JON STEWART IGNITES PROTEST; CAMPAIGN HITS MILLIONS

Catalyst June Issue 2012, Front Page

In all the years of monitoring anti-Christian bigotry, seldom have we seen something as vile as what happened on April 16. On Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show,” they flashed a picture on the screen of a naked woman with her legs spread and a nativity scene ornament in between. He called it the “vagina manger.” We called it hate speech. Stewart... [Read more...]

OBAMACARE RULING

Catalyst June Issue 2012, Front Page

The United States Supreme Court will rule in June on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, popularly known as ObamaCare. How it rules may have grave consequences for religious liberty. If the Supreme Court knocks out the entire legislation, then the issue of forcing Catholic non-profits to pay for abortion-inducing... [Read more...]

GENESIS OF A BOOK

Catalyst June Issue 2012, From The President's Desk

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue A few years ago, I was put in touch with an editor at Doubleday/Random House, Trace Murphy, about a book I wanted to do. After I explained to him what I wanted to write about, he gave me a polite response. Which meant, of course, that he really wasn’t interested in my proposal. He took the occasion, however,... [Read more...]

JON STEWART CAMPAIGN

Catalyst June Issue 2012

The following is a chronological list of our campaign against Jon Stewart. April 16: Jon Stewart performed “vagina manger” skit April 17: First request for apology April 18: Second request for apology April 19: Start of Campaign: Allies contacted April 20: Kraft Foods contacted April 23: SUBWAY contacted April 24: Mars, Inc. contacted April 25:... [Read more...]

JON STEWART HAS APOLOGIZED BEFORE

Catalyst June Issue 2012

Jon Stewart refused to apologize to Christians for his “vagina manger” stunt of April 16, but not because he is averse to granting apologies. On April 30, 2009, he apologized for branding President Harry Truman a “war criminal.” He said that was “dumb” and “stupid.” Stewart issued two apologies in June 2011. The first one involved his... [Read more...]

JON STEWART INSULTS CATHOLICS AGAIN

Catalyst June Issue 2012

On the May 2 edition of “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart opened with a replay of a bigoted tirade by Lawrence O’Donnell against Mormons that aired on MSNBC. Here is what Stewart said next: “Mormons aren’t the only religion whose origin story can be explained as a convenient alibi. You can easily say that Christianity was created by a knocked... [Read more...]

DELTA DROPS JON STEWART

Catalyst June Issue 2012

Within a few weeks of Jon Stewart’s “vagina manger” stunt, Delta Air Lines, one of “The Daily Show’s” biggest sponsors, pulled its advertising from the program. According to a public relations official, Delta claimed, “We just weren’t comfortable with the graphic nature of their image that was used on the show.” Following this announcement,... [Read more...]

KELLOGG’S DEFENDS HATE SPEECH

Catalyst June Issue 2012

Over the course of our campaign against Jon Stewart, we sent our complaint about his “vagina manger” stunt of April 16 to the major sponsors of “The Daily Show”; we made sure they received a copy of the picture flashed on the screen of a naked woman with her legs spread with a nativity scene ornament in between. Although many of the sponsors... [Read more...]

JON STEWART’S HISTORY OF BIGOTRY

Catalyst June Issue 2012

Born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, Jon Stewart is a self-described “tiny, neurotic man.” He is also a bigot. Here are some of his past attacks on Christianity: • In 1999, he mocked the pope when the Holy Father visited the U.S. • In 2001, he compared the pope to the Grand Wizard of the KKK • In 2002, he questioned whether Mary and Joseph had... [Read more...]

THE BISHOPS SPEAK FOR THE CHURCH

Catalyst June Issue 2012

Most Catholics identify with their parish, not their diocese; they have even less interest in Church matters beyond the diocesan level. This explains why they are non-plussed by Vatican efforts to reform the Leadership Conference of Women Religions (LCWR). Some liberal Catholics, as well as liberal non-Catholics, are predictably unhappy with the proceedings,... [Read more...]

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