Education

By |2019-09-24T19:44:38-04:00August 10th, 2016|Categories: 2015 Report on Anti-Catholicsm, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Tags: |

February 9 Yulee, FL – A student at Yulee High School ended the school's morning announcement with "God Bless America." This caused the American Humanist Association to contact the school and the Nassau County School District to warn school officials that saying "God Bless America" over the school's public address system was "inappropriate and unlawful." March [...]

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Government

By |2019-09-24T19:46:10-04:00August 10th, 2016|Categories: 2015 Report on Anti-Catholicsm, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Tags: |

February 3 Gresham, OR – The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries found Aaron and Melissa Klein, who run a bakery, guilty of discrimination for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in 2013. February 5 During his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama was speaking about Muslim madmen when he [...]

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Media

By |2019-09-24T19:47:00-04:00August 10th, 2016|Categories: 2015 Report on Anti-Catholicsm, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Tags: |

October 2 Roseburg, OR – Here is what Chris Harper-Mercer said to his victims just before he killed them at Umpqua Community College: "Are you Christian?" After they stood up he said, "Good, because you're Christian, you are going to see God in just about one second." He then shot them. Another eyewitness account said that [...]

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Papal Visit

By |2019-09-24T19:49:41-04:00August 10th, 2016|Categories: 2015 Report on Anti-Catholicsm, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Tags: |

The most historic Catholic event of the year was Pope Francis' visit to the United States. While it occasioned much goodwill, and overall very fair media coverage, there were some notable exceptions. A selection will be recounted in this section. We anticipated that the media would give high profile to surveys of Catholics showing that many disagree [...]

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The War on Christmas

By |2019-09-24T19:50:31-04:00August 10th, 2016|Categories: 2015 Report on Anti-Catholicsm, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Tags: |

The animus against Christmas manifests itself in a myriad of ways, and 2015 was no exception.  The anti-Christmas bigots from the Freedom From Religion Foundation threatened a lawsuit against a small Minnesota town because it displayed a nativity scene in a public park. For 23 years, no one in Wadena complained about the crèche in Burlington [...]

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Miscellaneous

By |2017-03-20T17:46:48-04:00August 10th, 2016|Categories: 2015 Report on Anti-Catholicsm, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Tags: |

January 21 San Gabriel, CA – A surveillance video showed a man walking through the cemetery of the San Gabriel Mission methodically destroying statues and gravestones with religious imagery. Two statues of Jesus were knocked down, one was beaten with a rock severing the arms and head. The vandal used a garden hose as a lasso [...]

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PREFACE

By |2017-03-20T17:48:10-04:00May 27th, 2015|Categories: 2014 Report on Anti-Catholicsm, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Tags: |

Everyone at the Catholic League plays an important role in the service we provide, although the jobs vary considerably. But the person most responsible for assembling the data and writing the entries is John Mulvey, a young, bright, and hard-working employee. Working with him in the policy department is Donald Lauer and Katelynn Schmitterer; Don handles [...]

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

By |2017-03-20T17:48:10-04:00May 27th, 2015|Categories: 2014 Report on Anti-Catholicsm, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Tags: |

It is a sign of great progress that the Catholic League spends relatively little time defending Catholics from defamation or discrimination. It is not a good sign that we are busier than ever combating anti-Catholicism directed at the Church. But whether it is individuals or the institution we are defending, we take every case seriously. One [...]

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ACTIVIST ORGANIZATIONS

By |2019-09-24T19:51:36-04:00May 27th, 2015|Categories: 2014 Report on Anti-Catholicsm, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Tags: |

January 14 Searcy, AR – Police Chief Jeremy Clark refused to remove a small white cross that sits outside his private entrance to the police station, despite being pressured to do so by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The small cross was placed there with permission from the previous police chief. The crosses were made by [...]

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THE ARTS

By |2019-09-24T20:00:54-04:00May 27th, 2015|Categories: 2014 Report on Anti-Catholicsm, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Tags: |

May 15 New York, NY – Sotheby's auctioned the Andres Serrano masterpiece "Piss Christ." The taxpayers were forced to fund this "art" in 1987 to the tune of $15,000; it was supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. "Piss Christ" is Serrano's primary contribution to Western Civilization: he urinated in a jar with a crucifix [...]

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