2007 – August Releases

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PRESS CONFERENCE: RALLY OVER KHALIL GIBRAN SCHOOL

By | August 31st, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 he is joining the rally: “There are several reasons why the [...]

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NEWSPAPERS SELF-CENSOR MUSLIM CARTOONS

By | August 29th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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

By | August 21st, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 the following words across the screen: [...]

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CNN COVERS RELIGIOUS WARRIORS

By | August 21st, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 correspondent. And now they [...]

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CATHOLIC JUDGE BASHED BY DUI LAWYER

By | August 16th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

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 is still at [...]

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CRUDE NYC BILLBOARD PROMOTES ABORTION

By | August 15th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FALTERS

By | August 10th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 that it does [...]

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CNN GETS IT WRONG

By | August 7th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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GRAND RAPIDS MAYOR CROSSES THE LINE

By | August 3rd, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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“THE TEN” AMUSES CRITICS; DOUBLE STANDARD IS NAUSEATING

By | August 1st, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

“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 [...]

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