2002 – February Releases

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JESUS SHOWN SODOMIZED, MUTILATED & MASTURBATED

By | February 28th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida, is hosting an exhibit by Pat Payne, “A Look at Violence in Religious and Sexual Imagery,” that depicts the following: Jesus being sodomized Jesus with pierced genitalia Jesus being masturbated by a woman The exhibit began February 8 and lasts until March 29.  Catholic League president William Donohue has [...]

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KFI, L.A., GUILTY OF BIGOTRY, LYING, COWARDICE

By | February 22nd, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On the February 12 edition of the “John and Ken Show,” a KFI radio program in Los Angeles, several bigoted remarks were made about Catholic priests.  On February 14, the Catholic League called to verify the comments, but no one responded.  We e-mailed KFI on February 19 asking for verification and were told that the following [...]

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SUPREME COURT TO HEAR LANDMARK VOUCHER CASE; CATHOLIC LEAGUE AMICUS BRIEF GETS A HEARING

By | February 19th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On February 20, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Zelman v. Doris Simmons-Harris, the case that involves the Cleveland voucher program.  The Catholic League has filed an amicus curiae brief supporting the constitutionality of the program.  William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, explained why the league’s interest in this issue is so strong: [...]

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DISNEY SHAREHOLDERS ASKED TO DUMP MIRAMAX

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

On Tuesday, February 19, Disney will hold its annual shareholder meeting at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut.  In that day’s edition of the Hartford Courant, the Catholic League will run an op-ed page ad asking Disney shareholders to dump its subsidiary, Miramax. On February 5, Catholic League president William Donohue faxed a letter to Disney [...]

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PRO-LIFE STUDENTS REWARDED BY CATHOLIC SCHOOL; ABORTION GROUPS OBJECT

By | February 15th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

A Catholic high school in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, Archbishop Wood, is rewarding students with extra-credit for participating in pro-life demonstrations outside a Planned Parenthood clinic.  Planned Parenthood and Catholics for a Free Choice have registered their objections.  Catholic League president William Donohue commented as follows: “We are delighted with the news that pro-life students at Archbishop [...]

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CATHOLICS URGED TO BOYCOT T JEWISH MUSEUM

By | February 14th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

At a meeting of Jewish leaders in Washington yesterday, Menachem Rosensaft, an official of the Holocaust Memorial Museum and founding chairman of the International Network of Children of Holocaust Survivors, called for Jewish groups to boycott New York’s Jewish Museum because of its upcoming exhibit, “Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art.”  The exhibit will open March 17.  [...]

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GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL LOVES ANTI-CATHOLIC MOVIE

By | February 14th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Director Constantin Costa-Gavras won the prestigious Berlinale Kamera award yesterday at the Berlin International Film Festival.  The Greek-born French director won the prize for his latest movie, “Amen.”  The film is about a German SS officer who allegedly tells a priest what was happening to the Jews during the Holocaust and the subsequent refusal of Pope [...]

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L.A. SCHOOLS PROMOTE CENSORSHIP; OFFER MADE TO TEACH TOLERANCE

By | February 8th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Los Angeles Unified School District has removed nearly 300 books from its library shelves that it deems offensive. In December, copies of The Meaning of the Holy Quran were donated to the school district by a local Muslim foundation.  This particular version of the Koran, published in 1934, contains footnote passages that label Jews “arrogant,” “illiterate” and [...]

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BUSH SETS RIGHT TONE AT PRAYER BREAKFAST

By | February 7th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

President George W. Bush spoke of the need for tolerance and community service at today’s National Prayer Breakfast.  He took particular note of those New York firefighters who risked everything to save people inside the World Trade Center on September 11.  Bush said they “were not confused about the difference between right and wrong.”  He also [...]

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ALBANY HEALTH BILL FRAUGHT WITH PROBLEMS

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

The New York State Senate approved a bill on February 5 requiring all health insurers to cover contraceptives.  It made an exception for those religious institutions where most of the people who work there and most of the people it serves share that religion.  This was considered a compromise measure to appease the objections of New [...]

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