The Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song was revoked from the film “Alone Yet Not Alone.” The film and the song of the same title had a strong evangelical Christian theme, and the song was sung by a well known evangelical artist. The official reason for revoking the nomination for only the fourth time in the 86 year... [Read more...]
MARKETS AND MISSILES ARE NOT ENOUGH
William A. Donohue
When I first arrived at The Heritage Foundation in 1987, I was greeted with great skepticism by many who worked there. The D.C. conservative think-tank had chosen me to be in the first “class” of professors who were plucked from academia to spend upwards of a year as a Bradley Resident Scholar; we would spend time writing... [Read more...]
The Secularist Assault On America’s Moral Consensus
From the earliest days of their agitation to legalize abortion, America’s modern-day secularists made inevitable the aggressive war on religious freedom they are engaged in today.
From the start, the secularists deployed the weapon of anti-religious – primarily anti-Catholic – bigotry in advancing the pro-abortion agenda, portraying... [Read more...]
NCAA OPPOSES RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
Below is a copy of a letter written by Bill Donohue to NCAA president Mark Emmert commenting on legislation signed on March 26 by Indiana Governor Mike Pence that affirms religious liberty.
March 27, 2015
Mr. Mark Emmert
National Collegiate Athletic Association
700 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46206-6222
Dear Mr. Emmert:
I read with... [Read more...]
POLL DISTORTS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ISSUE
In January, an AP-GfK poll found that 57 percent agreed that “wedding-related businesses with religious objections should be allowed to refuse service to same-sex couples.” An April Reuters/Ipsos poll was released that tapped the following questions:
“Businesses should not be allowed to discriminate (by refusing services or a job)... [Read more...]
R.I. TEACHERS CAN OBSERVE GOOD FRIDAY
Teachers in Cranston, Rhode Island were successful in a lawsuit that they filed against the Cranston school district after being told classes would be held on Good Friday. As a result of the lawsuit, the school committee decided schools will be closed on Good Friday for the 2015-2016 school year. This comes after a recent court decision ruled that Rhode... [Read more...]
GOOD RIDDANCE TO LETTERMAN
David Letterman’s last appearance on “The Late Show” is May 20. We’re delighted to see him exit.
Letterman’s departure is being treated by the Hollywood crowd as a signature moment in television history. But no fair-minded person could ever come to that conclusion. Quite simply, the man is an anti-Catholic bigot. If anyone... [Read more...]
LOUIS C.K. HAS CHILD RAPE ON HIS MIND
Bill Donohue comments on remarks by Louis C.K. made on the last episode of “Saturday Night Live”:
“Child molesters are very tenacious people,” Louis C.K. told the SNL audience. “They love molesting childs [sic]—it’s crazy. It’s like their favorite thing! It’s so crazy, because when you consider the risk... [Read more...]
OBAMA NEEDS A REALITY CHECK
Bill Donohue comments on remarks made by President Obama this week at Georgetown University:
Much of what President Obama said about poverty was insightful and accurate, but he made some statements that deserve a rejoinder.
President Obama clearly understands, intellectually, the need for character formation and the role that values play in accounting... [Read more...]
GEORGE WILL’S SLAM ON HUCKABEE FAILS
Bill Donohue comments on George Will’s attack on Mike Huckabee:
George Will’s atheism got the best of him—not for the first time—when he recently unloaded on presidential hopeful Gov. Mike Huckabee. Among the several things that bother Will about Huckabee is his remark, “We are moving rapidly toward the criminalization of Christianity.”
One... [Read more...]