MARTHA STEWART SHOWS CLASS
In our September issue, we ran a story about the book by Tom Connor and Jim Downey,Martha Stuart’s Better Than You at Entertaining. The book was featured as a parody of the work of stylist, Martha Stewart. It also featured several anti-Catholic pictures and commentaries.
Reading the last page of the book led us to believe that the book had the blessings... [Read more...]
RELIGIOUS RIGHTS ON THE JOB
In 1992, Kathleen Pielech and Patricia Reed were fired from Raynham-Taunton Greyhound Park for absenting themselves on Christmas Day. In an amicus brief two years ago, the Catholic League argued that Pielech and Reed had their First Amendment right to religious freedom abridged by this action. The ACLU provided lead counsel to the two women.
This past... [Read more...]
VICTORY ON LONG ISLAND
The league’s Long Island chapter has successfully concluded its dispute with Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, New York.
During the 1995 Christmas season, the Long Island board was notified that a hospital employee was summarily terminated after objecting to a display on hospital bulletin boards of a distasteful cartoon depiction of the... [Read more...]
CATHOLIC LEAGUE TESTIMONY BEFORE CONGRESS
The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization, enthusiastically endorses the Religious Freedom Amendment as proposed by Congressman Henry Hyde and modified by Congressman Dick Armey.
The First Amendment was written, in part, to secure religious liberty by keeping religion free from governmental... [Read more...]
CATHOLICISM LAMBASTED IN MARTHA STUART “PARODY”
In their second book of parodies caricaturing the work of Martha Stewart, Tom Connor and Jim Downey have lashed out at Catholicism. Entitled Martha Stuart’s better than you at Entertaining, the book introduces readers to “Our Lady of Perpetual Gilt,” “His Holiness Pope John Paul George,” and offers menus for “Circumcision... [Read more...]
Testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Constitution
by William A. Donohue; on the Religious Freedom Amendment
On July 23, Catholic League president William Donohue testified before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the House Committee on the Judiciary on a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Religious Freedom Amendment, which was first sponsored by Rep. Ernest Istook and... [Read more...]
THE EASTER BUNNY BLUES
by Kathleen McCreary
Does anyone think that the Easter Bunny and his cheerful basket full of colored eggs pose a threat to the hallowed principle of separation of church and state? Apparently so, for last year the Scarsdale, N.Y. Board of Education refused to allow distribution of flyers announcing the annual “Easter Eggstravaganza” in... [Read more...]
CHICAGO AND NEW YORK ARTISTS BLASPHEME CATHOLICISM
Chicago’s Woman Made Gallery and New York’s Slowinski Gallery recently displayed art work that defames Roman Catholicism. The Chicago exhibit, which began January 25 and ended February 23, featured many displays and was titled “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary.” The New York exhibit, which began February 14 and ended March 2, showed... [Read more...]
CRÈCHES ADORN PUBLIC SQUARE; POST OFFICE BALKS
A front page story in USA TODAY got it right when it exclaimed, “From Lawrenceville, Ga., to New York City’s Central Park, religious displays are going up on public property as never before.” The reference to Central Park was the Catholic League’s nativity scene, placed in full public view across the street from the Plaza Hotel.... [Read more...]
EUGENE, OREGON CASE MOVES FORWARD
An anti-Catholic exhibition that was rewarded by the government of Eugene, Oregon last fall has now attracted nationwide attention. The Catholic League has taken its case to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.
It was on September 16, 1995 that a group called the “Rickies” staged an anti-Catholic march during the annual Eugene Celebration Parade.... [Read more...]