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Activist Organizations

January 8 Des Moines, IA—The local ACLU complained that only one version of the Ten Commandments (the King James version) was posted in the Iowa Statehouse. What made the ACLU’s complaint so bogus was the fact that this was a privately-funded display commemorating the moral and legal underpinnings of the U.S. January 23 New York, NY—ADL head... [Read more...]


The Arts

January 24 Los Angeles, CA— “A Comfortable Truth: The Story of a Boy and His Priest” opened in the West Hollywood Lee Strasberg Creative Center. The play’s website said the work addresses “the controversial subject of juvenile molestation in the Church.” It was written and directed by Mark Kemble, and produced by David... [Read more...]


Business / Workplace

January Clayboys, a Canadian business that specializes in homosexual greeting cards, produced one called, “Yoga. Anywhere. Anytime.” The accompanying picture is of Jesus on the Cross with his feet in a yoga position; another card showed a man dressed as the Blessed Mother with the caption, “Our Lady of the Cross dressers”; and... [Read more...]


Education

January 28 Dupo, IL—The Dupo School Board voted to reinstate Dupo High School student James Lord, who was suspended from the school’s closed circuit broadcast television for signing off his December 17, 2003 broadcast by saying, “Have a safe and happy holiday and God Bless.” February 5 Kirtland, OH—Dr. James Tuttle, professor... [Read more...]


Government

February 18 New York, NY—U.S. District Court Judge Charles Sifton ruled against the plaintiffs in the discrimination suit challenging the New York City Department of Education’s policy regarding “Holiday Displays.” The policy allowed the Jewish menorah and Islamic star and crescent while banning the Christian symbol, the nativity... [Read more...]


Media

Books | Internet | Magazines | Movies | Music | Newspapers |Radio & Television BOOKS March 30 Glorious Appearing by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins was published. It is the twelfth and final installment of the “Left Behind” series of evangelical Christian thrillers begun in 1995. The United States Bishops’ Department... [Read more...]


Miscellaneous

January 4 New York, NY—Red paint was smeared on two stone pillars near the sanctuary in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. January 4 Canton, MA—A statue of the Infant Jesus was stolen from a nativity scene outside of St. John the Evangelist Church. January 9 Burlington, CO—St. Catherine of Siena Church was set afire by arson, Stations of the Cross... [Read more...]


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...]