NEW YORK TIMES AD BY KENAR PUSHES THE ENVELOPE

In yesterday’s New York Times, there was an ad by the women’s apparel company, Kenar, that pushed the envelope too far. It showed a handsome priest leering at a sensuous-looking woman while dining together. The full-page ad was more than provocative, it was abusive. William Donohue offered these comments today about the ad: “The phones... [Read more...]

YALE VIOLATES RIGHTS OF ORTHODOX JEWS

Five Orthodox Jewish students who attend Yale University are being penalized for objecting, on religious grounds, to mandated residence requirements on campus. The students, Lisa Friedman, Jeremy Hershman, Elisha Hack, Batsheva Greer and Rachel Wohlgelernter, do not want to live in dorms where the sexes are integrated and where bathrooms are shared... [Read more...]

BOYCOTT OF “NOTHING SACRED’S” SPONSORS UNDERWAY

The Catholic League’s call for a boycott of the sponsors of “Nothing Sacred” has secured a multidenominational response. Here is a list of those organizations that are calling for the boycott: Alliance Defense Fund; American Catholic Lawyers Association; American Family Association; American Life League; Americans United for the Pope;... [Read more...]

PETITION DRIVE AGAINST DISNEY SUCCEEDS

A tactic that the Catholic League has used to protest the ABC show, “Nothing Sacred,” is to conduct a petition drive against Disney, the owner of ABC. It has proven to be a major success. Today, the Catholic League will mail to Michael Eisner, chairman of Disney, the names of approximately 500,000 persons who have signed the petition to... [Read more...]

ABC ALLOWS ATTACK ON MOTHER TERESA

Media coverage of the funeral Mass for Mother Teresa was generally quite fair. The lone exception came from ABC. During the consecration of the Host, ABC anchor Peter Jennings allowed author Christopher Hitchens to rant and rave against Mother Teresa; the Vanity Fair writer lambasted the late champion of the poor for her alleged “false humility”... [Read more...]

SPONSORS OF “NOTHING SACRED” TARGETED IN ADVERTISING AGE

ABC and Disney refuse to disclose the names of the sponsors for the fall show, “Nothing Sacred”; it debuts September 18. Consequently, the Catholic League ran the following ad in the September 8th edition of Advertising Age: THINKING ABOUT ADVERTISING ONABC’s “NOTHING SACRED”? THINK AGAIN! September 18 is the premiere of... [Read more...]

PUNDITS GIVE BUDDHIST FUND-RAISER A FREE PASS

The testimony in Washington yesterday by three Buddhist nuns not only raises serious questions about the sect’s campaign finance practices, it raises serious questions about the refusal of political pundits to treat this issue as a classic violation of church-state relations. It is known that since 1993 more than $150,000 was laundered to Democratic... [Read more...]

MOTHER TERESA, R.I.P.

Catholic League president William Donohue released the following comment today regarding the death of Mother Teresa: In an age when superlatives are used with abandon to describe the contributions of public figures, it is testimony to Mother Teresa’s greatness that no sane person would deny her the status as the world’s most giving human... [Read more...]

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