Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote a letter today to the members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the Smithsonian magazine and the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. His letter, available here, concerns an article in the... [Read more...]A&E’S DEMONS MERIT EXORCISM
Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on an A&E documentary based on the work of Simon Cox, author of Illuminating Angels and Demons: The Unauthorized Guide to the Facts Behind the Fiction: “Beginning the day before ‘The Da Vinci Code’ opened, A&E has thrice aired a documentary, ‘Illuminating Angels and Demons,’ that... [Read more...]HOLOCAUST WINDS MISS UNIV. OF OREGON
Last night, a meeting of the Student Senate at the University of Oregon ended when seven students walked out in protest of a proposal to condemn the Insurgent, the campus paper that featured an obscene attack on Jesus in the March edition. Catholic League president Bill Donohue blames the university’s president, Dave Frohnmayer, for the turmoil: “On... [Read more...]SONY OKAYS “DA VINCI CODE” DISCLAIMERS
“The Da Vinci Code” will open in India on Friday. The one-week delay was due to negotiations between Sony Pictures and the nation’s censorship board over the propriety of inserting a disclaimer. Sony has now agreed to put the following statement before and after the movie: “The characters and incidents portrayed and the names herein are... [Read more...]MATERIAL GIRL STRIKES AGAIN
The singer Madonna kicked off her “Confessions” tour in Los Angeles yesterday. Between political statements and oral sex jokes, Madonna found the time to don a crown of thorns, hang from a mirrored cross and croon her ballad “Live to Tell” in front of a screen flashing images from the Third World. Commenting on this is Catholic League president... [Read more...]“DA VINCI CODE” IS INANE
Bill Donohue saw “The Da Vinci Code” today. Here are his comments: “The movie theater was packed, and at the end of the film there were three or four people who clapped, and three of four who hissed. Most just walked out in a zombie-like fashion, eerily mimicking the characters on the screen. “This was one of the most inane films I have... [Read more...]BILL O’REILLY HUMBLES HIMSELF
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today on Fox News Network host Bill O’Reilly: “On last night’s show, O’Reilly told two guests that ‘I can’t lead this crusade.’ He was referring to the incident at the University of Oregon where a campus newspaper, theInsurgent, posted graphics of a naked Jesus with an erection kissing... [Read more...]IS “THE DA VINCI CODE” JUST A MOVIE?
Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on how some movie reviewers are reacting to “The Da Vinci Code”: “All of us are given to inconsistencies, but few merit the label ‘rank hypocrite.’ Jami Bernard, film critic for the New York Daily News, falls in the latter category. “In her two-and-a-half star review of ‘The Da... [Read more...]“DA VINCI CODE” BOMBS WITH CRITICS
Here’s a sample of what critics who previewed “The Da Vinci Code” yesterday had to say about the movie: “Dud”; Unwieldy”; “Plodding.” (Reuters) “A Bloated Puzzle”; “The movie is so drenched in dialogue musing over arcane mythological and historical lore and scenes grow so static that even camera movement can’t disguise the... [Read more...]GUESS WHO BELIEVES “DA VINCI CODE” FABLE?
Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on who is likely to believe the “Da Vinci Code”: “According to Reuters, those in England who read the Dan Brown novel are twice as likely to believe the tale that Jesus had children with Mary Magdalene. Perhaps the most astounding figure is the 30 percent who believe this and haven’t read... [Read more...]