2004 – December Releases

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ATHEISTS DESERVE THEIR OWN HOLIDAY—NOTHINGDAY

By | December 23rd, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue released the following comments on the Christmas wars today: “Robert Tiernan, a spokesman for the Freedom from Religion Foundation, is demanding that atheists be represented in next year’s Parade of Lights in Denver.  He wants a ‘winter solstice’ float instead of a Christian one.  He deserves better. “Atheists deserve to have [...]

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CHRISTIANS ORGANIZE TO RECLAIM CHRISTMAS

By | December 22nd, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The following examples show how Christians are defending Christmas: Last year, a Glenview, Illinois firehouse was told it could not display Christmas decorations.  This year they won approval. Last year, an 8-year-old boy from Plano, Texas was forbidden from giving his friends candy canes in school.  This year he could. Last year, a crèche in Cranston, [...]

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NATIVITY SCENE DISPLAYED IN CENTRAL PARK

By | December 21st, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue remarked today on the league’s crèche in Central Park: “Starting today, and lasting for almost two weeks, there will be a nativity scene in Central Park.  The crèche is erected by the Catholic League every December, and it is done with the permission of the New York City Parks Department.  Unfortunately, [...]

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RASH OF VANDALIZED NATIVITY SCENES

By | December 20th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue today discussed the latest wave of vandalized nativity scenes: “On December 10, we issued a news release documenting 16 instances of nativity scenes that were vandalized nation wide.  Since then, there have been 24 more reported incidents that have come to our attention.  Here is where they occurred: Grand Rapids, Michigan; [...]

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HATING CHRISTMAS IS NOW CHIC

By | December 20th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on some disturbing responses to Christmas: “In San Francisco, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a band of characters the Los Angeles Times affectionately calls a group of ‘queer nuns,’ has been bashing Christmas all month.  In Minneapolis, gay-themed Christmas bashing has been happening at the Hennepin Center for the Arts and [...]

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FRANK RICH, HOLLYWOOD AND SECULAR JEWS

By | December 17th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

 Catholic League president William Donohue responded today to a column by Frank Rich that is posted on the New York Times website and will appear in Sunday’s paper: “Frank Rich quotes me as saying that ‘Hollywood is controlled by secular Jews who hate Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular.’  He fails to mention that in the same [...]

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NOT ALL HOLIDAY CARDS ARE CREATED EQUAL

By | December 16th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The following is a comparative analysis of current holiday greeting cards: Hallmark Of the 104 Christmas cards, nine are religious; one mentions Jesus and none features a nativity scene.  In its “Humor” category, three have mild scatological references and one has sexual overtones.  Of the 5 Hanukkah cards, four feature menorahs; even the one “Humor” card [...]

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LET’S HAVE A PARTY—BUT NOT A CHRISTMAS ONE

By | December 15th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue today addressed what’s been happening to Christmas parties in the workplace: “For decades, employees at Time magazine had a Christmas party and looked forward to receiving a Christmas bonus.  But starting three years ago, the party was banned and so were the Christmas bonuses.  This is not to say that bonuses are no [...]

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CENSORING CHRISTMAS IN THE WORKPLACE

By | December 14th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on attempts to censor Christmas in the workplace: “The University of Alabama’s Office of Cultural Diversity recommends that all nativity scenes should be banned because they are ‘religion-centered.’  The menorah, which is a Jewish religious symbol, is ‘fine’ because it is really a ‘secular’ symbol.  Employees are also instructed [...]

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CIRCUIT COURT HEARS NYC NATIVITY CASE

By | December 13th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Oral arguments will be presented today in a case of national significance to Christians.  At issue is whether it is legal to display Jewish and Muslim religious symbols in the New York City schools, but not Christian ones.  For the past few years, New York City schools have allowed the menorah and the crescent and star, [...]

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