1998 – October Releases

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CARDINAL O’CONNOR MADE TARGET OF SLANDER

By | October 27th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Polly Rothstein, president of the Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion, has blamed John Cardinal O’Connor for the killing of the Buffalo abortionist, Dr. Barnett Slepian; she has also accused Protestant minister James Dobson for the doctor’s death. "Without these leaders spewing hate, there would be no anti-abortion movements," she said. Rothstein then got specific, adding that [...]

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PROTEST RALLY AGAINST “CORPUS CHRISTI”

By | October 12th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On October 13, at 7:00 p.m., the Catholic League will lead a one-hour protest rally against the Terrence McNally play, "Corpus Christi"; we will assemble on 55th Street west of 6th Avenue. Nearly 50 organizations, comprising Catholics, Protestants, Jews and Muslims, have endorsed the Catholic League’s protest of the play. Representatives from all major faith communities will be [...]

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“CORPUS CHRISTI” IS GAY HATE SPEECH

By | October 12th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On October 10, Catholic League president William Donohue, and the league’s director of communications, Rick Hinshaw, attended a showing of the Terrence McNally play, "Corpus Christi." Here are Donohue’s remarks: "The basic message of ‘Corpus Christi’ is this: Jesus was no more divine than the rest of us and the reason why he was crucified was [...]

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PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY OPPOSES FREE SPEECH

By | October 8th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

People for the American Way will gather with a small band of anti-free speech protesters on October 13 to oppose the First Amendment rights of the thousands of Catholics, Protestants, Jews and Muslims who will stage a demonstration against hate speech that evening. The anti-hate speech rally, orchestrated against the blasphemous and obscene play, "Corpus Christi," [...]

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STUMPING FROM THE PULPIT: THE DOUBLE STANDARD

By | October 5th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Yesterday, Senator Alfonse D’Amato gave a highly partisan speech at Rev. Floyd Flake’s Allen AME Church in Queens. Rev. Flake also made highly partisan remarks. Catholic League president William Donohue took note: "On the front page of the New York Times there is a color photo of Senator D’Amato speaking before Rev. Floyd Flake’s congregation. In addition to the Times, [...]

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“PECKER” TAKES A POKE AT CATHOLICS

By | October 2nd, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

"Pecker," the title character in John Waters’ new movie, is a teenage photographer who surges to fame and fortune with his pictures of the seamier side of Baltimore life. Among his subjects are a drug addict and a shoplifter in action, gay and lesbian strippers plying their trade, two rats copulating in a garbage can—and his [...]

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