McCAIN BUDGES ON HAGEE

Senator John McCain was asked today about the criticism he has taken for speaking highly of Rev. John Hagee. His initial response was to say that he was “very proud” of Hagee’s “spiritual leadership,” noting, however, “That does not mean that I support or endorse or agree with some of the things that Pastor Hagee might have said or positions... [Read more...]

CATHOLICS TAKE NOTE: McCAIN, HUCKABEE VIE FOR BIGOT’S SUPPORT

Yesterday, Catholic League president Bill Donohue criticized Senator John McCain for embracing Rev. John Hagee; the Texas minister has a long record of Catholic bashing. Referring to Hagee’s endorsement on Wednesday, McCain reiterated his position on Thursday saying he was “pleased” to “have received the endorsement of Pastor John Hagee.” Interestingly,... [Read more...]

McCAIN EMBRACES BIGOT ***LINKS TO ANTI-CATHOLIC HAGEE VIDEO***

Yesterday, Senator John McCain said he was “very honored by Pastor John Hagee’s endorsement.” The Republican presidential hopeful also called Hagee “the staunchest leader of our Christian evangelical movement,” citing the minister’s pro-Israel stance. Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed this today: “There are plenty of staunch... [Read more...]

OBAMA CHAMPIONS “CULTURE OF DEATH”

In last night’s debate between Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton, MSNBC moderator Tim Russert asked both presidential candidates whether there was “any word or vote that you’d like to take back” in your “careers in public service.” Senator Obama cited his role in a unanimous decision by the U.S. Senate regarding the Terri... [Read more...]

COLORADO BILL THREATENS CATHOLIC HOSPITALS

A bill has been introduced into the Colorado legislature that would inhibit the right of a Catholic order of nuns to purchase two non-Catholic hospitals in the Denver area. The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System is seeking to acquire Lutheran and Good Samaritan hospitals, something the proposed legislation wants to thwart. Catholic League... [Read more...]

BISHOP BASHING IS INEXCUSABLE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue takes issue with a column by Joe Feuerherd that appeared in yesterday’s Washington Post: “According to Feuerherd, his decision to vote for a pro-abortion candidate in the Maryland primary, namely Barack Obama, means that the bishops have consigned him to Hell. Indeed, his vote means that he has put his ‘soul... [Read more...]

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE GOES UNCHECKED

·  Instead of punishing child molesters, they’re simply moved from place to place without anyone getting a heads up. ·  It takes almost a year-and-a-half to investigate claims of abuse. ·  If the accused is guilty of touching a minor or accessing porn on a computer, he can continue working provided he sees a shrink. ·  Even molesters who... [Read more...]

SEX ABUSE LAW IN MARYLAND FLAWED

Maryland lawmaker Eric Bromwell has introduced legislation that would suspend the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse cases for almost two years. It would allow alleged victims to sue the predator and the organization where the abuser worked. The bill, however, does not apply to public institutions, which are subject to less punitive measures. Catholic... [Read more...]

“SEPARATE BUT EQUAL” IN COLORADO: BIGOTED LAW INTRODUCED

Last week the Catholic League criticized a bill introduced by Colorado Rep. Gwyn Green that would make it easier to sue private institutions in cases involving child sexual abuse. Our criticism centered on one objection: public institutions were given a pass. Rep. Green said at the time that she would introduce another bill that would address public... [Read more...]

POLITICS OF SEX ABUSE IN COLORADO

Colorado lawmaker Gwyn Green has introduced a bill that would lift the statute of limitations on all future cases involving the sexual abuse of children; it would also grant a two-year period that allows those who are currently barred from doing so the chance to file a lawsuit. Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains what else is going on: “This... [Read more...]