ANTI-CATHOLIC GROUP BLAMES BISHOPS FOR AIDS

Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC) is launching a global campaign that seeks to change the Catholic Church’s teachings on sexuality.  The group wants to end what it calls “the Catholic bishops’ ban on condoms.”  The ad reads as follows: “Catholic people care.  Do our bishops?  Because the bishops ban condoms, innocent people die.” Frances... [Read more...]

“JESUS HAS TWO MOMMIES” COMES TO SOMERVILLE, MA

On November 30 and December 1, the Somerville Theater in Somerville, Massachusetts, will present Faith Soloway’s, “Jesus Has Two Mommies.”  Called a “multi-media schlock opera,” the performance features Ms. Soloway, who plays herself, and Cathy Cannavo, who plays her pregnant Irish-Catholic girlfriend; the two women join in a “commitment... [Read more...]

GAY ACTIVIST EQUATES POPE WITH OSAMA BIN LADEN

“Flash! This just in: All the while that Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban has been protecting Osama bin Laden, Italy has been harboring another omnipotent religious zealot, one who equally condemns us Western sinners and incites violence with his incendiary rhetoric.”  That is how Michelangelo Signorile begins his article, “The Gay-Bashing Pope,”... [Read more...]

NYC SCHOOLS CHANCELLOR DOES A 360: RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION THROWN OVERBOARD

New York City Schools Chancellor Harold Levy, who just yesterday had given approval to a new policy that would allow school officials to designate a specific area where Muslim students could gather to pray during Ramadan (which begins today), has now reversed himself saying that no such accommodation will be tolerated. Catholic League president William... [Read more...]

MUSLIMS CAN PRAY IN NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS: PARITY FOR CHRISTIANS AND JEWS URGED

New York City Schools Chancellor Harold Levy is allowing Muslim students to pray in school during Ramadan; areas will be set aside for group prayer by school officials.  Permission is granted provided that the prayers do not disrupt classes or interfere with the rights of other students (e.g., non-Muslim students cannot be denied access to the same... [Read more...]

AMICUS BRIEF FILED IN OHIO VOUCHER CASE

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has filed an amicus curiae brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Ohio voucher case, Zelman v. Simmons-Harris.  Filing the brief for the Catholic League is Gerard Bradley, professor of law at the University of Notre Dame; professor Robert P. George of Princeton is counsel of record.  Both professors... [Read more...]

PROTESTANT CHURCHES VIOLATE THE LAW WITH IMPUNITY

In the last week before election day, November 6, there were several violations of constitutional law and IRS regulations committed by Protestant churches.  For example, on October 31, New Jersey candidate for governor, James E. McGreevey, won the endorsement of the Black Ministers Council of New Jersey.  The group represents 600 churches.  On November... [Read more...]

NEBRASKA LAWMAKERS ASKED TO CENSURE STATE SEN. ERNIE CHAMBERS FOR BIGOTRY

The Catholic League is asking Nebraska lawmakers to censure one of its state senators, Ernie Chambers.  On November 5, in a debate over budget cuts, Chambers went on a tirade over public monies spent on students who attend Catholic schools; scholarships are currently available to poor students who attend private schools, including two Catholic colleges. Chambers’... [Read more...]

AMERICANS UNITED SEEKS TO MUZZLE FREE SPEECH

Yesterday, Americans United for Separation of Church and State accused the bishops of New Jersey of interfering in the electoral process simply because they voiced an opinion on abortion that the radical group abhors.  The bishops in the Garden State had urged Catholics to “use their voting privilege to reflect a choice of candidates who respect... [Read more...]

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART OFFERS “PISS CHRIST” POSTCARDS IN GIFT SHOP

The gift shop in the Baltimore Museum of Art is selling souvenir postcards that feature a picture of the Andres Serrano “Piss Christ” artwork; it shows a  crucifix submerged in a jar of the artist’s urine.  Catholic League president William Donohue spoke to this issue today: “After 9-11, the Baltimore Museum of Art removed a painting by Christopher... [Read more...]

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