January/February Issue 2012

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CHRISTMAS FOES CONFRONTED; STRUGGLE CONTINUES

By | January 18th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

For the past few years, it has become increasingly evident that the foes of Christmas are on the run. Not that the War on Christmas is over—it is not—but it is clear that our side is pushing back with vigor. When Wisconsin decided to revert back to calling the Christmas tree in the Capitol Rotunda a [...]

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DISBAR THEM BOTH

By | January 18th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

In December, the Catholic League filed two complaints against two attorneys for their incredibly anti-Catholic remarks. While we’ve learned of anti-Catholic comments made in court before, never have we witnessed anything like this. On November 25, in a legal memorandum filed in the Bankruptcy Court in Minnesota, lawyer Rebekah Nett called U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Nancy Dreher [...]

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ABORTION TRUTHS NO ONE CAN DENY

By | January 18th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue It does not matter how strongly a person may champion abortion rights, there are some stubborn facts that cannot be denied. It is their side—the pro-abortion side—that must tippy toe through a linguistic minefield. Our side never has to be careful, and that’s because we don’t have to lie. If [...]

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“ADOPT AN ATHEIST” CAMPAIGN BEGINS

By | January 18th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Approximately 80 percent of Americans are Christian, and 96 percent celebrate Christmas. Of the 20 percent who are not Christian, non-believers make up the largest segment, though the number of self-identified atheists is tiny. David Silverman, president of American Atheists, knows this to be true, which is why he is frantically trying to inflate his base. [...]

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“WAR ON CHRISTMAS” TACTICS VARY

By | January 18th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

“If we can’t censor, then compete.” That’s the preferred modus operandi of many atheists out to smash Christmas. Their first instinct is to ban nativity scenes wherever they can. If that doesn’t work, then they lay claim to the same spot, seeking to display their anti-Christmas message. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is the most [...]

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“WAR ON CHRISTMAS” GETS CRAZY

By | January 18th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In December, North Korea put South Korea on notice, warning of “unexpected consequences” if Seoul displays Christmas lights near the border. Also in December, Chinese government officials and police smashed the sound equipment of Christians who were about to celebrate Christmas in a village outside Beijing. Our atheists share the same mindset, if not the same [...]

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“HOLIDAY TREES” ARE DIVISIVE

By | January 18th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In Wisconsin, for the first time in years, they reverted back to calling the Capitol Rotunda Christmas tree a Christmas tree: it was called a Christmas tree for 70 years until it was renamed a Holiday tree in the mid-1980s. In Rhode Island, Governor Lincoln Chafee decided to continue the politics of intolerance by calling the [...]

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PRO-CHRISTMAS FOLKS PUSH BACK

By | January 18th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

For the past few years, there have been two new developments in the War on Christmas: the good news is that more people are pushing back in villages and municipalities across the nation, demanding that Christmas celebrations proceed as planned; the bad news is that militant atheists are more aggressive than ever. Overall, however, there is [...]

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NATIVITY SCENE ERECTED IN CENTRAL PARK

By | January 18th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

From December 16 to January 3, we erected a life-size nativity scene in Central Park, on the corner of 59th and 5th. Moreover, we did not surround it with secular symbols. Every year we get a permit from the New York City Parks Department to display our nativity scene. We choose Central Park because it is [...]

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BIGOTED LAWYERS MERIT SANCTIONS

By | January 18th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Lawyers who evince a deep-seated bigotry—against any segment of the population—have no business practicing law. In this regard, it would be hard to find two more unqualified attorneys than Rebekah Nett and Naomi Isaacson. Nett was counsel to Isaacson, herself an Orthodox Jewish attorney, in a Minnesota bankruptcy case (see page 1). She not only entered [...]

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