GAY GROUP REWARDS BIGOTRY AGAINST CHRISTIANS

On March 28, at the 10th annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Awards, the best Off Off Broadway honor went to the anti-Christian play by Paul Rudnick, “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.” William Donohue, Catholic League president, took note of this award: “If the Catholic League had given an award to an anti-gay... [Read more...]

CLINTON NOMINEE UNDER FIRE FOR BIGOTRY

Since January 1998, Senate Republicans have been blocking the Clinton administration’s nominee for the position of Ambassador to Luxembourg, James Hormel. A homosexual activist, Hormel has come under fire from many conservative groups. The Catholic League has said from the beginning that it is not opposed to Hormel because of his sexual orientation... [Read more...]

CAMPAIGN AGAINST CATHOLICS FOR A FREE CHOICE

On March 24, Catholics for a Free Choice, headed by Frances Kissling, announced that it was starting a postcard campaign asking organizations to write to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan requesting that he review the Vatican’s non-member state permanent observer status. Kissling objects to the Holy See’s status because of the Vatican’s opposition... [Read more...]

BOYCOTT OF SAN FRANCISCO PROCEEDS

On Monday, March 29, the Catholic League is taking out a half-page ad in the San Francisco Chronicle asking all Catholic organizations nationwide to boycott San Francisco: they are being urged to take their convention money to a city that truly believes in tolerance. This decision comes after a unanimous ruling by the San Francisco Supervisors to... [Read more...]

RULING ON TURNER NEEDED BEFORE BASEBALL BEGINS

On February 16, Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner made anti-Catholic and anti-Polish remarks before the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association in Washington, D.C. He ridiculed the Ten Commandments (they’re “a little out of date”; “If you’re only going to have 10 rules, I don’t know if prohibiting adultery... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC HOSPITALS TARGETED BY CALIFORNIA BILL

California Assemblywoman Shelia James Kuehl has introduced legislation that would deny funds to Catholic hospitals that are collected through the sale of revenue bonds. The bill revokes the right to sell revenue bonds from any health facility that does not provide for the full range of reproductive services. In essence, it would penalize Catholic hospitals... [Read more...]

AN APPEAL TO MAYOR BROWN OF SAN FRANCISCO

The Catholic League has asked Mayor Willie Brown of San Francisco to intervene in a matter that is of great interest to the Catholic League. It involves a decision by the San Francisco Supervisors to allow an anti-Catholic group, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the right to hold a public celebration on Easter Sunday; a public street will be closed... [Read more...]

THE BIGOTS AT PLANNED PARENTHOOD

On Tuesday, March 16, the day before St. Patrick’s Day, Planned Parenthood of Connecticut distributed green condoms at the state Capitol in Hartford. The condoms read, “Kiss Me I’m Irish,” “Put on the Green,” and “Four Leaf Cover.” State Senator Louis DeLuca has called for an investigation into how the state chapter... [Read more...]

INTOLERANCE FOR IRISH-CATHOLICS COLORS PARADE

Yesterday, police investigated a bomb threat at St. Patrick’s Cathedral staged by homosexual militants. It is believed that the threat was a response to court decisions upholding the right of parade organizers to exclude gay groups from marching in the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. In the Bronx yesterday, a gay group called the Lavender and Green... [Read more...]

BASEBALL MUST SUSPEND TED TURNER

The following letter was faxed today by Catholic League president William Donohue to Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig: “On February 17, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights issued a news release criticizing Ted Turner for his anti-Catholic remarks. The next day Mr. Turner sent to us an apology, which we accepted. “This issue,... [Read more...]