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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...]


NYC MUSEUM HONORS MINORITY HOLIDAYS; “FRUITY FONDUE” SERVED FOR CHRISTMAS
October 25th, 2005 | Latest News Releases

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is honoring the holidays of Hispanics, Jews, Muslims and African Americans, but not Christian ones.  Catholic League president William Donohue commented on this development today: “October is Hispanic Heritage Month at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and that means a Go, Diego, Go! Festival, and other related... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS WARS ESCALATE: CHRISTIANS FIGHT BACK
January 13th, 2005 | Catalyst Online, Front Page

Never before have more Christians fought back in an effort to reclaim Christmas. For example, in 2003, a Glenview, Illinois firehouse was told it could not display Christmas decorations. In 2004, they won approval. In 2003, an 8-year-old boy from Plano, Texas was forbidden from giving his friends candy canes in school. In 2004, he was allowed. In 2003,... [Read more...]


HATING CHRISTMAS IS NOW CHIC
January 13th, 2005 | Catalyst Online, Features

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on some disturbing responses to Christmas: “In San Francisco, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a band of characters theLos Angeles Times affectionately calls a group of ‘queer nuns,’ has been bashing Christmas all month. In Minneapolis, gay-themed Christmas bashing has been happening... [Read more...]


LET’S HAVE A PARTY—BUT NOT A CHRISTMAS ONE
January 13th, 2005 | Catalyst Online, Features

Catholic League president William Donohue today addressed what’s been happening to Christmas parties in the workplace: “For decades, employees at Time magazine had a Christmas party and looked forward to receiving a Christmas bonus. But starting three years ago, the party was banned and so were the Christmas bonuses. This is not to say that bonuses... [Read more...]