1999 – June Releases

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HILLARY’S TIE TO WEINSTEINS TROUBLES CATHOLICS

By | June 22nd, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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: [...]

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PRESS CONFERENCE ON JUNE 22 ADDRESSES “DOGMA”

By | June 21st, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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TINA BROWN ASKED TO COMMENT ON WEINSTEINS

By | June 17th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 today on this issue: "Tina Brown allegedly [...]

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WEINSTEIN ATTORNEYS THREATEN SUIT OVER “DOGMA”

By | June 16th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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GINGER SPICE SHOULD BUTT OUT

By | June 15th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 of the Catholic Church for doing so. Catholic [...]

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PA LEGISLATOR BRINGS BIGOTRY TO VOUCHER DEBATE

By | June 10th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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" were used to pay for court settlements. [...]

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HORMEL APPOINTMENT DESERVES INHOFE RESPONSE

By | June 8th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 Inhofe for courageously standing up to President Clinton. The abuse [...]

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HORMEL APPOINTMENT INSULTS CATHOLICS; GORE NEEDS TO STATE HIS POSITION

By | June 4th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 to dissociate himself from an anti-Catholic group, [...]

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