IS GLENN BECK ANTI-CHRISTIAN?

Catholic League president Bill Donohue weighs in on the flap over Glenn Beck’s comment that people should leave their church if it is promoting “social justice”: Glenn Beck has been slammed all week for his flip remark, and some have accused him of being anti-Christian. Let’s examine what he said. Beck said that “social... [Read more...]

POWERFUL JEW QUIETLY SHAPING ABORTION, HEALTH BILL DEBATE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: No, this is not a news release about Rahm Emanuel, though it could have been. After all, he is the pro-abortion Jew who is working quietly to shape the health bill. But I wouldn’t have characterized his lobbying that way. Why? Because to do so would have smacked of Jew-baiting. NPR, however,... [Read more...]

MUSLIM MASSACRE OF CHRISTIANS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue calls into question media coverage of Muslim violence against Christians in Nigeria: According to The Australian, “dozens of bodies lined the streets” of three Christian villages in northern Nigeria. “Other victims of the weekend’s Muslim fury jammed a local morgue, the limbs of slaughtered children tangled... [Read more...]

MEDIA BIAS ON RELIGIOUS COVERAGE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue offers several examples of media bias drawn from today’s newspapers: Orthodox Rabbi Baruch Lebovits was found guilty yesterday on eight counts of sexually abusing a 16-year old boy in Brooklyn. When a Catholic priest is accused of embezzlement—never mind sexual abuse—it typically merits a front-page story... [Read more...]

KANSAS WEIGHS BILL TO TAX CHURCHES

A bill in the Kansas House of Representatives that was initially introduced to repeal the sales tax exemption of all non-profit organizations was recently amended to target only religious non-profits. The bill, which will be debated next week, would penalize the Catholic Church and organizations like Catholic Charities, as well as other religions and... [Read more...]

SENATE TO VOTE ON DAWN JOHNSEN

After failing to win approval to head the Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department last year, Dawn Johnsen was renominated by President Obama this year. Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved her; her nomination will now go before the full Senate. Catholic League president Bill Donohue reacted this way: In the minds of many, on both... [Read more...]

SEBELIUS MISLEADS ON HEALTH BILL

Rep. Bart Stupak and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius appeared on “Good Morning America” today to discuss abortion funding in the health care bill endorsed by President Obama. Stupak maintained that the bill provides for abortion coverage; Sebelius said it did not. Catholic League president Bill Donohue shows that Sebelius... [Read more...]

“DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL” ALARMS THE FAITHFUL

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why it is necessary for those reviewing the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy to study the free speech and religious liberty implications of repealing it: Over the past week, I have had many discussions with people from several religions about the decision to withdraw the invitation previously... [Read more...]

BIGOTRY ENTERS MICHIGAN COURTROOM

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is filing a formal complaint today with the Michigan Attorney Grievance Committee regarding the anti-Catholic comments made by defense attorney Henry Scharg; it is also pursuing other avenues of redress. Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why: In a Wayne County Circuit Court trial concerning... [Read more...]

D.C. ARCHDIOCESE HALTS SPOUSAL BENEFITS

Starting today, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington will no longer extend health benefits to spouses of new employees and to spouses of current employees not already receiving these benefits. Catholic League president Bill Donohue supports this decision: This decision by the Washington Archdiocese was driven by the marriage inequity... [Read more...]

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