shown on the Discovery Channel this Sunday: “Before watching ‘The Lost Tomb of Jesus,’ we urge viewers to learn how Christianity has been treated by members of the cultural elite during the Lenten season in recent times. By clicking here, it is [...]
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Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review an appeals court decision that allows New York City public schools to display a menorah during Hanukkah, and a star and crescent during Ramadan, while banning a crèche at Christmastime; the Catholic League arranged for a plaintiff in this case, Andrea Skoros, and the Thomas More Law Center [...]
At Brandeis Elementary School in Louisville, Kentucky, a teacher asked her students to make a Christmas tree out of paper; it was put on her bulletin board. But when a Jewish teacher said she was offended, she complained to the principal, Shervita West-Jordan, and got her wish. According to a news report, "She, and the teacher [...]
Note: At press time, the Supreme Court of the United States had yet to decide on whether it would hear the case on allowing a crèche in New York City public schools. On December 18, the Catholic League erected a nativity scene in New York's Central Park; it was located on the corner of 59th Street [...]
In December 2005, the ACLU threatened a lawsuit against Berkley, Michigan unless a crèche outside the city hall was removed. This past November, the Berkley City Council voted 6-1 to remove it, angering many of the residents who packed the building. There is a lot of blame to go around. First, there is the ACLU, an [...]
The following attacks on crèches came to our attention this Christmas season: Figures from nativity scenes were stolen or vandalized in Tucson, AZ; Blue Lake, CA; Millbrae, CA; Mission Viejo, CA; Moorpark, CA; San Francisco, CA; Vista, CA; Naugatuck, CT; Southington, CT; Stratford, CT; Waterbury, CT (Jesus was taken, but one of the arms was left [...]
The secular crusaders who want to neuter Christmas say ad nauseam that the reason why we have to give more attention to holidays other than Christmas is due to the increasingly diverse composition of our nation and the world. But it is a hoax: the evidence is just the opposite. The United States now has more [...]
Every year the Sanfordville PTA in Warwick, New York does a fundraiser involving Santa at the local elementary school. Called "Breakfast with Santa," it draws hundreds of kids on a Saturday, all of whom come voluntarily. But because one anonymous bigot objected this past Christmas—citing religious discrimination—the event was reworked by school lawyers: instead the PTA [...]