CALIFORNIA COURTHOUSE TRIGGERS BIG CONTROVERSY

Catalyst November Issue 2004, Front Page

The Catholic League weighed in quickly and decisively in a raging controversy over an attempt by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to censor a religious message that is posted in the Riverside County courthouse in Riverside, California. The ADL’s Pacific Southwest regional office has sought to get officials of Riverside County to censor a quote by... [Read more...]

HIGH COURT PICKS KEY CASES

Catalyst November Issue 2004, Front Page

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to accept three important religious-liberty cases. No rulings are expected before next spring. Two of the cases deal with the constitutionality of posting copies of the Ten Commandments on public property. Those opposed to such displays maintain that it is wrong for the government to sponsor any religious display. Those... [Read more...]

MYTHS ABOUT CHURCH-STATE SEPARATION

Catalyst November Issue 2004, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue The issue of separation of church and state proved to be quite alive during this election year, but as the lead story in this issue of Catalyst shows, it is not tied exclusively to politics. To say this issue is laden with myths would be an understatement. The words “separation of church and state” nowhere appear in the U.S.... [Read more...]

POLITICS AND RELIGION: SURVEY DATA REVEAL NEW TRENDS

Catalyst November Issue 2004, Essay

By William A. Donohue A national random sample of adult Americans was taken last spring by the Bliss Institute at the University of Akron. The results have been published as the 2004 Fourth National Survey of Religion and Politics, under the tutelage of John C. Green. Some interesting trends are evident, as well as a few surprises. Data were collected... [Read more...]

REPUBLICANS INDULGE IN FEAR-MONGERING

Catalyst November Issue 2004

The Republican National Committee (RNC) said yesterday that it mailed residents in two states literature warning that if the “liberals” win in November, they will ban the Bible; the mailing also included a statement that if the “liberals” win, they will allow same-sex marriage. Catholic League president William Donohue criticized the RNC today: “For... [Read more...]

KERRY’S STEM CELL POLICY LACKS COHERENCE

Catalyst November Issue 2004

Senator John Kerry criticized President George W. Bush yesterday on the subject of embryonic stem cell research. He said the president was “turning his back on science in favor of ideology,” and that his position was emblematic of how he “makes decisions” and how he “sees the world.” Catholic League president William Donohue addressed Kerry’s... [Read more...]

MoveOn.org SLANDERS CHRISTIANS

Catalyst November Issue 2004

MoveOn.org has a full-page ad in today’s New York Times that caught the attention of Catholic League president William Donohue: “In today’s New York Times, MoveOn.org attacks the methodology of the Gallup organization; it argues that a recent Gallup poll showing President Bush with a 14-point lead is exaggerated because it is predicated on... [Read more...]

KERRY MISLEADS NATION ON CATHOLICISM

Catalyst November Issue 2004

Catholic League president William Donohue sought to correct the record today about a remark that Senator Kerry made last night in the debate: “When asked about his support for abortion rights, Senator Kerry said, ‘I believe that I can’t legislate or transfer to another American citizen my article of faith. What is an article of faith for me is... [Read more...]

ACLU ON A TEAR

Catalyst November Issue 2004

It’s been a busy year for the religious censors, especially the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Indeed, they’ve been on a tear, and with Christmas coming soon, look for things to get really mad. This country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and nothing symbolizes this more than the Ten Commandments. That is why lawsuits aimed at... [Read more...]

VIDEO USA BANS “THE PASSION”

Catalyst November Issue 2004

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