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PRESS CONFERENCE
December 14th, 2005 | Latest News Releases

WHEN:                THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1:30PM WHERE:               FRONT OF ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL, NYC PURPOSE:           JEWS OKAY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS ATTENDEES: DON FEDER, PRESIDENT, JEWS AGAINST ANTI-CHRISTIAN DEFAMATION (JAACD) JACKIE MASON, FOUNDING MEMBER, JAACD RABBI ARYEH SPERO, JAACD BOARD... [Read more...]


VICTORY OVER WAL-MART; ALL DEMANDS MET
December 12th, 2005 | Catalyst Online, Front Page

On November 9, we started a boycott against Wal-Mart, citing discrimination against Christians. On November 10, the world’s largest retailer refused to give in to our demands. On November 11, Wal-Mart folded, yielding on all counts. Ergo, we called off our boycott. Over the past decade, Wal-Mart has been the object of a great deal of criticism.... [Read more...]


RESOLVING THE CULTURE WAR ON RELIGION
December 12th, 2005 | Catalyst Online, Essay

By David L. Gregory General Counsel, Catholic League Professor of Law, St. John’s University Law School The Right to be Wrong: Ending the Culture War Over Religion in America is the latest, and perhaps the most engaging and lucid, entry in the burgeoning “culture war” literature. But, unlike all of the others, this book proposes an... [Read more...]


HOW WE BEAT WAL-MART
December 12th, 2005 | Catalyst Online, Features

Our troubles with Wal-Mart began when a woman e-mailed the company complaining about its policy of encouraging its employees to say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.” The response she got, from a Customer Service employee by the name of Kirby, was astounding. Here’s what Kirby said (we are reproducing his statement... [Read more...]


NATIONAL HISTORY DAY DELETES BIASED REMARK
December 12th, 2005 | Catalyst Online, Features

In the last issue of Catalyst, we ran a story on education wherein we mentioned an ugly incident attendant to National History Day. No sooner was the November issue printed when we learned that the dispute ended amicably. On August 1, William Donohue wrote to Cathy Gorn, executive director of National History Day (NHD), about the contents of a flier... [Read more...]


DENIS LEARY’S SICK IDEA OF HUMOR
November 29th, 2005 | Latest News Releases

Tonight, Comedy Central will air a special by Denis Leary, “Merry F#%$in’ Christmas” (it first aired two nights ago and is scheduled to air again on Dec. 17).  The show consists of several skits, a cartoon and musical performances. There is a skit about lesbian nuns, and a song by “Our Lady of Perpetual Suffering Church Choir” about a hooker. ... [Read more...]


COUNTY OFFICIALS URGED TO ERECT CRECHES
November 28th, 2005 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the Catholic League’s latest Christmas campaign: “Several weeks ago, we sent a booklet, Religious Expression at Christmastime, to every county administrator in the nation; there are 3,100 of them.  The booklet encourages these officials to erect a nativity scene on public property.  ‘There... [Read more...]


FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIV. CLARIFIES STORY
November 22nd, 2005 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue issued the following remarks today regarding an earlier story involving Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU): “After our news release on FGCU, I received a call from Susan Evans, the school’s spokesperson.  She maintains that a news story on the issue of banning a Christmas song at a Christmas concert was... [Read more...]


RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE IN EDUCATION
November 12th, 2005 | Catalyst Online, Features

There is hardly a school left anywhere in the country that isn’t touting the virtues of tolerance and diversity. Unfortunately, when it comes to the subject of religion, these values are often noticeably absent. It would be more accurate to say that intolerance—not tolerance—governs the way many schools behave when matters religious are front... [Read more...]


WAL-MART CAVES; BOYCOTT ENDS
November 11th, 2005 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on Wal-Mart’s decision to yield to the league’s demands: “Yesterday, I said the Catholic League’s boycott of Wal-Mart would proceed until the company a) rendered an apology b) withdrew its insane statement regarding the origins of Christmas and c) revised its website.  When I left the office... [Read more...]