Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the furor over the comments Mel Gibson allegedly made after his arrest for drunk driving Friday morning: “What Mel Gibson apparently said is indefensible. The remark attributed to him, ‘The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,’ is anti-Semitic and irresponsible. Fortunately,... [Read more...]MEDIA HYPE “ORDINATION” OF WOMEN
Today in Pittsburgh, eight women will proclaim themselves priests and four other women will anoint themselves deacons. Commenting on this event is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: “Contrary to some news reports, this is not the first time that this make-believe game has been played. In 2003, the Associated Press reported that Judith Heffernan... [Read more...]DEMOCRATIC RELIGIOUS GURU CRACKS UP; HOWARD DEAN IS IN A JAM
Yesterday, a coalition of hundreds of public notables released a statement, “Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: A New Strategic Vision for All Our Families & Relationships,” that takes issue with gay activists who are limiting their efforts to legalizing same-sex marriage. Their goal is total societal recognition of “families and relationships”... [Read more...]CENSOR THREATENS MISSOURI CATHOLIC GROUP
Maurice S. Owens, a Washington lawyer, has filed a complaint with the IRS against the Missouri Catholic Conference alleging “illegal political interference.” The Catholic group is urging candidates for state office to return contributions received from an organization, Supporters of Health Research and Treatment, that promotes embryonic stem cell... [Read more...]DEMOCRATS NEED TO GET ON PAGE:IS GOD-TALK OKAY OR NOT?
Catholic League president Bill Donohue released the following remarks today regarding comments made this week on stem-cell legislation: “On July 18, Democratic Senator Charles Schumer said those who oppose killing embryos are ‘theocrats.’ The next day, Democratic Senator Tom Harkin accused President Bush of being a ‘moral ayatollah’ for... [Read more...]SEN. HARKIN’S CATHOLIC-BAITING REMARKS
At a news conference yesterday, Senator Tom Harkin denounced President Bush’s veto of a bill that would expand embryonic stem cell research. He questioned, “Who set up the president of the United States, this president, as our moral pope? The president of the United States is not our moral ayatollah. He may wish to be, but he’s not.” Sen.... [Read more...]ARE CHRISTIANS WHO SUPPORT ISRAEL “THEOCRATS”?
In yesterday’s debate on the Senate floor over stem cell research, New York Senator Charles Schumer said that those who oppose embryonic stem cell research were “theocrats” who “want their faith to dictate what the government does.” He then called them “un-American.” Responding is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: “Senator Schumer... [Read more...]STEM CELL DEBATE GETS UGLY
The U.S. Senate will vote today on three pieces of legislation regarding stem cell research. Two of the bills are non-controversial: one would ban “fetal farms,” i.e., growing human embryos in a human or animal with the intent of harvesting stem cells, and the other promotes adult stem cell research. The controversial bill would expand federal... [Read more...]“SOUTH PARK’S” FORCED MORAL EQUIVALENCY
On July 19, Comedy Central will re-air the “South Park” episode “Trapped in the Closet.” The cartoon, which originally aired on November 16, 2005, was removed from Comedy Central’s schedule of reruns in May by network officials after it angered Scientologists. Speaking to Variety magazine about episodes causing controversy, co-creator... [Read more...]GAY MARRIAGE LOSES IN NEW YORK
Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented on today’s ruling by the New York Court of Appeals that New York State law does not allow gay marriage: “Those who believe in judicial restraint will welcome today’s ruling; those who prefer a judicial system where judges impose their ideological predilections on the public will not be happy. ... [Read more...]