CHRISTIANS EXCLUDED IN NYC SCHOOLS: COUNCILMAN AVELLA SEEKS TO END DISCRIMINATION

Yesterday, New York City Council Member Tony Avella introduced his Department of Education Holiday Display Resolution (Reso. 930/2007).  Avella’s bill calls for a nativity scene to appear alongside the menorah and crescent and star in New York City schools.  Currently, the schools allow only a Christmas tree, a secular symbol of the Christian holiday,... [Read more...]

PRESS CONFERENCE

Who:      Tony Avella, New York City Councilman                         Bill Donohue, Catholic League President                         Ladies of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Representative                         Brian Rooney, Thomas More Law Center When:     Sunday, June... [Read more...]

JUSTICE IN DELAWARE AND MICHIGAN: TEACHERS AND MUSLIMS ARE A PROTECTED CLASS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today as follows: “In Delaware, a bill was passed yesterday that eliminates the two-year statute of limitations in cases involving the sexual molestation of minors. But the law does not apply equally to the public sector. Sen. Karen Peterson, the principal sponsor of the bill, took umbrage at our charge... [Read more...]

CHILD RAPE IN DELAWARE: PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS GET A PASS

House lawmakers in Delaware approved a bill yesterday that eliminated the two-year statute of limitations for victims of child sex abuse, but it does not apply to public school teachers. An attempt by Rep. Greg Lavelle to pass an amendment waiving immunity for government workers failed (he will try again). The bill now goes back to the Senate. Leading... [Read more...]

ROBIN WILLIAMS’ SICK IDEA OF HUMOR

Last night on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” comedian Robin Williams plugged his upcoming movie, “License to Wed.” In the film, Williams plays a Protestant minister who forces an engaged couple to go through a grueling marriage preparatory course. But last night Williams went off on Catholic priests, painting them all as pedophiles. Williams... [Read more...]

NYC DEPT. OF EDUCATION GETS IT WRONG: CRECHES ARE NOT BANNED FROM THE SCHOOLS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explained today why he is upset with the New York City Department of Education for misrepresenting a federal appeals court decision on the display of crèches in the schools.  At a press conference on Sunday, June 24, on the steps of City Hall (1:00 p.m.), City Council member Tony Avella will introduce his resolution... [Read more...]

MUSLIMS SHOULD CONDEMN MUSLIM VIOLENCE

According to today’s New York Sun, Harvard professor Jessica Stern told a New York audience yesterday that criticism of Muslim clerics for not condemning Muslim violence was unwarranted. “I’ve heard a lot of bashing of Muslim clerics for not stepping up to the plate and condemning extremist violence,” she said. “But Catholic priests are not... [Read more...]

UNIV. OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN SPONSORS RELIGION; STATE SEN. GILDA Z. JACOBS DEFENDS IT

Last week, Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote to Michigan lawmakers regarding news reports that the University of Michigan-Dearborn is planning to spend $25,000 for footbaths so that Muslim students can practice their religion more easily. Of the lawmakers who have responded thus far, only one has defended this arrangement, State Sen. Gilda... [Read more...]

BIGOTRY MARKS DEBATE OVER CALIFORNIA ASSISTED-SUICIDE BILL

The California assembly is expected to vote next week on a bill that would allow doctors to provide a lethal drug dose to patients who have less than six months to live, are mentally competent and have requested the drug; they would administer it themselves. In the course of the debate over this bill, anti-Catholic bigotry has flared. Addressing this... [Read more...]

IS UNIV. OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN FUNDING ISLAM?

Today’s edition of the Detroit News is reporting that “The University of Michigan-Dearborn plans to spend $25,000 for foot-washing stations, making it easier for Muslim students to practice their religion but sparking questions about the separation of church and state.” Catholic League president Bill Donohue is sending the following letter to... [Read more...]

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