ANTI-CHRISTMAS STRATEGIES EVOLVE
Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains how the anti-Christmas agenda has changed:
“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... [Read more...]
Gazette.net reports that the 26th annual “Christmas Revels,” a French-Canadian style celebration, will be held this month at George Washington University. The December 3 article on the website points out that the show focuses on the longest night of the year, the winter solstice. “Despite ‘Christmas’ in the title,... [Read more...]
KUDOS TO GRUCCI: NO CHRISTMAS PARADE, NO FIREWORKS
The internationally known fireworks company, Grucci, has pulled out of an annual Christmas event on Long Island because the town of Patchogue decided to break with its 15-year tradition of holding a Christmas Boat Parade: This year it decided to rename the event the Patchogue Holiday Boat Parade.
Grucci vice president Phil Butler, a vocal critic of... [Read more...]
CHRISTMAS CENSORS WERE BUSY AGAIN
Here are some examples of attempts to censor Christmas in 2007:
· For 75 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce sponsored the ‘Hollywood Christmas Parade.’ When it refused to sponsor the parade this year, the L.A. City Council took over, renaming it the ‘Hollywood Santa Parade.’
· The Department of Housing and Urban Development has censored... [Read more...]
PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S IDEA OF CHRISTMAS
Every Christmas season, Planned Parenthood e-mails its supporters a Christmas card titled, “Choice on Earth.” This year the e-mail had an accompanying video featuring, “Moments that inspired us in 2007.” One of the highlights of the year was the opening of a new clinic in Aurora, Illinois.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue ripped into Planned... [Read more...]
The Christmas Wars
The Anti-Defamation League advised government officials on the placement of religious symbols on public grounds. One of the matters explained by ADL was “Choosing appropriate holiday symbols to decorate school grounds—among them Christmas trees, menorahs, reindeers, and snowmen.” Christian displays did... [Read more...]
It never fails. Every Christmas we fight the same battles. Some are fought in the courts, while others are fought in our communities. The bigots want to eradicate Christmas.
Here’s a quick look at what’s happening already. A columnist for the Kansas City Star is angry that Christmas is starting too early for him. Muslim students in a Chicago... [Read more...]
PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S IDEA OF CHRISTMAS
As it does every Christmas season, Planned Parenthood e-mails its supporters a Christmas card titled, “Choice on Earth.” This year it has an accompanying video on “Moments that inspired us in 2007.” One of the highlights of the year is the opening of a new clinic in Aurora, Illinois.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue ripped into this today:
“Planned... [Read more...]
SELECTIVE INDIGNATION AT CHRISTMASTIME
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today as follows:
“It is simply wrong to maintain that the sensitivity police want to scrub society clean of all vestiges of religion. As the following examples demonstrate, Christianity is their real target.”
· A spokesman explained that the reason K-Mart forbids calling Christmas trees Christmas... [Read more...]
WAR ON CHRISTMAS CONTINUES
As the following examples indicate, the war on Christmas is not over:
· After one person complained about a nativity scene in Shawnee State Park in Ohio, the state parks’ chief ordered a ban on crèches from all parks. It took the governor to overturn this decision.
· In Wesley Chapel, Florida, Jesus was banned from a holiday display.
· The... [Read more...]