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ATHEISTS DESERVE THEIR OWN HOLIDAY—NOTHINGDAY
December 23rd, 2004 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president William Donohue released the following comments on the Christmas wars today: “Robert Tiernan, a spokesman for the Freedom from Religion Foundation, is demanding that atheists be represented in next year’s Parade of Lights in Denver.  He wants a ‘winter solstice’ float instead of a Christian one.  He deserves better. “Atheists... [Read more...]


SCHOOLS SHOW TOLERANCE FOR RAMADAN
December 21st, 2004 | Catalyst Online, Features

The way the public schools celebrate Christmas has become increasingly controversial given their preference for censorship. As a backdrop, consider how some public schools just got finished celebrating Ramadan, the Muslim holy season that began October 15 and ended November 13. During Ramadan, Muslim students at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord,... [Read more...]


NOT ALL HOLIDAY CARDS ARE CREATED EQUAL
December 16th, 2004 | Latest News Releases

The following is a comparative analysis of current holiday greeting cards: Hallmark Of the 104 Christmas cards, nine are religious; one mentions Jesus and none features a nativity scene.  In its “Humor” category, three have mild scatological references and one has sexual overtones.  Of the 5 Hanukkah cards, four feature menorahs; even the one... [Read more...]


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...]