2002 – December Releases

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NEW YORK BISHOPS SUE NEW YORK STATE

By | December 30th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Roman Catholic Bishops of New York State filed a lawsuit today against New York State for mandating religious institutions to provide prescription contraceptives for their employees. Catholic League president William Donohue strongly supports the lawsuit and explains why: “New York State legislators are to blame for this lawsuit.  Had they acceded to the requests of [...]

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HATE GROUP CLAIMS TO HAVE CLONED BABY GIRL

By | December 27th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Brigitte Boisselier, the head of Clonaid, said today her company is responsible for the world’s first cloned human baby; the company is tied to a religious group by the name Raelian. Catholic League president William Donohue addressed both the cloning issue and the bigotry associated with Raelians: “A woman who calls herself a Raelian ‘bishop’ holds [...]

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LONG ISLAND PASTORS NOTIFIED OF NEWSDAY’S DEFENSE OF BRESLIN’S BIGOTRY AND DISTORTIONS

By | December 26th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

In addition to sending this news release to those on the Catholic League’s media list, this one is being faxed to all 134 Catholic parishes in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island.  Catholic League president William Donohue explained why he is taking this unusual step: “Jimmy Breslin is out of control and Newsday is irresponsible for not [...]

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ATTEMPTS TO SANITIZE CHRISTMAS OCCUR IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTORS ALIKE

By | December 18th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue today listed recent attempts to sanitize Christmas in both the private and public sectors: Every year on New York’s Park Avenue the Helmsley Building nightly features a huge display of lights in the shape of a cross. This is the first year it has been discontinued. GAP stores on the East [...]

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DEMOCRATIC HOPEFULS FOR THE PRESIDENCY ASKED TO OPPOSE DNC’S ANTI-CATHOLIC BIGOTRY

By | December 17th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue has written a letter to Democratic hopefuls for the presidency in 2004 asking them to oppose the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) association with an anti-Catholic organization, Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC); the DNC provides a link on its website to CFFC.  His letter has been sent to the following: Senator [...]

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CATHOLIC LEAGUE’S NATIVITY SCENE ERECTED IN CENTRAL PARK

By | December 16th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights erected a nativity scene today in New York’s Central Park.  Every year the Catholic League obtains a permit from the Parks Department of the City of New York allowing us to put up a manger scene on the corner of 59th Street and 5th Avenue.  It will be blessed today [...]

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CARDINAL LAW’S RESIGNATION

By | December 13th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president William Donohue addressed what Cardinal Bernard Law’s resignation means to most Catholics: “Most Catholics are greeting the resignation of Cardinal Law with a sigh of relief and sadness.  While no one blames Cardinal Law for the entire scandal in the Church, his departure nonetheless represents an important step towards recapturing the trust of [...]

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TERRY McAULIFFE’S SELECTIVE INTEREST IN BIGOTRY

By | December 11th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Terry McAuliffe is calling on Republican leaders to “denounce” the recent statements made by Senator Trent Lott regarding the record of Senator Strom Thurmond. Catholic League president William Donohue shot back today: “There is no question that what Senator Trent Lott said was inexcusable.  But it is the height of arrogance [...]

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NEW YORK CITY SUED FOR RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION

By | December 10th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

A lawsuit has been filed by the Thomas More Law Center against the City of New York, Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and another school official challenging the Department of Education’s policy regarding “Holiday Displays”: the policy allows the display of the Jewish Menorah and the Islamic Star and Crescent while banning the Christian religious holiday symbol, [...]

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MENORAH BANNED IN FAIR LAWN, NEW JERSEY; BOGUS RATIONALE OFFERED

By | December 6th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Rabbi Levi Neubort’s request to have a menorah placed next to a holiday display in front of Borough Hall in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, has been rejected by the borough council.  Borough Attorney Richard Lustgarten said he was following legal precedent.  He also said that putting up a menorah would open the doors of Borough Hall [...]

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