1998 – September Releases

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COMEDY CENTRAL ATTACKS CHRIST

By | September 25th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Yesterday and today, Comedy Central aired a "Daily Show" segment with host Craig Kilborn that outdid all its previous attacks on Christianity. This one celebrated the Terrence McNally anti-Christian play, "Corpus Christi," by calling it a "delightfully blasphemous homosexual romp." It aired a news clip of those priests who protested the play on September 22, mocking [...]

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ANOTHER ANTI-CATHOLIC PLAY HITS NEW YORK

By | September 25th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

"The Cardinal Detoxes," an anti-Catholic play by Thomas M. Disch, opened yesterday at the Tribeca Playhouse in New York City. The play, which runs until October 18, is a 35-minute monologue by a character who plays a cardinal. The cardinal is an alcoholic who runs down and kills a pregnant woman while driving drunk. He attacks [...]

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TAKING LIBERTIES WITH CATHOLIC ICONS

By | September 25th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

In Seattle, Washington, there is a coffee shop called the Coffee Messiah. Its logo is a large red cross with the legend "Coffee Saves" and "Salivation." The shop is crammed with rosaries, crucifixes and Catholic icons. The house drink is called "Blood of Christ" coffee. Coffee Messiah has a web page that mocks Catholicism and offers [...]

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WASHINGTON TIMES GIVES SPACE TO BIGOTS

By | September 21st, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On September 11, an anti-Catholic ad was printed in the Washington Times by the Eternal Gospel church of Layman Seventh Day Adventists (SDA). The ad takes Catholics (and, to a lesser extent, Protestants) to task for observing Sunday as the Sabbath. The Catholic Church is identified as the "WHORE" and the "beast," and the Holy Father [...]

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PROTEST OF “CORPUS CHRISTI” SWELLS

By | September 21st, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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, [...]

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BROADWAY’S PROBLEM: CATHOLICISM

By | September 18th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

In the "Weekend" section of today’s New York Times, several plays are advertised on one page (see p. E7). Four of them deal with Catholicism, one way or another: "Corpus Christi"; "Tony n’ Tina"; "Nunsense A-Men!"; and "Late Nite Catechism." Their treatment of Catholicism, as even reviewers have noted, ranges from ridicule to blasphemy. Catholic League president [...]

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GOV. PATAKI MAKES RIGHT CHURCH-STATE DECISION

By | September 4th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

In the wake of the fire that devastated New York’s Central Synagogue last Friday, Governor George Pataki has ordered a state of emergency that allows the congregation to use the New York State Armory on Park Avenue; access has been granted for 10 days, from the eve of Rosh Hashanah on September 20 until Yom Kippur [...]

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VILLAGE VOICE ADDS TO ITS LEGACY

By | September 3rd, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On page 14 of the September 8 edition of the Village Voice, there is a huge photo of a man wearing a T-shirt with the inscription "JESUS IS A C_ _ _" (obscene term for female genitalia). There is no accompanying story: only two sentences commenting on "street people" appear on the page (there are four other smaller [...]

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HUSTLER STOOPS TO NEW LOW

By | September 1st, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

The September edition of the pornographic-misogynist publication, Hustler, features a doctored picture of Pope John Paul II and Fidel Castro hawking the magazine. Castro is shown holding a copy of the magazine, with its pages open, while the pope gazes down at it. On the pope’s clothing is a yellow sticker that says, "I saved 44%"; the [...]

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