PRESS CONFERENCE: RALLY OVER KHALIL GIBRAN SCHOOL

PRESS CONFERENCE: RALLY OVER KHALIL GIBRAN SCHOOL Purpose:  To raise serious questions regarding the propriety of opening Khalil Gibran International Academy Participants: Coalition of New Yorkers across faith communities When:  12:15 p.m., September 4, 2007 Where:  Steps of New York City Hall Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why... [Read more...]

NEWSPAPERS SELF-CENSOR MUSLIM CARTOONS

At least two dozen newspapers refused to run a cartoon last Sunday (the first of a two-part series) because it might offend Muslims; more newspapers are expected to censor the September 2 installment. The cartoon strip that was slated to run on August 26, Berkeley Breathed’s “Opus,” contained a sexually suggestive panel and poked fun at radical... [Read more...]

LOUISIANA DEMS GET IN THE GUTTER: ATTEMPT TO SMEAR CATHOLIC POL

A television ad produced by the Louisiana Democratic Party accuses Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bobby Jindal of smearing Protestants; Jindal is Catholic. The ad says Jindal “insulted thousands of Louisiana Protestants. He has referred to Protestant religions as scandalous, depraved, selfish and heretical.” To drive the point home, the ad flashes... [Read more...]

CNN COVERS RELIGIOUS WARRIORS

For the next three nights, CNN will air a six-hour documentary on religious fundamentalism in Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented as follows: “Unlike most of the other network and cable stations, CNN takes religion seriously. They have in their employ Delia Gallagher, an astute and fair-minded religion... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC JUDGE BASHED BY DUI LAWYER

Florida attorney Loring Spolter has formally petitioned the U.S. District Court seeking the recusal of U.S. District Judge William Zloch on the grounds that the judge exercises religious bias. Catholic League president Bill Donohue took Zloch’s side today: “If anyone wants to see anti-Catholicism in action, keep an eye on Loring Spolter—the man... [Read more...]

CRUDE NYC BILLBOARD PROMOTES ABORTION

There is a billboard on Manhattan’s West Side Highway, at 44th Street and 12th Avenue, that shows a large wire hanger with the inscription, “Your closet space is shrinking as fast as her right to choose.” The ad was placed by Manhattan Mini Storage, owned by Edison Properties. Catholic League president Bill Donohue spoke to this issue today: “New... [Read more...]

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FALTERS

Tomorrow in Mexico City, Amnesty International is expected to approve an abortion-rights policy at its biennial conference; the policy was adopted this past spring. Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented as follows: “Responding to criticism from the Vatican, as well as from American bishops, Amnesty issued a news release on June 14 saying... [Read more...]

CNN GETS IT WRONG

CNN did a report today on the unofficial opening of “Gay Street” in Rome; this is a section frequented by homosexuals. The network’s Rome bureau chief, Alessio Vinci, concluded his report by saying the following: “In a country where practically everyone is Catholic, the words of the pope still carry some weight. And although the Vatican did... [Read more...]

GRAND RAPIDS MAYOR CROSSES THE LINE

George Heartwell, mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan, has sent a postcard to Catholic voters that shows a picture of a local Catholic church on the front and the names of seven local Catholic leaders on the back. The mayor is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and an abortion-rights advocate. One of his challengers, city commissioner Rick... [Read more...]

“THE TEN” AMUSES CRITICS; DOUBLE STANDARD IS NAUSEATING

“The Ten” is billed as an irreverent comedy (rated “R” for crudeness) that ridicules the Ten Commandments; it opens on August 3 in select theaters. Here is what film critics are saying about it: · “Only Christians with a very liberal sense of humor are likely to enjoy ‘The Ten.’ Even lay viewers will need to be tolerant of gags as envelope-pushing... [Read more...]