January/February Issue 2007

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CHRISTMAS SEASON MARKED BY OBSCENITIES

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Anti-Catholic art is offensive any time of the year, but it is doubly so when it occurs at Christmastime. The Art Center of Corpus Christi was the venue this December of the K-Space exhibit, a collection of pieces representing the work of artists from K-Space Arts Studio in this Texas city. Included was "an acrylic painting [...]

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VANDALS STORM CRECHES NATIONWIDE

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following attacks on crèches came to our attention this Christmas season: Figures from nativity scenes were stolen or vandalized in Tucson, AZ; Blue Lake, CA; Millbrae, CA; Mission Viejo, CA; Moorpark, CA; San Francisco, CA; Vista, CA; Naugatuck, CT; Southington, CT; Stratford, CT; Waterbury, CT (Jesus was taken, but one of the arms was left [...]

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RAW QUIP

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Washington Post published Bill Donohue's letter on December 30: "Harold Meyerson ('Episcopalians Against Equality,' December 20) quipped, 'John Paul also sought to build his church in nations of the developing world where traditional morality and bigotry, most especially on matters sexual, were in greater supply than in secular Europe and the increasingly egalitarian United States, [...]

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“WHY I HATE CHRISTMAS” CONTEST

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On December 7, Bill Donohue and Don Feder, president of Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation, launched a "Why I Hate Christmas" contest. Donohue explained as follows: On December 6, a Zogby Poll disclosed that 95 percent of Americans are not offended by being greeted with a "Merry Christmas" while shopping. Don Feder and I would like to [...]

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UNIV. OF COLORADO CENSORS CHRISTMAS PARTIES

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

According to a story in the Rocky Mountain News, a state audit released last year barred the University of Colorado from holding Christmas parties; the university notified all employees that a "holiday party is no longer sole justification for an allowable university event." According to Bronson Hillard, spokesman for the university, "What matters the most is [...]

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DIVERSITY HOAX EXPOSED

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The secular crusaders who want to neuter Christmas say ad nauseam that the reason why we have to give more attention to holidays other than Christmas is due to the increasingly diverse composition of our nation and the world. But it is a hoax: the evidence is just the opposite. The United States now has more [...]

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MUSLIMS NOT LIKE THE REST OF US

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

One of the basic mantras of multiculturalism is that all peoples and all cultures are essentially the same. But if this were true, then how does one explain how the media portrayed Muslims during the week Pope Benedict XVI visited Turkey? · NPR, 11-26: "Should the pope pray, make the sign of the cross or get [...]

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RICHARDS, GIBSON AND JILLETTE

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Michael Richards gets heckled, unleashes a racist tirade, gets blasted by the cultural elite and apologizes. A drunk Mel Gibson makes anti-Semitic remarks, gets blasted by the cultural elite, and apologizes. An un-provoked Penn Jillette unleashes an anti-Catholic tirade, the cultural elite gives him a free pass, and he doesn't apologize. Jillette made statements about Mother [...]

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“BREAKFAST WITH SANTA” BANNED

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Every year the Sanfordville PTA in Warwick, New York does a fundraiser involving Santa at the local elementary school. Called "Breakfast with Santa," it draws hundreds of kids on a Saturday, all of whom come voluntarily. But because one anonymous bigot objected this past Christmas—citing religious discrimination—the event was reworked by school lawyers: instead the PTA [...]

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CHRISTMAS ON THE CAMPUS

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

At Missouri State University, the Office of Multicultural Student Services did not list Christmas as part of its December celebrations: but it did list Kwanzaa, which, unfortunately, they think is spelled Kwanza. They celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month from mid-September to mid-October; October is Gay and Lesbian Month; and Native American Heritage Month captures November. But no [...]

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