The Catholic League is proud to announce that 49 organizations—representing the Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim communities—have signed a formal declaration of protest against the Terrence McNally play, “Corpus Christi.” The play previews on September 22 and will have its gala opening on October 13; there will be a demonstration in front of the City Center, the venue of the play, on October 13. By that time William Donohue and Rick Hinshaw will have seen the play.
Here is the list of organizations that are protesting the play:
Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty; Alliance Defense Fund; American Catholic Lawyers Association; American Family Association; Americans United for the Pope; Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, Inc.; (Diocese of the) Armenian Church of America; Brotherhood of Catholic Laymen; CALL Network (Collegians Activated to Liberate Life); Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation; Cardinal Newman Society; Catholic Alliance; Catholic Answers; Catholic Campaign for America; Catholic Coalition of Westchester; Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights; Catholics United for the Faith; Center for Equal Opportunity; Center for Jewish and Christian Values; Chinese Catholic Information Center; Christian Coalition; Congregation of Mount Sinai; Council of American Islamic Relations; Crisis; Family Defense Council; Family Research Council; Free Congress Foundation; Guild of Catholic Lawyers; Interfaith Alliance; Interfaith Committee of Orthodox Jews; Islamic Center of Long Island; Jews for Morality; Knights of Columbus; Knights of the Holy Sepulchre; Legatus; Media Research Center; National Cops for Life; National Council on Islamic Affairs; Police Officers For Christ; Polish American Congress; Project Reality; Society of Catholic Social Scientists; Sons of Italy; Southern Baptist Convention (Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission); Toward Tradition; Traditional Values Coalition; Wethersfield Institute; Women for Faith and Family; Young America’s Foundation.
William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, commented on the support:
“The fact that there are 48 organizations, representing the four major world religions in the United States, willing to denounce ‘Corpus Christi’ tells us that the hate mongers in the artistic community have fooled no one. There was a day when being associated with the performing arts was a mark of distinction, but now—thanks to those like McNally—the only ones not tainted are the drop-outs.”