Sir Jimmy Savile claims SAVILE WAS “CLASSIC CHILD ABUSER”

This is the fourth installment of Bill Donohue’s report on the BBC sexual abuse scandal and its implications for the New York Times: Here is what MailOnline said last week about the victims of the late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile: “The picture they paint is of a ‘classic’ child abuser, targeting vulnerable youngsters at schools, hospitals and... [Read more...]

Sir Jimmy Savile THE MAN BEHIND BBC/NYT NIGHTMARE

This is the second installment of Bill Donohue’s report on the BBC sexual abuse scandal and its implications for the New York Times: When BBC icon Jimmy Savile died on October 29, 2011, he was mourned by the BBC faithful. Mark Thompson, the BBC’s general director and now president/CEO-elect of the New York Times Company, said he was “very sad”... [Read more...]

BBC:NYT BLACK CLOUD OVER INCOMING NEW YORK TIMES CEO

Bill Donohue comments as follows: Mark Thompson is slated to start next month as the new president and CEO of the New York Times Company. He comes in under a cloud of suspicion. Almost a year ago, a decision was made at the BBC to kill a “Newsnight” investigation into what is now becoming the most astonishing sexual abuse scandal in the history... [Read more...]

Buffett WHY WARREN BUFFETT IS ANTI-CATHOLIC

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an aspect of Warren Buffett’s finances not ordinarily discussed: Warren Buffett’s comment that the rich should pay higher taxes, now enshrined by President Barack Obama as the “Buffett Rule,” is drawing much applause. What is not being discussed is the billionaire’s support for anti-Catholicism.... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC REPORTER UNJUSTLY FIRED IN MAINE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why the Catholic League is defending Larry Grard: For almost two decades, Larry Grard worked as a reporter at Maine’s Morning Sentinel. He was recently fired because he e-mailed a letter (using his own e-mail account) to the head of an advocacy organization that his boss, Bill Thompson, did not like. To... [Read more...]

“OPIE AND ANTHONY” A YEAR LATER: CATHOLIC LEAGUE HAS THE LAST LAUGH

On August 15, 2002, a Virginia couple had sex in New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral in front of men, women and children on a holy day of obligation for Catholics.  It was part of a contest arranged by radio talk-show hosts “Opie and Anthony.”  A detailed description of the sexual encounter was broadcast by a WNEW staffer over the air. Without... [Read more...]

NYC COMPTROLLER WILLIAM C. THOMPSON PROVIDES LINK TO PORN SITES

Catholic League president William Donohue objected today to the use of taxpayer money to fund porn sites that are linked to the website of New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson: “On the homepage of New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson’s website, there is a link to the Lesbian, Gay, Transgender Directory of Services and Resources. ... [Read more...]

NEW YORK CITY SUED FOR RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION

A lawsuit has been filed by the Thomas More Law Center against the City of New York, Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and another school official challenging the Department of Education’s policy regarding “Holiday Displays”: the policy allows the display of the Jewish Menorah and the Islamic Star and Crescent while banning the Christian religious... [Read more...]

NEBRASKA LAWMAKERS ASKED TO CENSURE STATE SEN. ERNIE CHAMBERS FOR BIGOTRY

The Catholic League is asking Nebraska lawmakers to censure one of its state senators, Ernie Chambers.  On November 5, in a debate over budget cuts, Chambers went on a tirade over public monies spent on students who attend Catholic schools; scholarships are currently available to poor students who attend private schools, including two Catholic colleges. Chambers’... [Read more...]

HOUSTON PORN-ART GALLERY OWNER SHEDS BIAS

Earlier this month, a group of Hispanics in Houston, Texas protested what they saw as a blasphemous, obscene and racist exhibit at the Redbud Gallery.  The exhibit in question, “Sextablos: Works on Metal,” is a play on the Spanish word, retablo; retablos are Mexican paintings of saints on sheets of tin.  “Sextablos” features many pornographic... [Read more...]

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