NUDITY, NUNS AND EQUINOX GYMS: JUST EDGY ENOUGH

Equinox fitness clubs are rolling out a series of new ads that are being displayed in its gyms, as well as in publications like Boston Magazine. One of the “Happily ever” ads features attractive young women dressed as nuns in habit sketching a naked man; all are staring at his crotch. Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded as follows: “Twenty... [Read more...]

BILL MAHER: AMERICA’S #1 BIGOT

On his Friday night HBO program, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Maher was joined in a discussion about UFO’s with some of the panelists. Here is what Maher had to say: “But I think it is much more likely that there could be space ships from outer space, than what a lot of things people believe. People still believe, you know, excuse me I know... [Read more...]

ESPN GETS THE MESSAGE: NO MORE VERBAL ASSAULTS ON JESUS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the Dana Jacobson episode that took place at the January 11 celebrity roast of radio personalities Mike and Mike: “On January 22, I said in a news release that ‘there is no evidence that ESPN is taking this matter seriously.’ I am happy to say that after speaking to two ESPN officials today,... [Read more...]

“F*** JESUS”; DID THE ESPN ANCHOR SAY THIS, AS WELL?

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the ongoing issue involving ESPN anchorwoman Dana Jacobson: “We know that Jacobson said ‘F*** Notre Dame’ at the January 11 celebrity roast for radio personalities Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic. We also know that ESPN has suspended her for a week as a result. What we don’t know is whether,... [Read more...]

ESPN ANCHORWOMAN TRASHES JESUS CHRIST

According to some news and sports websites, ESPN anchorwoman Dana Jacobson graphically attacked Jesus Christ at a recent roast of her colleagues; she was reportedly intoxicated. At the January 11 event, Jacobson roared from the podium, “F*** Notre Dame,” “F*** Touchdown Jesus,” and finally “F*** Jesus.” Commenting on this is Catholic League... [Read more...]

CHRISTIANS SAVAGED AT CARNEGIE HALL

One week from today, “Jerry Springer—The Opera” will open a two-day run at Carnegie Hall. Commenting on this is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: “Never before in its illustrious history has Carnegie Hall been home to Christian bashing, but that is all about to change on January 29 and 30. Incredibly, it is allowing a patently obscene... [Read more...]

JESUS TOMB HOAX RESURRECTED

Last year, “Titanic” director James Cameron and TV-director Simcha Jacobovici said that the Jesus family tomb had been found. The archaeological community dismissed their contention completely, and now Princeton’s James Charlesworth has completed a Jerusalem conference that brought together over 50 scientists to discuss the issue. Catholic League... [Read more...]

CARNEGIE HALL STOOPS LOW; “JERRY SPRINGER” DIRTIES ITS NAME

On January 29 and 30, “Jerry Springer–The Opera” will be performed at Carnegie Hall. The first act is a parody of the Jerry Springer Show; the second act depicts the television personality in Hell attempting to bridge a resolution between Jesus and Satan. Catholic League president Bill Donohue laced into the show today: “When... [Read more...]

*** UPDATE*** JESUS TRASHED IN ANTI-HUCKABEE SKIT; OFFENSE AIRS ON UTAH NPR STATION

***UPDATE*** An official from Public Radio International, the parent organization that carries “Fair Game with Faith Salie,” called to say that the offensive skit has been pulled from its website and an on-air apology has been given. We are satisfied with this outcome—it effectively ends this issue. Original News Release from January 9, 2008 JESUS... [Read more...]

NO CATHOLIC RIGHT TO TRANSGENDER SURGERY

Seton Medical Center in Daly City, California has been sued by a person claiming discrimination for being denied breast enlargement surgery following a transgender operation. The hospital, run by the Daughters of Charity, says the requested surgery violates Catholic teaching. Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented as follows: “Catholic hospitals... [Read more...]

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