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RAUNCHY CHRISTMAS PLAYS ABOUND
December 11th, 2009 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: For whatever reason, there are more raunchy Christmas plays this year than ever before. Not surprisingly, many are gay-themed, most are confined to the east and west coasts, and all are loved by art critics. The plays run the gamut from the irreverent to the vulgar. New York City is a natural... [Read more...]


OBAMAS WOULD LIKE TO NEUTER CHRISTMAS
December 7th, 2009 | Latest News Releases

In yesterday’s New York Times, there was an article about White House social secretary Desirée Rogers. In it, reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg wrote: “When former social secretaries gave a luncheon to welcome Ms. Rogers earlier this year, one participant said, she surprised them by suggesting the Obamas were planning a ‘non-religious Christmas….’” This... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS FOES WALK A MINEFIELD
December 3rd, 2009 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue talks about the way Christmas foes navigate the holiday: This is a tricky season for those who delight in warring on Christmas. Consider what is happening in Waterbury, Connecticut. Erik Brown is the principal of Walsh Elementary in the Waterbury School District. His staff is under strict orders not to employ secular,... [Read more...]


PETA BARES CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN
December 1st, 2009 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses the latest scam by PETA: It would be hard to find an organization in the U.S. which treats animals more unethically than People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In 2008, as demonstrated by the Center for Consumer Freedom, PETA killed 95 percent of the adoptable pets in its care. Indeed, it... [Read more...]


ANTI-CHRISTMAS GANG IN HIGH GEAR
November 30th, 2009 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue opines as follows: · The menorah in Nashville’s Riverfront Park is okay by the ACLU, but the crèche in Clarksville, Tennessee is not. Why? The City of Clarksville paid $200 for the animals used in the nativity scene. · A woman from Manchester, Massachusetts was told she cannot have a live nativity scene... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS TREE RETURNS IN KENTUCKY
November 5th, 2009 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: On November 3, we noted that the “War on Christmas” had begun. One piece of evidence that was offered was the decision to have a “Holiday Tree,” instead of a “Christmas Tree,” in Frankfort, Kentucky. But after getting pounded by outraged Christians, Gov. Steve Beshear has reversed... [Read more...]


WAR ON CHRISTMAS COMMENCES
November 3rd, 2009 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue notes that the 2009 war on Christmas has begun: For almost three decades, there has been a Christmas parade in Amelia, Ohio, a village outside Cincinnati. But this year there will be none. Fearing that the dreaded word “Christmas” may trigger a lawsuit, the village changed the name to the “Holiday Parade,”... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS FOES ADVANCE; OUR SIDE PUSHES BACK
January 17th, 2009 | Catalyst Online, Front Page

Every December the Catholic League is embroiled in the never-ending war on Christmas, and this past Christmas season was no exception. However, there were two important differences: foes of Christmas changed strategies and our side fought back with vigor. The usual tactic employed by the enemies of Christmas has been to access the law: they prefer to... [Read more...]


ANTI-CHRISTMAS STRATEGIES EVOLVE
January 17th, 2009 | Catalyst Online, Features

There was no anti-Christmas agenda until the 1980s, and at that time it was led by the ACLU. The strategy of choice was to ban the display of religious symbols, especially the crèche, on public property. This legal strategy, which worked relatively well, has been superseded by a cultural strategy. The goal now is to dilute the significance of Christmas... [Read more...]


ROOT CAUSE OF THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS
January 17th, 2009 | Catalyst Online, Features

The root cause of the war on Christmas, which is conducted almost exclusively by well-educated white people in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia—the very same people who like gay marriage—has almost nothing to do with fidelity to law (the First Amendment in the U.S.): it has to do with ideology. The ideology is plainly an expression of left-wing... [Read more...]