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NATIVITY SCENES VANDALIZED NATIONWIDE
December 10th, 2004 | Latest News Releases

  Below is a list of vandalized nativity scenes this Christmas season: Vandals damaged a life-size nativity scene in Merced, California. Baby Jesus was stolen from a McKinney, Texas family’s yard. Over a dozen statues were stolen from a nativity scene in Pasco County, Florida, and three of the inflatable snowmen were slashed. A nativity scene... [Read more...]


JOINT STATEMENT ON CHRISMUKKAH: CATHOLIC LEAGUE AND NEW YORK BOARD OF RABBIS
December 6th, 2004 | Latest News Releases

Dr. William Donohue, President and CEO of the Catholic League, and Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Executive Vice President of the New York Board of Rabbis, issued the following statement today on Chrismukkah: “We are deeply concerned about the spiritual misrepresentation of a newly created ‘holiday’ called Chrismukkah.  While we as Jews and Christians... [Read more...]


CHRISMUKKAH IS A MULTICULTURAL MESS
December 6th, 2004 | Latest News Releases

Hanukkah begins on December 7 at sundown and ends at nightfall on December 15.  Chrismukkah begins at the same time as Hanukkah, but does not end until December 25, Christmas day.  Chrismukkah is a new hybrid holiday that seeks to conflate Hanukkah and Christmas.  It is a reflection of the high degree of intermarriage, especially in recent times,... [Read more...]


NBC’s DENVER AFFILIATE SPONSORS BIGOTRY
December 2nd, 2004 | Latest News Releases

Denver’s annual Parade of Lights will take place on December 3rd and 4th.   This year parade organizers have decided to ban the words “Merry Christmas” from all floats; Christmas songs have also been banned.  The chief sponsor of the parade is KUSA-TV, the local NBC affiliate. Catholic League president William Donohue spoke to this issue... [Read more...]


The December Celebration

A response to the ADL’s December Dilemma   Guidelines for the recognition of Christmas for Public Schools Posted on the website of the Anti-Defamation League are guidelines called “December’s Dilemma.“ Essentially, the ADL proposes to public school administrators, teachers and parents guidelines that in essence banish virtually... [Read more...]


ACLU ON A TEAR
November 21st, 2004 | Catalyst Online, Features

It’s been a busy year for the religious censors, especially the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Indeed, they’ve been on a tear, and with Christmas coming soon, look for things to get really mad. This country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and nothing symbolizes this more than the Ten Commandments. That is why lawsuits aimed at... [Read more...]


RELIGION FRIGHTENS CELEBS
October 21st, 2004 | Catalyst Online, Features

As the Republican National Convention was winding down, a counter-convention event was taking place in New York that featured composer Philip Glass. Glass told a room of celebrities that the U.S. is being “taken over by religion” and that the country is being “ruled by the Bible and not the Constitution.” It is not surprising that Philip Glass... [Read more...]


GREETING CARDS EVINCE BIAS AGAINST CHRISTIANS
January 22nd, 2004 | Catalyst Online, Features

Comparing Christmas, Ha-nukkah and Kwanzaa e-cards by Hallmark, American Greetings and Yahoo! Greetings, the ones by Hallmark were the most equitable in their treatment of the three holidays in 2003. There are some real problems with the other two companies. American Greetings had a slew of tasteless Christmas cards. For example, there was one where... [Read more...]


DRUNKEN IRISH CATHOLICS DESTROY MENORAH
January 22nd, 2004 | Catalyst Online, Features

On December 25, WCBS-TV aired a story about a menorah that was vandalized on Christmas Eve in Pearl River, New York. In the course of the story, reporter Lou Young mentioned that “the menorah shares the small park here with a nativity scene and a Christmas tree in a town that is heavily Irish Catholic.” He also said, “It is probably... [Read more...]


“BAD SANTA” BLACKENS DISNEY’S SNOW WHITE IMAGE
January 22nd, 2004 | Catalyst Online, Features

“Bad Santa,” a movie distributed by the Disney subsidiary Miramax, opened in time for the holidays. Louis Giovino, director of communications, was given an opportunity by Miramax to preview the film. His report on the movie provided the basis for William Donohue’s statement to the media: “In a word association game, the mere... [Read more...]