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CHRISTMAS FOES WALK A MINEFIELD
January 12th, 2010 | Catalyst Online, Features

It was a tricky season for those who delight in warring with Christmas. Consider what happened in Waterbury, Connecticut. Erik Brown is the principal of Walsh Elementary in the Waterbury School District. His staff was under strict orders not to employ secular, as well as religious, Christian symbols when they enjoyed their “winter celebration” on... [Read more...]


CRAZIEST CHRISTMAS STORIES
January 12th, 2010 | Catalyst Online, Features

As usual, there was a litany of bizarre Christmas stories in 2009. A few days before Christmas, we commented on a handful of them. There was a Christmas tree inside Cary, North Carolina’s town hall, but the town officials couldn’t bring themselves to call it by its proper name, instead they relabeled it the “Community Tree.” In Madison, Wisconsin... [Read more...]


The War on Christmas

October 30 Olympia, WA – The director of the Department of General Administration signed rules that dictated no religious or other nongovernmental displays would be allowed inside any building on the State Capitol campus. But the new rules did allow for a state sponsored “Holiday Tree” to be displayed in the Capitol rotunda. Although the new... [Read more...]


CRAZIEST CHRISTMAS STORIES
December 21st, 2009 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the craziest Christmas stories of 2009: There is a Christmas tree inside town hall in Cary, North Carolina, but town officials couldn’t bring themselves to call it by its proper name, so they relabeled it the “Community Tree.” They used to have a “Holiday Tree” in Madison, Wisconsin, but even... [Read more...]


RAUNCHY CHRISTMAS PLAYS ABOUND
December 11th, 2009 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: For whatever reason, there are more raunchy Christmas plays this year than ever before. Not surprisingly, many are gay-themed, most are confined to the east and west coasts, and all are loved by art critics. The plays run the gamut from the irreverent to the vulgar. New York City is a natural... [Read more...]


OBAMAS WOULD LIKE TO NEUTER CHRISTMAS
December 7th, 2009 | Latest News Releases

In yesterday’s New York Times, there was an article about White House social secretary Desirée Rogers. In it, reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg wrote: “When former social secretaries gave a luncheon to welcome Ms. Rogers earlier this year, one participant said, she surprised them by suggesting the Obamas were planning a ‘non-religious Christmas….’” This... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS FOES WALK A MINEFIELD
December 3rd, 2009 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue talks about the way Christmas foes navigate the holiday: This is a tricky season for those who delight in warring on Christmas. Consider what is happening in Waterbury, Connecticut. Erik Brown is the principal of Walsh Elementary in the Waterbury School District. His staff is under strict orders not to employ secular,... [Read more...]


PETA BARES CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN
December 1st, 2009 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses the latest scam by PETA: It would be hard to find an organization in the U.S. which treats animals more unethically than People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In 2008, as demonstrated by the Center for Consumer Freedom, PETA killed 95 percent of the adoptable pets in its care. Indeed, it... [Read more...]


ANTI-CHRISTMAS GANG IN HIGH GEAR
November 30th, 2009 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue opines as follows: · The menorah in Nashville’s Riverfront Park is okay by the ACLU, but the crèche in Clarksville, Tennessee is not. Why? The City of Clarksville paid $200 for the animals used in the nativity scene. · A woman from Manchester, Massachusetts was told she cannot have a live nativity scene... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS TREE RETURNS IN KENTUCKY
November 5th, 2009 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: On November 3, we noted that the “War on Christmas” had begun. One piece of evidence that was offered was the decision to have a “Holiday Tree,” instead of a “Christmas Tree,” in Frankfort, Kentucky. But after getting pounded by outraged Christians, Gov. Steve Beshear has reversed... [Read more...]