May Issue 2014

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GUINNESS ANGERS CATHOLICS; BOYCOTT LAUNCHED

By |2014-05-20T18:51:28+00:00May 20th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

As we reported last month, on the evening of March 16, the day before St. Patrick's Day, Guinness announced that it was pulling its sponsorship of New York's parade because gays were allegedly banned from marching. This 11th hour decision, which angered pub owners who had already stocked their bars with Guinness, was based on a [...]

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DIVERSITY LIE

By |2014-05-20T18:51:03+00:00May 20th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

It is one of the biggest myths of our day to say the United States is a religiously diverse nation. It manifestly is not. But there is a lot of money, and ideological investment, at stake in pretending otherwise. Consider the following. A Pew Research Center study on global religious diversity was released on April 4: [...]

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THE MYTH OF DIVERSITY

By |2017-03-20T17:50:28+00:00May 20th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue The greatest threat to freedom these days comes not from neo-Nazis, or from any other group on the lunatic fringe: it comes from those who tout the virtue of diversity. Unfortunately, they are clustered in the command centers of our culture, making it impossible to avoid them. To be specific, they work in [...]

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GUINNESS BOYCOTT ADVANCES

By |2017-03-20T17:50:28+00:00May 20th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On St. Patrick's Day, Bill Donohue announced a boycott of Guinness, Heineken, and Sam Adams: the first two brewers pulled out of sponsoring the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City; the latter withdrew from the Boston parade. Prudence dictates that we concentrate our efforts on just one: we decided to settle on Guinness. Bostonians [...]

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MEDIA BLITZ OVER GUINNESS BOYCOTT

By |2014-05-20T18:41:55+00:00May 20th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In just one week, the Catholic League succeeded in getting 82 media hits on our boycott of Guinness. From Australia and England, to Canada and the United States, the boycott story has been picked up by television, radio, newspapers, and the Internet. And that was just the beginning. We have no hard data on the success [...]

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GUINNESS BOYCOTT SOARS

By |2017-03-20T17:50:28+00:00May 20th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The response to our boycott has been overwhelming. From a bishop who belongs to the Eastern Catholic Church (Aramaic Rite) in Lima, Peru, to a former community organizer in New Jersey, we have seen an outpouring of angry Catholics who are fully supportive of our efforts. If the Guinness corporate bullies think that this is a [...]

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HIBERNIANS ASKED TO JOIN GUINNESS BOYCOTT

By |2014-05-20T18:40:54+00:00May 20th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Catholic League recently contacted over 300 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Divisions asking them to join us in our boycott of Guinness. Overall, we collected 845 email addresses from 287 AOH websites. We expect that many of these divisions, if not most, will endorse our campaign. Guinness is not going to get away [...]

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GUINNESS BOYCOTT TAPS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

By |2014-05-20T18:40:30+00:00May 20th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

We have amassed over 7,000 email addresses from the Knights of Columbus, constituting over 1,500 councils across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A couple of weeks ago, we asked the Knights to join us in our boycott of Guinness. We are confident that many Knights will participate. How do we know? Because we [...]

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GUINNESS AND BEER DISTRIBUTORS

By |2017-03-20T17:50:28+00:00May 20th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, Bill Donohue sent a letter to three top officials at Diageo-Guinness in Norwalk, Connecticut, and three others in London, England. In the letter, Donohue outlined how "The decision to withdraw sponsorship of New York's St. Patrick's Day parade is not being welcomed by Catholics, especially Irish Catholics; we are also impressed by the number of [...]

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PETITION

By |2014-05-20T18:39:28+00:00May 20th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Please sign and mail this petition to:  Ms. Alix Dunn Director, External Communications Diageo North America 801 Main Avenue Norwalk, CT 06851   Gays have never been barred from marching in any St. Patrick's Day parade—they simply cannot march under their own banner. Neither can pro-life Catholics. The message of the St. Patrick's Day parade is [...]

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