2001 – December Releases

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eBAY WITHDRAWS “WEIRD TATTOOED JESUS STATUE!”

By | December 13th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

In response to a complaint by the Catholic League, eBay, the Internet auction site, has withdrawn an offensive item from its listings, the “Weird Tattooed Jesus Statue!”  The statue depicts Jesus with three eyes, vampire teeth and a dagger tattoo on his chest.  The base is covered with roses and green painted skulls.  It was designed [...]

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EMPLOYEES OF KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON, CAN NOW SAY “MERRY CHRISTMAS”

By | December 12th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On December 10, the Catholic League issued a news release criticizing a November 14 memo by Ron Sims, the King County Executive in Washington State, that warned county employees not to say “Merry Christmas.”  He has now reversed himself saying it is okay to say “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Hanukkah.”  However, Sims, and his chief of [...]

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“JOHNNIE WALKER RED” IS NO CATHOLIC

By | December 12th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on media reports that label John Walker, the American Taliban fighter, a Catholic: “No newspaper has been more irresponsible in reporting on John Walker’s upbringing than the Houston Chronicle.  In its December 4 headline on Walker it said, ‘Catholic teen molded into bloodied Taliban fighter.’  It then commented on his [...]

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WEST PALM BEACH VA MEDICAL CENTER RESTORES MENORAH BUT STILL DOESN’T HAVE A NATIVITY SCENE

By | December 11th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On December 7, menorahs were removed from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Palm Beach.  On December 10, they were restored.  The initial complaints were made by those who contended that the menorah is a religious symbol and should therefore not be displayed on government property.  The second round of complaints came from the Jewish [...]

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UNIV. OF NORTHERN IOWA HOSTS “CORPUS CHRISTI”

By | December 11th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The University of Northern Iowa will host the Terrence McNally play, “Corpus Christi,” December 12-14.  The play depicts Christ having sex with the 12 apostles. Catholic League’s president William Donohue explained his reaction: “The taxpayers in Iowa are being asked to give the University of Northern Iowa a Christmas present—a three day performance of the gay [...]

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MAKERS OF HOLIDAY GREETING CARDS DUMB DOWN CHRISTMAS

By | December 10th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Makers of holiday greeting cards show great unevenness in their handling of Christian, Jewish and Muslim holidays.  To be specific, a review of the greeting cards available on the home page of Yahoo! reveal the following: There are over 350 Christmas cards yet only 25 have a religious content.  There are at least 8 objectionable cards [...]

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EMPLOYEES OF KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON, WARNED NOT TO SAY “MERRY CHRISTMAS”

By | December 10th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

A memo has been sent to the employees of King County, Washington, regarding holiday celebrations that requires them to use “religion-neutral” language.  The memo of November 14 says it is okay to say “Happy Holidays” and “Holiday Greetings.”  But all references to Christmas are regarded as taboo. Ron Sims, the King County Executive who released the [...]

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MAXIMUM PENALTY SOUGHT AGAINST ANTI-CATHOLIC TEACHERS IN SHARON, MASSACHUSETTS

By | December 7th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Catholic League is seeking the maximum penalty against anti-Catholic teachers at Sharon High School in Massachusetts for their participation in an anti-Catholic event.  At the high school’s Halloween party, two male students dressed as pregnant nuns and another dressed as the priest impregnator.  They were awarded first prize by a faculty panel: the offending students [...]

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HARVARD SHOWS INTOLERANCE TO CHRISTIANS

By | December 5th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

According to the Harvard Crimson, the campus of Harvard University is dotted with cardboard Santas and menorahs and most of the University Houses have both a menorah and a Christmas tree.  But there is no mention of a nativity scene anywhere on the campus.  Indeed, there is considerable controversy over the scheduled placement of a Christmas tree [...]

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NATIVITY SCENES REQUESTED IN NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS

By | December 4th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue has written to New York City Schools Chancellor Dr. Harold Levy asking him to allow the placement of nativity scenes in the New York City schools.  He has also asked him what disciplinary measures will be taken against Dr. Fran Levy, principal of PS 22, for discriminating against Christians. The following [...]

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