CRUCIFIX DEMANDED IN HONOLULU CITY HALL

The ACLU’s chapter in Hawaii has announced that it will file a federal lawsuit against the city of Honolulu because the city banned a painting of a nude woman on a cross from being displayed on public property.  The painting by Daria Fand, “Last of the Believers,” was banned from an exhibit last March at Honolulu Hale. Catholic League president... [Read more...]

NYC COUNCIL BILL SEEKS GAG ORDER ON ABORTION PROTESTERS

On August 21, the New York City Council will debate Bill NO. 645-A that seeks to limit the free speech rights of abortion protesters outside abortion clinics. The bill, introduced by council member Kathryn Freed, would make it illegal for abortion protesters to pass out leaflets or handbills to an unconsenting person outside abortion facilities. It... [Read more...]

BUSH WALKS FINE LINE ON STEM CELL ISSUE

William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, released the following statement today on President George W. Bush’s address last night on stem cell research: “Bush went two for three last night.  He did the right thing by opposing any federally-funded stem cell research that would require the killing of new embryos.  He also did the right... [Read more...]

REP. McDERMOTT’S DARKER SIDE EXPOSED

In response to a decision by Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington to stand by his recent Catholic-baiting remarks, the Catholic League has embarked on a public relations campaign on his behalf.  We will expose his darker side to all of his colleagues in the House, as well as to every state legislator in Washington. On July 31, Rep. McDermott took to the... [Read more...]

REP. McDERMOTT GUILTY OF CATHOLIC BAITING

In yesterday’s debate over bills on human cloning, Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington state supported the Greenwood substitute amendment that would allow human cloning to make human embryos for research.  In the course of his remarks made on the House floor, he made several statements about Catholicism that were offensive. McDermott likened the current... [Read more...]

BUSH’S “VALUES CAMPAIGN” IS NO THREAT TO LIBERTY

U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post have recently run articles on President Bush’s “values campaign.”  It is said that Bush believes the nation is on the verge of a “religious revival” and that he wants to infuse Christian values into public policy issues affecting bioethics, sex education, charitable giving and education. ... [Read more...]