SEN. BARACK OBAMA’S REMARKS ON RELIGION

Senator Barack Obama spoke before a Call to Renewal conference today imploring Democrats to reach out to people of faith.  “Secularists are wrong when they ask believers to leave their religion at the door before entering the public square,” he said. Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented as follows: “There is much in Senator Obama’s... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS LEFT SEEKS TO SILENCE CHURCH’S VOICE

A coalition of religious leaders in Massachusetts who are pro-gay marriage has lashed out at Boston Archbishop Sean Cardinal O’Malley and other Catholic leaders for opposing same-sex unions.  The coalition accuses the Catholic leaders of practicing “religious discrimination” and has requested that they stop campaigning for laws that protect the... [Read more...]

GOV. EHRLICH’S HANDLERS FAIL—ISSUE STILL ALIVE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue was a guest today on the “Ron Smith Show,” a WBAL-Baltimore radio show.  The topic was the firing of Robert J. Smith, a Metro transit authority appointee, who offended Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich last week when he said (on a cable TV show after hours), “Homosexual behavior, in my view, is deviant.” ... [Read more...]

MARYLAND GOVERNOR—FOE OF FREE SPEECH

Last week, Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich fired Robert J. Smith, one of his Metro transit authority appointees, because Smith said that “Homosexual behavior, in my view, is deviant.”  Smith, who stressed he is a Roman Catholic, said that his characterization reflected his beliefs and were made after hours on a cable TV show.  Ehrlich branded... [Read more...]

ABC NEWS REPORTS WOMEN “PRIESTS”

On the June 19 edition of “World News Tonight,” there was a report by ABC News correspondent Dan Harris that led viewers to think that eight women are about to be ordained as Catholic priests in the U.S. The lead piece in this story, “From Priesthood to Bishops, Women Gain Ground in Christian Organizations,” covered the election of the first... [Read more...]

PG RATING FOR CHRISTIAN FILM:CONTROVERSY ENDS

Kris Fuhr, vice president for marketing at Provident Films (owned by Sony), was quoted by Scripps Howard on June 7 saying that she was told by someone at the Motion Picture Association of American (MPAA) that “Facing the Giants” was awarded a PG Rating because the film “was heavily laden with messages from one religion and that this might offend... [Read more...]

HAWKING MISREPRESENTS POPE JOHN PAUL II

Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking said yesterday that Pope John Paul II once told scientists that “It’s OK to study the universe and where it began.  But we should not inquire into the beginning itself because that was the moment of creation and the work of God.”   The news story says Hawking did not say when the pope allegedly made this remark. Catholic... [Read more...]

“OVERTLY” CHRISTIAN FILM GETS PG RATING:PROBE REQUESTED

On June 7, Scripps Howard ran a story about a ruling by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) awarding a PG rating to a new movie by Provident Films, “Facing the Giants.”  The film, which opens September 29, received the PG rating because of its allegedly “religious” character.  Over the past week, the Catholic League made several... [Read more...]

OREGON LAWSUIT AGAINST VATICAN UPHELD

Yesterday, an Oregon judge ruled that the Vatican may be sued for allegedly conspiring to protect a molesting priest by moving him from Ireland to Chicago to Portland more than 50 years ago.  In an unprecedented decision, the judge said that the Holy See does not enjoy foreign sovereign immunity in this case because the Vatican supposedly knew the... [Read more...]

ARE FOES OF GAY MARRIAGE BIGOTS?

The U.S. Senate will vote this week on the Marriage Protection Amendment, a bill which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman.  Senator Edward M. Kennedy is quoted today as saying, “A vote for this amendment is a vote for bigotry pure and simple.” Catholic League president Bill Donohue disagrees: “A vote for the Marriage Protection... [Read more...]