2004 – December Releases

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HOLLYWOOD SNUBS MEL—AGAIN

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

Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” was one of 49 films deemed eligible for a foreign-language Golden Globe.  But it was not among the nominees voted on today by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Catholic League president William Donohue was not surprised: “Mel Gibson releases the most significant blockbuster movie of the year, but it’s [...]

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NATIVITY SCENES VANDALIZED NATIONWIDE

By | December 10th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

  Below is a list of vandalized nativity scenes this Christmas season: Vandals damaged a life-size nativity scene in Merced, California. Baby Jesus was stolen from a McKinney, Texas family’s yard. Over a dozen statues were stolen from a nativity scene in Pasco County, Florida, and three of the inflatable snowmen were slashed. A nativity scene [...]

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THE POLITICS OF INCLUSION AT CHRISTMASTIME

By | December 9th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

  Catholic League president William Donohue spoke out today about the politics of inclusion at Christmastime: “Students at Spring Grove Elementary School in McHenry County, Illinois recently managed to sing holiday songs without ever mentioning Christ or the Christmas story.  In another Illinois community, students in the Woodland District schools were forbidden from singing ‘Jingle Bells,’ [...]

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DON’T CALL IT CHRISTMAS

By | December 8th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue addressed the growing aversion to the use of the word Christmas: “The residents of Fontana, California celebrated their annual Festival of Winter last weekend.  Santa Claus, who is not associated with anything other than Christmas, was inexplicably present in the parade through Miller Park.  Just as curious, there was a tree [...]

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PUBLIC CELEBRATIONS OF HANUKKAH AND CHRISTMAS

By | December 7th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the way Hanukkah and Christmas are being publicly celebrated: “In today’s New York Times, there are four ads by major department stores wishing Jews Happy Hanukkah: Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue (a fifth, Tiffany & Co., has an ad selling a menorah but extends no [...]

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JOINT STATEMENT ON CHRISMUKKAH: CATHOLIC LEAGUE AND NEW YORK BOARD OF RABBIS

By | December 6th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Dr. William Donohue, President and CEO of the Catholic League, and Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Executive Vice President of the New York Board of Rabbis, issued the following statement today on Chrismukkah: “We are deeply concerned about the spiritual misrepresentation of a newly created ‘holiday’ called Chrismukkah.  While we as Jews and Christians practice our particular traditions, [...]

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CHRISMUKKAH IS A MULTICULTURAL MESS

By | December 6th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Hanukkah begins on December 7 at sundown and ends at nightfall on December 15.  Chrismukkah begins at the same time as Hanukkah, but does not end until December 25, Christmas day.  Chrismukkah is a new hybrid holiday that seeks to conflate Hanukkah and Christmas.  It is a reflection of the high degree of intermarriage, especially in [...]

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NBC’s DENVER AFFILIATE SPONSORS BIGOTRY

By | December 2nd, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Denver’s annual Parade of Lights will take place on December 3rd and 4th.   This year parade organizers have decided to ban the words “Merry Christmas” from all floats; Christmas songs have also been banned.  The chief sponsor of the parade is KUSA-TV, the local NBC affiliate. Catholic League president William Donohue spoke to this issue today: “Michael [...]

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CHRISTMAS IS THE NEW “C-WORD”

By | December 1st, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the latest attempts to ban Christmas: “Parents in Maine’s Scarborough School District say that efforts to ban Christmas have become so extreme that they now refer to Christmas as the new ‘C-word.’  In nearby New Hampshire, things aren’t any better.  For example, the principal of Epping Elementary School [...]

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