HOUSE CHAPLAIN ISSUE CONTINUES TO FESTER

Last week nearly 40 Republican lawmakers met with their leaders to discuss how concerned they are with the controversy surrounding the House Chaplain issue. Having returned from their districts after the President’s Day break, they know that their constituents want this matter resolved. Now House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt is taking House Speaker... [Read more...]

WHITNEY MUSEUM—MODEL OF HYPOCRISY

The Whitney Museum’s decision to host “Sanitation” by Hans Haacke provides the German-born artist with a platform to denounce Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for criticizing the “Sensation” exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art last fall. Nazi-style script is used to highlight critical comments made by Giuliani and others; they are... [Read more...]

“EARLY SHOW” GETS TOO CUTE WITH CATHOLICISM

On yesterday’s edition of the CBS program, the “Early Show,” co-hosts Bryant Gumbel and Jane Clayson joined meteorologist Mark McEwen in an extended ridicule of Catholicism. The subject was Lent. During the course of the conversation, Gumbel and McEwen admitted they were raised Catholic but were no longer practicing. “I was born... [Read more...]

GOOD FRIDAY HOLIDAY UPHELD (AGAIN)

In January, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to a Maryland law that mandates Good Friday as a holiday in the public schools. Today it followed suit by allowing Indiana to give state employees the day off; the justices did not comment on why they refused to hear an appeal that argued the holiday was a violation of the First Amendment. Catholic... [Read more...]

WHAT THE BUDDHIST BUST SAYS ABOUT GORE

Maria Hsia was found guilty today on all five counts charging her with arranging more than $100,000 in illegal contributions during the 1996 presidential campaign. Hsia, who has been a fund-raiser for Vice President Al Gore since the 1980s, helped arrange the Buddhist temple fund-raiser. Gore initially claimed that he did not know that the event was... [Read more...]

DEMOCRATS DISCOVER ANTI-CATHOLICISM

Congresssional Democrats have introduced a resolution condemning Bob Jones University for its anti-Catholicism and other forms of bigotry. William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, commented on this move today: “It was the Democrats who gave us Dr. Jocelyn Elders in 1993 as Surgeon General and it was the Democrats who gave us James Hormel... [Read more...]

McCAIN BECOMES DIVISIVE AND HYPOCRITICAL

Senator John McCain has charged that Rev. Pat Robertson and Rev. Jerry Falwell represent “the forces of evil.” On another front, in Washington state McCain continued his tactic of authorizing phone calls alerting voters to the Bob Jones University appearance of Governor George W. Bush. McCain first used this strategy in Michigan; he first... [Read more...]

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