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CONFRONTING THE CHRISTMAS CENSORS

William A. Donohue John Gibson, who anchors the Fox News Channel’s “The Big Story,” has written a splendid book about the culture wars over Christmas. It is aptly titled, The War on Christmas: How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday Is Worse Than You Thought. Gibson recounts a series of anti-Christmas cases that have... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS CENSORS ALREADY AT WORK
December 12th, 2005 | Catalyst Online, Features

By November 3, the Catholic League had already seen the first attempts to censor Christmas in 2005. Bill Donohue had to this say: “The regional director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in San Diego announced this week his disdain for ‘Christmas programs’ and his support for ‘winter programs.’ Morris S. Casuto explained... [Read more...]


NYC MUSEUM HONORS MINORITY HOLIDAYS; “FRUITY FONDUE” FOR CHRISTMAS
December 12th, 2005 | Catalyst Online, Features

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan likes to honor the holidays of Hispanics, Jews, Muslims and African Americans, but not of Christians. For example, in October the museum featured Hispanic Heritage Month, as well as aRamadan in New York City Festival; the latter event meant that children were read stories about Islamic traditions. But there were... [Read more...]


LANDS’ END RESOLVES CHRISTMAS DISPUTE
December 8th, 2005 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explained why the Catholic League’s dispute with Lands’ End has been resolved: “On December 1, we issued a news release expressing our displeasure with Lands’ End for contributing to the dumbing-down of Christmas.  We did not so much object to the company’s preference for using the term ‘holiday’... [Read more...]


NO CHRISTMAS TREES ALLOWED
December 7th, 2005 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the displacement of Christmas trees: “The following venues have replaced Christmas trees with ‘Holiday Trees’: Hagerstown, Maryland; Duffy Square in Times Square, New York; Overland Park, Kansas; Roanoke, Virginia; Bangor, Maine; Westminster, Maryland; and Auburn University (a vote by the... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS PANIC HITS FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIV.
December 6th, 2005 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed the panic over Christmas that has hit Florida Atlantic University (FAU): “On most campuses, the night before finals is when students cram until they’re exhausted, but not at FAU this term: last Thursday, many attended an ‘EMERGENCY’ meeting about the controversy surrounding the school’s ‘Finals... [Read more...]


LANDS’ END NEUTERS CHRISTMAS
December 1st, 2005 | Latest News Releases

When the Catholic League got a tip from one of its members that Lands’ End refuses to use the word “Christmas” in its catalog—even though it sells Christmas items—we verified its authenticity.  Printed below is part of the reply we received from Merlin W. Gorsline in the Customer Relations Department to an inquiry we made regarding the refusal... [Read more...]


JEWS SAY IT’S OK TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS
November 30th, 2005 | Latest News Releases

On December 1st, there will be a press conference convened by Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C.; it begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Murrow Room.  (For more information, call Bryan Rudnick at 561-499-3201.) In attendance will be the organization’s president, Don Feder, as well as Michael Horowitz from... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS MUSIC BANNED FROM CHRISTMAS CONCERT
November 22nd, 2005 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the decision by Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) to ban Christmas music from this year’s Christmas concert: “Four years after it was founded in 1997, FGCU made big news when its head librarian banned stickers saying, ‘Proud to be an American’; this occurred in the wake of 9-11. ... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS CENSORS ALREADY AT WORK
November 3rd, 2005 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded today to the first attempts to censor Christmas in 2005: “The regional director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in San Diego announced this week his disdain for ‘Christmas programs’ and his support for ‘winter programs.’  Morris S. Casuto explained his reasoning by saying, ‘School and... [Read more...]