2006 – July Releases

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MEL’S ENEMIES LACK FORGIVENESS

By | July 31st, 2006|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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, he has apologized [...]

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MEDIA HYPE “ORDINATION” OF WOMEN

By | July 31st, 2006|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 had ‘performed [...]

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DEMOCRATIC RELIGIOUS GURU CRACKS UP; HOWARD DEAN IS IN A JAM

By | July 27th, 2006|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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” that “know no borders.”  One of the [...]

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CENSOR THREATENS MISSOURI CATHOLIC GROUP

By | July 25th, 2006|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 research and human cloning. Catholic League president [...]

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DEMOCRATS NEED TO GET ON PAGE:IS GOD-TALK OKAY OR NOT?

By | July 21st, 2006|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 vetoing a bill expanding embryonic stem cell [...]

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SEN. HARKIN’S CATHOLIC-BAITING REMARKS

By | July 20th, 2006|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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ARE CHRISTIANS WHO SUPPORT ISRAEL “THEOCRATS”?

By | July 19th, 2006|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 needs to explain himself: Are [...]

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STEM CELL DEBATE GETS UGLY

By | July 18th, 2006|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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“SOUTH PARK’S” FORCED MORAL EQUIVALENCY

By | July 12th, 2006|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

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 Matt Stone, cited “Trapped,” a December 7, 2005 [...]

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GAY MARRIAGE LOSES IN NEW YORK

By | July 6th, 2006|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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.  Those [...]

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