WAGING WAR ON TWO FRONTS: MILLER AND “GOLDEN COMPASS”

Catalyst November Issue 2007, Front Page

It is not unusual for the Catholic League to be fighting a war over a big issue, even as it tackles several minor ones. What is unusual is to be waging war on two fronts simultaneously. Such is the case with our battle against the Miller Brewing Company and our campaign against the upcoming film, “The Golden Compass.” Last spring we were... [Read more...]

AMICUS BRIEF FILED

Catalyst November Issue 2007, Front Page

The Catholic League recently filed a friend-of-the-court brief regarding a case that involves mistreatment of the dead. After being contacted by the Painesville, Ohio law firm of Dworken & Bernstein, we decided to join with them in an unusual case. The firm is representing a family whose son died in an accident. When the body of the deceased, Christopher... [Read more...]

REQUEST FOR APOLOGY DENIED

Catalyst November Issue 2007, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue Last spring I received a letter from a congressman asking for my help in mobilizing public support for an official apology for slavery and segregation. I immediately said no. I’ve been waiting for a response ever since, but none has been forthcoming. Congressman Steve Cohen represents Tennessee’s 9th District. Prior to... [Read more...]

AN ANTI-CATHOLIC LAW’S TROUBLING LEGACY

Catalyst November Issue 2007, Essay

As they went to the polls on November 7, 1922—85 years ago this month—the voters of Oregon were asked to approve an amendment to the state’s education laws that read in part: “…Any parent, guardian or other person in the state of Oregon, having control or charge or custody of a child under the age of 16 years and of the age of... [Read more...]

DAVID E. KELLEY—TINSELTOWN’S ACE BIGOT

Catalyst November Issue 2007

The October 9 episode of ABC’s  “Boston Legal” featured a 15 year-old girl who is enrolled in an abstinence-only sex education program, contracts HIV and then sues her school, blaming it for her condition. At the trial, the school’s principal, the girl’s attorneys and the judge all tout the virtues of condoms, fingering... [Read more...]

WE HAVE AN IDEA FOR “COLD CASE”

Catalyst November Issue 2007

The September 30 episode of CBS’ “Cold Case” featured sexually active teens enrolled in a Christian abstinence program. In the episode, a girl was stoned to death by the other teens for breaking her chastity vow. To top it off, the Jerry Bruckheimer production depicted a minister preaching the virtues of abstinence while masturbating. We... [Read more...]

BAN ON ABSTINENCE PROGRAMS PROTESTED

Catalyst November Issue 2007

The above two stories dramatize Hollywood’s war on abstinence. The one below shows a real-life version. The following is an excerpt of Bill Donohue’s letter to New York State Senators: I am appealing to you to introduce legislation that would reinstate the right of New York State to receive federal funding for abstinence-only sex education.... [Read more...]

“GOLDEN COMPASS” PROTEST IGNITES

Catalyst November Issue 2007

On October 5, the Catholic League kicked off its campaign against “The Golden Compass.” The first interview that Bill Donohue granted was to Raymond Arroyo, EWTN’s host of “The World Over.” He then did two Fox News Channel shows back-to-back: “The Big Story” with John Gibson and “Fox and Friends.” Approximately... [Read more...]

ANTI-MILLER CAMPAIGN IN FULL GEAR

Catalyst November Issue 2007

The Catholic League is employing two strategies to get the Miller Brewing Company to issue a pledge never again to sponsor an anti-Catholic event: a boycott of Miller beer and an anti-Miller PR campaign. Both are in full gear. We have mailed a select group of photos taken from the Folsom Street Fair to the 211 Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE VS. MILLER BREWING

Catalyst November Issue 2007

September 25: ”We have contacted Miller Brewing and expect that they will cooperate and do what is ethically right.” —Bill Donohue, regarding Miller Brewing’s logo on a Folsom Street Fair poster featuring half-naked gay men mocking the Last Supper September 26: ”We understand some individuals may find the imagery offensive... [Read more...]

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