NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN “HOLIDAY WARS”

Yesterday, the Catholic League issued a news release on the “holiday wars” over the display of crèches and menorahs on public property.  The release stated, among other things, that a menorah had been banned from display in public land in Watchung, New Jersey; it also said that in Airmont, New York, a crèche had been banned. But now a Jewish... [Read more...]

RIPPING UP THE RELIGIOUS ROOTS OF CHRISTMAS

Catholic League president William Donohue offered the following observations today on attempts to rip up the religious roots of Christmas: “The controversy over the display of religious symbols on public property has already begun.  While the U.S. Supreme Court has not spoken with clarity on this issue, there is some settled ground that public officials... [Read more...]

DAVID E. KELLEY LASHES OUT AGAIN: “BOSTON PUBLIC” USED TO VENT HIS BIGOTRY

Last night’s Fox TV show, “Boston Public,” featured a reckless boy who admits to his concerned teacher that he has been sexually abused by a priest, Father Egan.  It turns out that the molesting priest previously abused the boy’s teacher, Danny Hanson.  Hanson then confronts Father Egan threatening him with violence.  The next episode will... [Read more...]

SUPREME COURT PERMITS HOLIDAY DISPLAYS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY

On November 29, U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens ruled that the city of Cincinnati cannot bar the display of a menorah on a downtown plaza during the holidays.  The municipal ordinance that was overturned said that only the city can use Fountain Square during the last two weeks of November through the first week of January.  Stevens, who... [Read more...]

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