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The War on Christmas

Activists: A curmudgeon in Warwick, New York, kicked up a fuss about a "Breakfast with Santa" fundraiser held each year by the PTA of Sanfordville Elementary School. One parent claimed that the popular fundraiser, which is held on a Saturday and is completely optional, is offensive to non-Christians because it includes a visit from Santa Claus.In [...]

2019-09-25T19:24:07-04:00By |Categories: 2006 Report on Anti-Catholicism, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Comments Off on The War on Christmas

THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS

November 20 Alsip, IL – The Freedom From Religion Foundation used the threat of a lawsuit to force the Village of Alsip to cancel the display of a cross on its water tower, which had been a tradition going back decades. November 27 Madison, WI – The Freedom From Religion Foundation placed its “Natural Nativity Scene” [...]

2019-09-25T15:25:01-04:00By |Categories: 2012 Report on Anti-Catholicism, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Tags: |Comments Off on THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS

THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS

The following article by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on December 18, 2013: There are signs that the "War on Christmas" is abating. In 1994, a year after I took over as president of the Catholic League, we successfully pressed Barneys, the upscale clothier on Madison Avenue, to remove an obscene manger scene from its [...]

2017-03-20T17:50:38-04:00By |Categories: 2013 Report on Anti-Catholicism, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Tags: |Comments Off on THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS

WAR ON CHRISTMAS

WAR ON CHRISTMAS November Bellevue, WA – Shortly after Thanksgiving, Bob McLean, a United States Postal Service letter carrier, was taken off his route by his supervisor because someone complained about his Santa Clause uniform. “The government is shutting me down because it’s a non-postal regulation uniform,” said McLean, a USPS employee since 1971. In past [...]

2019-09-25T16:10:23-04:00By |Categories: 2011 Report on Anti-Catholicism, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Tags: |Comments Off on WAR ON CHRISTMAS

The War on Christmas

October 26 New York, NY—In 2005, the Children's Museum of Manhattan honored holidays for Hispanics, Jews, Muslims and African Americans, but not for Christians. In October the museum featured Hispanic Heritage Month, as well as a Ramadan in New York City Festival; the latter event meant that children were read stories about Islamic traditions. There were [...]

2019-09-26T14:16:24-04:00By |Categories: 2005 Report on Anti-Catholicism, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Comments Off on The War on Christmas

“WAR ON CHRISTMAS” DOESN’T LACK FOR EVIDENCE

The "War on Christmas" began in the 1980s with legal challenges to nativity scenes on public property, and then morphed into a multicultural rage in the 1990s. It peaked around 2005-2008, and then subsided. The anti-Christmas forces are still out there, most notably on college campuses. One thing never changes: the anti-Christmas activists continue to make [...]

2018-01-30T20:26:57-05:00By |Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |Comments Off on “WAR ON CHRISTMAS” DOESN’T LACK FOR EVIDENCE

Religious Expression at Christmastime: Guidelines of the Catholic League

Guidelines of the Catholic League Christmas 2003 This booklet was prepared by Gerard Bradley of the University of Notre Dame School of Law and Robert Lockwood of the Catholic League. It is a guide that we hope will be of use to Catholics, as well as to the general public, regarding what kinds of religious expression [...]

2017-03-20T17:56:12-04:00By |Categories: Church and State, White Papers and Essays|Comments Off on Religious Expression at Christmastime: Guidelines of the Catholic League

WAR ON CHRISTMAS

The annual "War on Christmas" continued in 2014 with both sides having achieved roughly the same number of wins and losses. This is certainly an improvement over the days when the anti-Christmas side appeared to be winning this battle in the culture war. The good news is that the pro-Christmas side has been pushing back, even [...]

2017-03-20T17:48:11-04:00By |Categories: 2014 Report on Anti-Catholicsm, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Tags: |Comments Off on WAR ON CHRISTMAS

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