OREGON SCHOOL RESTORES “GIVING TREE”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the restoration of the “Giving Tree” at Oregon’s Bellview Elementary School: After listening to parents upset with the removal of the “Giving Tree” from the lobby of Bellview Elementary, and being pounded with e-mails from Catholic League members and supporters, Principal Michelle Zundel decided... [Read more...]

OREGON SCHOOL BANS “GIVING TREE”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue describes the latest war on Christmas: Michelle Zundel, principal of Bellview Elementary, situated in Oregon’s Ashland School District, says that one family didn’t like the “Giving Tree” displayed in the school lobby, so she had it removed. “The decision to remove the tree was a very difficult one because... [Read more...]

OBAMAS WOULD LIKE TO NEUTER CHRISTMAS

In yesterday’s New York Times, there was an article about White House social secretary Desirée Rogers. In it, reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg wrote: “When former social secretaries gave a luncheon to welcome Ms. Rogers earlier this year, one participant said, she surprised them by suggesting the Obamas were planning a ‘non-religious Christmas….’” This... [Read more...]

CATHOLICS FOR CHOICE NEEDS TO CONVERT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue issued the following remarks today about yesterday’s ad by Catholics for Choice in the Washington Post: Last week on MSNBC I debated David Nolan, communications director of Catholics for Choice. At one point, I told him straight out that he wouldn’t know what a practicing Catholic was. Then I got specific:... [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS FOES WALK A MINEFIELD

Catholic League president Bill Donohue talks about the way Christmas foes navigate the holiday: This is a tricky season for those who delight in warring on Christmas. Consider what is happening in Waterbury, Connecticut. Erik Brown is the principal of Walsh Elementary in the Waterbury School District. His staff is under strict orders not to employ secular,... [Read more...]

GAY MARRIAGE REJECTED IN NEW YORK

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the vote by the New York State Senate rejecting a bill to legalize same-sex marriage (the vote was 38-24): The left-wing Huffington Post had a headline earlier today that was classic. It read, “START SPREADING THE NEWS: New York Debating Historic Gay Marriage Measure, Vote to be Razor Thin.” Now... [Read more...]

NIH OKAYS EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses today’s news that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has cleared the way for federally funded embryonic stem-cell research: When Barack Obama was in the Illinois State Senate, he fought passionately to deny little babies born alive as a result of a botched abortion the medical care they needed... [Read more...]

ATHEISTS LAUNCH GRINCH CAMPAIGNS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest Grinch campaigns: This is a lonely time of year for those who believe in nothing. Most, however, manage to get by without lashing out at believers. But not the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Last year, this group took its campaign to Olympia, Washington, and this year the Wisconsin-based... [Read more...]

YELLOW JOURNALISM: WASHINGTON POST AND NEW YORK TIMES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue goes after the Washington Post and the New York Times for yellow journalism: On November 24, John Kelly of the Washington Post distorted what I said last year about the American Humanist Association, and today Ian Urbina of the New York Times compounds the problem by plagiarizing from Kelly. Kelly wrote a piece... [Read more...]

PETA BARES CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses the latest scam by PETA: It would be hard to find an organization in the U.S. which treats animals more unethically than People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In 2008, as demonstrated by the Center for Consumer Freedom, PETA killed 95 percent of the adoptable pets in its care. Indeed, it... [Read more...]

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