Monthly Archives: March 1996

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ABC SHOW THE NAKED TRUTH RIDICULES CATHOLICISM

By |2017-03-20T17:59:11+00:00March 12th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The January 10 edition of the ABC show The Naked Truth, ridiculed Roman Catholicism from beginning to end. The show featured two female reporters who dressed as nuns and visited a Catholic Church in quest of determining whether actress Drew Barrymore was entering the convent. In the course of the show, the following incidents occurred: One [...]

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CONTROVERSY TO MARK ST. PATRICK’S PARADE, DESPITE COURT VICTORY

By |2012-06-12T19:07:05+00:00March 12th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Last year, in the Hurley decision, the U.S. Supreme Court assured the sponsors of the St. Patrick's Day parade the right to determine who marches in the annual event. However, that didn't end the controversy. Gay and lesbian militants have pledged to protest the march, despite the fact that they are barred from entering the parade. [...]

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MEDIA BROWNOUT OF MARCH FOR LIFE

By |2012-06-12T19:07:05+00:00March 12th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

It wasn't a total blackout, but the media coverage of the annual March for Life wasn't far from it. This was one time television, radio and the major newspapers didn't have to worry about competition, as none of them showed any interest in reporting on the pro-life event that marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. [...]

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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY JEOPARDIZED BY LANSING, MICHIGAN BILL

By |2017-03-20T17:59:11+00:00March 12th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Catholic League has formally opposed a gay rights bill in Lansing, Michigan on the grounds that it affords inadequate protection for the religious freedom rights of individuals. Amendments to the Lansing Code of Ordinances, commonly referred to as the Civil Rights Ordinance, would grant protected class status to persons based on sexual orientation. Although the [...]

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BARNEYS FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

By |2012-06-12T19:07:07+00:00March 12th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The fashionable clothing store, Barneys New York, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Catalyst readers will recall that the Catholic League successfully forced Barneys to remove a vulgar Nativity scene from its storefront window on Madison Avenue and 61 Street in December 1994. The company plans to keep its stores open during bankruptcy proceedings, but [...]

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ILGO Plans Illegal Acts at St. Patrick’s Day Parade

By |2014-06-06T18:56:39+00:00March 11th, 1996|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

New York’s Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization (ILGO) has issued a news release pledging to produce “one of the largest acts of civil disobedience the city has ever seen” on March 16, the day of this year's St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City.  ILGO plans to “Rock the Blocks” by staging protesters throughout the [...]

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