2015 – January Releases

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SHOULD THE MEDIA SHOW THE CARTOONS?

By |2017-03-20T17:49:13+00:00January 13th, 2015|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the propriety of showing the Charlie Hebdo cartoons in newspapers and on television: When the Danish cartoons were published a decade ago, the media refused to show them. With the exception of the Boston Phoenix, which cited safety concerns, the others either gave no reason or feigned interest in not offending people [...]

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FREE SPEECH PHONIES LEARN NOTHING

By |2019-09-19T17:37:54+00:00January 13th, 2015|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on how some free speech proponents are reacting to the Paris murders: I ask artists not to intentionally insult people of faith and in the mind of some this means I favor blasphemy laws. For example, I was invited by Kelsey Rupp of the editorial board of USA Today to write an "opposing [...]

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HYPOCRISY RUNS DEEP AT WASHINGTON POST

By |2017-03-20T17:49:13+00:00January 12th, 2015|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the reaction of the Washington Post to Charlie Hebdo: On January 7, the Washington Post ran an article by Ishaan Tharoor criticizing me for drawing attention to the irresponsibility of the cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo. He took me to task for not taking a more expansive view of free speech. In his [...]

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MUSLIMS AND ARTISTS MUST CHANGE

By |2017-03-20T17:49:13+00:00January 9th, 2015|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the aftermath of the Paris murders: In an ideal world, Muslims who interpret the Koran to justify violence would convert to Catholicism, and artists who think they have an absolute right to insult people of faith would follow suit. If both did, we would have peace and civility. Catholicism teaches that it [...]

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CHARLIE HEBDO PERVERTS FREEDOM

By |2019-09-19T17:38:30+00:00January 8th, 2015|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on reactions to his news release from yesterday [click here] on the murder of 12 people in Paris: Being misrepresented is commonplace for public figures. Sometimes it reflects an honest misreading; other times it is a willful distortion. I don't have the time now to address all of these instances, but I am [...]

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MUSLIMS ARE RIGHT TO BE ANGRY

By |2017-03-20T17:49:13+00:00January 7th, 2015|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the killing of 12 people at the Paris office of the newspaper Charlie Hebdo: Killing in response to insult, no matter how gross, must be unequivocally condemned. That is why what happened in Paris cannot be tolerated. But neither should we tolerate the kind of intolerance that provoked this violent reaction. Those [...]

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NO ATHEISTS IN CONGRESS

By |2017-03-20T17:49:13+00:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the new Congress: There are no self-identified atheists in the 114th Congress. The one self-identified atheist who ran in the last election, Democrat James Woods from Arizona, got clobbered by his Republican opponent, Rep. Matt Salmon, 68.5 percent to 31.5 percent. There is one unaffiliated person in Congress, Rep. Krysten Sinema, a [...]

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LETTERMAN’S ABNORMAL OBSESSION

By |2017-03-20T17:49:13+00:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on last night's "Late Show with David Letterman": On his January 5 show, Letterman took a shot at the pope's new appointment of cardinals. The "Late Show" host pretended to have a video of the pope notifying a new cardinal. A clip was shown of Michael Sam, the failed homosexual football player, crying [...]

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MARIO CUOMO’S LESSONS ON LIFE

By |2019-09-19T17:39:02+00:00January 5th, 2015|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the passing of Mario Cuomo: Mario Cuomo will be buried tomorrow. The former governor of New York is remembered for many things, but as a Catholic he is most remembered for his 1984 speech at the University of Notre Dame. In his address, "Religious Belief and Public Morality: A Catholic Governor's Perspective," [...]

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