HILLARY’S TIE TO WEINSTEINS TROUBLES CATHOLICS

In a story in today’s New York Post, it is reported that Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein has pressured Hillary Clinton to drop her plans to pose for the cover of George so that she can appear on the cover of Talk, a new magazine that is being funded by Bob and Harvey Weinstein. The Clinton-Weinstein tie is more than casual: in 1998, and again... [Read more...]

PRESS CONFERENCE ON JUNE 22 ADDRESSES “DOGMA”

Tomorrow, June 22, there will be a press conference sponsored by the Catholic League that will address the league’s concerns over the upcoming movie, “Dogma,” and what will be done about it. Also to be discussed is the league’s reaction to a threatening letter it received from the attorneys for Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the Miramax co-chairmen... [Read more...]

TINA BROWN ASKED TO COMMENT ON WEINSTEINS

The attempt by Bob and Harvey Weinstein to silence the Catholic League has now taken a new direction: the Catholic League is asking Tina Brown, formerly of the New Yorker, and soon-to-be-editor of Talk magazine, to make a public statement regarding this issue; the Weinsteins are bankrolling Talk. Catholic League president William Donohue commented... [Read more...]

WEINSTEIN ATTORNEYS THREATEN SUIT OVER “DOGMA”

Lawyers for Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the Miramax chiefs, have threatened to hold the Catholic League responsible for any acts of violence that may occur as a result of the league’s protest of the movie, “Dogma.” The letter, delivered today, takes note of a statement that William Donohue made on April 8: “The Catholic League has... [Read more...]

GINGER SPICE SHOULD BUTT OUT

Ex-Spice Girl Geri (“Ginger Spice”) Halliwell landed in the Philippines yesterday advocating condom use and “safe sex.” Saying that it was “everybody’s fundamental right” to use condoms, Halliwell made her remarks on the first day of her tour as United Nations goodwill ambassador. She was criticized by officials... [Read more...]

PA LEGISLATOR BRINGS BIGOTRY TO VOUCHER DEBATE

A state representative from Pennsylvania, Joseph Preston, Jr., said yesterday that school vouchers would enable certain religious schools to pay for the cost of lawsuits involving pedophilia. Rep. Preston specifically referred to “certain religions hit hard by a lot of lawsuits,” saying that “millions of dollars of certain faiths”... [Read more...]

HORMEL APPOINTMENT DESERVES INHOFE RESPONSE

As a result of President Clinton’s “congressional recess” appointment of James Hormel as Ambassador to Luxembourg, Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma has threatened to thwart all of President Clinton’s future nominations. William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, responded this way: “The Catholic League applauds Senator... [Read more...]

HORMEL APPOINTMENT INSULTS CATHOLICS; GORE NEEDS TO STATE HIS POSITION

President Clinton announced today that he has appointed James Hormel as Ambassador to Luxembourg. Clinton took advantage of the 10-day Memorial Day recess to make his appointment, thus allowing him to install Hormel without congressional approval. The Catholic League has consistently opposed Hormel’s appointment because of the nominee’s refusal... [Read more...]