October Issue 1996

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DISTORTING CHURCH HISTORY

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On August 3, the News-Times of Danbury, Connecticut printed an opinion piece by Fred Hammond that made the preposterous claim that the Catholic Church once sanctioned same-sex marriage. The league responded by questioning the judgment of the newspaper’s editors: "Now it is one thing to allow a forum for controversial views, quite another to publish articles that purport [...]

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KEVORKIAN ATTACKS POPE

By | October 11th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, whose favorite motto is "Ready or not, here I come," recently said that "All religion is irrational." He took special aim, however, at the pope. "The pope has his hands on our neck. He’s wringing it. I think he has a grip on the government, and I know he has a grip on [...]

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SISTER MARY IGNATIUS RUNS AGAIN

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Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You, the Christopher Durang anti-Catholic play that never seems to die, ran for three weeks in Arlington, Virginia this past August. It was gratifying to read that Lloyd Rose of the Washington Post labeled the play "neither interesting nor satisfying," adding that the production is nothing less than Durang’s [...]

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DISNEY BOYCOTT EXPANDS

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The Assemblies of God, with its 1.4 million members, has called for a boycott of all Disney products. It was particularly incensed over the Disney-owned Hyperion Pressdecision to publish "Growing Up Gay" (a book for teenagers), and the Gay and Lesbian Day events at Disney theme parks. Assemblies of God also mentioned their objections to the Disney-Miramax [...]

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MONOGRAPH ON BOY SCOUTS

By | October 11th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Claremont Institute has just published the second edition of William Donohue’s monograph, On The Front Line Of The Culture War: Recent Attacks on the Boy Scouts of America. Claremont is advertising it as one of its best selling publications of all time. Donohue’s analysis covers the role of the ACLU and the courts in seeking to undermine [...]

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