PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S IDEA OF CHRISTMAS

As it does every Christmas season, Planned Parenthood e-mails its supporters a Christmas card titled, “Choice on Earth.” This year it has an accompanying video on “Moments that inspired us in 2007.” One of the highlights of the year is the opening of a new clinic in Aurora, Illinois. Catholic League president Bill Donohue ripped into this today: “Planned... [Read more...]

MANGER SCENES VANDALIZED

Today, the Catholic League erected a nativity scene in Central Park. Unfortunately, vandals have destroyed or stolen manger scenes nationwide. Here are some of the locales: · Foreman, Arkansas · Rogers, Arkansas · Antioch, California · Glastonbury, Connecticut · Arredondo Farms, Florida (three instances) · Bal Harbour, Florida · Fort Walton... [Read more...]

SELECTIVE INDIGNATION AT CHRISTMASTIME

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today as follows: “It is simply wrong to maintain that the sensitivity police want to scrub society clean of all vestiges of religion. As the following examples demonstrate, Christianity is their real target.” · A spokesman explained that the reason K-Mart forbids calling Christmas trees Christmas... [Read more...]

WAR ON CHRISTMAS CONTINUES

As the following examples indicate, the war on Christmas is not over: · After one person complained about a nativity scene in Shawnee State Park in Ohio, the state parks’ chief ordered a ban on crèches from all parks. It took the governor to overturn this decision. · In Wesley Chapel, Florida, Jesus was banned from a holiday display. · The... [Read more...]

PRESS CONFERENCE AT CITY HALL: CHRISTIANS DEMAND EQUAL JUSTICE

When: December 13, 2007 Where: Steps of City Hall, New York City Why:  Protest Department of Education’s Discriminatory Policy Regarding Holiday Displays in the Schools Participants:  New York City Councilman Tony Avella and Community Activists Time:  10:30 a.m.  Read More →

“GOLDEN COMPASS” MISSES THE MARK

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the box office results for “The Golden Compass”: “Our goal was to stop ‘The Golden Compass’ from meeting box office expectations, and we succeeded. The anti-Narnia flick pulled in $26.1 million in the U.S. and Canada. Now compare that to ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’: it took in $65.5... [Read more...]

“GOLDEN COMPASS” FANS WANT RED MEAT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue offered his latest remarks today on “The Golden Compass,” which opens on Friday: “The screenwriter, Chris—‘American Pie’—Weitz, got himself into another sticky situation when he told Variety, ‘People are essentially misreading and misrepresenting a book that is full of good values.’ Commenting... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION IN NYC SCHOOLS

In the latest exchange of letters with the New York City Department of Education (DOE), Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote to the DOE’s General Counsel, Michael Best, asking to provide equal treatment for Christian religious symbols in the schools; Jewish and Muslim religious symbols are permitted, but not Christian ones. Best refuses to... [Read more...]

CATHOLICISM TARRED BY CHRISTIAN FILM

On December 7, Gener8Xion Entertainment, a prominent Protestant film company, will release “Noëlle.” Catholic League president Bill Donohue disputes the claim that the movie is merely “a parable of forgiveness and grace”: “We’ve seen the movie and it’s a gem. In the synopsis provided by Gener8Xion, it accurately describes Jonathan Keene... [Read more...]