November Issue 2007

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

By | November 29th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

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 [...]

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AMICUS BRIEF FILED

By | November 29th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

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 [...]

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REQUEST FOR APOLOGY DENIED

By | November 29th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

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 his letter [...]

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AN ANTI-CATHOLIC LAW’S TROUBLING LEGACY

By | November 29th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

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 [...]

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DAVID E. KELLEY—TINSELTOWN’S ACE BIGOT

By | November 29th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 Christian activists—who else?—for [...]

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WE HAVE AN IDEA FOR “COLD CASE”

By | November 29th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 have [...]

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BAN ON ABSTINENCE PROGRAMS PROTESTED

By | November 29th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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. This [...]

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“GOLDEN COMPASS” PROTEST IGNITES

By | November 29th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 500 media sources were sent [...]

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ANTI-MILLER CAMPAIGN IN FULL GEAR

By | November 29th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 [...]

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CATHOLIC LEAGUE VS. MILLER BREWING

By | November 29th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 and we have asked the organizers to remove [...]

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