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  • 2013 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM

    04/06/2014 5:46:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic League ^ | April 5, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    PREFACE 2013 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM We had another roller-coaster ride in 2013, witnessing many impressive victories, and enduring some recalcitrant anti-Catholic offenders. As usual, we were forced to move quickly, jumping from one fire to another. But that’s the fun part of working here: we never have a dull moment; we must constantly keep on our toes. Many of the veteran staff... [Read more...] EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2013 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM The biggest Catholic story of 2013 was seeing Pope Benedict XVI pass the baton to Pope Francis. Our new pontiff wasted no time becoming a media superstar, and by...
  • Catholic League's Bill Donohue Won't Be Marching in NY Gay Parade With 'Straight Is Great' Banner

    03/22/2014 11:32:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Catholic League President Bill Donohue said that he will not be marching in New York City's gay pride parade with a "straight is great" banner as he initially requested, after objecting to the organizers' rules. "For the past few days I have been engaged in an e-mail conversation with officials from the Heritage of Pride parade, New York's annual gay event; the dialogue has been cordial. I asked to join the parade under a banner that would read, "Straight is Great." The purpose of my request was to see just how far they would go without forcing me to abide...
  • Nativity scene and menorah in Central Park [Catholic League display in NYC on public property]

    12/22/2008 6:10:50 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies · 469+ views
    Spero News ^ | December 18, 2008 | William Donohue
    Take note all ye cultural fascists out to annihilate Christmas: The Catholic League has a nativity scene on public property in New York City, right in Central Park. We deliberately put it on the corner of 59th and 5th so that New Yorkers taking the 5th Avenue bus downtown cant avoid seeing it. Indeed, its impossible to miss. Next to it will be the worlds largest menorah, a religious symbol that some dunce lawyers still think is a secular symbol. Every year we get a permit from the New York City Parks Department to display our life-sized crche in Central...
  • Atheists Use Times Square Billboard for Anti-Christmas Pitch

    12/21/2012 9:57:26 AM PST · by Coleus · 43 replies
    The New American ^ | 12.14.12 | Dave Bohon
    A group called American Atheists has posted a high-profile billboard in New York City's Times Square depicting Christianity as a “myth,” apparently mocking Jesus Christ on the cross. The group, which first launched its Christmas “myth” campaign in 2010, ramped up its campaign with a giant sign that features an image of Santa Claus, an equally large picture portraying a suffering Jesus on the cross, along with the phrase, “Keep the Merry — Dump the Myth!”David Silverman, president of the atheist club, claimed in a press release that his group thinks “a large population of Christians are actually 'atheists'...
  • Catholic League Calls For Bill Maher To Be Fired

    12/01/2013 1:20:56 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 19 replies
    News Busters ^ | 11-26-13 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters previously reported, HBO's Real Time this past Friday once again featured some truly disgusting attacks on the Pope, priests, and the Catholic Church. This has led the Catholic League to formally request HBO and Time Warner fire host Bill Maher and cancel the show.
  • Don't be shocked by Pope Francis

    09/20/2013 9:48:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-20-13 | William Donohue
    CNN) -- Not in my lifetime have I witnessed a pope who has so quickly succeeded in making more Catholics, and non-Catholics, hyperventilate than Pope Francis. Indeed, some are ready to jump off the bleachers. They all need to calm down. Pope Francis is delightfully frank, and that is what makes him positively engaging. He is also provocative in the best sense of that word. He seeks to challenge us and shake us out of our comfort zone. But he is not about to turn the Catholic Church upside down and inside out. Such talk is pure lunacy. In a...
  • Catholic Leagues Donohue defends Obama

    06/22/2013 2:25:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    NCR ^ | Jun. 21, 2013 | Heidi Schlumpf
    Wow, stop the presses. Bill Donohue of the Catholic League has issued a statement reprimanding conservatives who have taken out of context President Obamas comments about Catholic schools in a recent speech in Ireland:(T)he reaction on the part of conservatives, many of whom are Catholic, over (Obamas) speech in Ireland, is simply insane. Never did Obama say he wants an end to Catholic education. Indeed, he never said anything critical about the nature of Catholic schools. It makes me wonder: Have any of his critics bothered to actually read his speech?
  • Bill Donohue: IRS Targeted Catholic League

    05/16/2013 2:06:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 16, 2013 | By Bill Donohue
    The problems with the IRS extend beyond playing politics with conservative groups seeking a tax-exempt status. I have never made this public before, but given the heightened interest in the way the IRS has conducted itself, the time has come to disclose what happened. Just weeks after Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, I was notified by the IRS that the Catholic League was under investigation for violating the IRS Code on political activities as it relates to 501(c)(3) organizations. What the IRS did not know was that I had proof who contacted them to launch the investigation: Catholics...
  • Atheists Continue War on Christmas

    12/20/2011 5:45:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 12.13.11 | Raven Clabough
    For a number of Americans, the Christmas season is a time for joy and love, but for others, its an opportunity to stage a war against Christianity. The latest battle entails a blasphemous nativity scene from a group of atheists, which they have defended as a response to counteract the Christian War on the Constitution. Wisconsin is once again at the center of a major dispute, this time because Governor Scott Walker made the mistake of referring to the holiday spruce as a Christmas tree. That prompted the Freedom from Religion Foundation to call Walker a Teabagger governor wearing religion...
  • NATIVITY SCENE ERECTED IN CENTRAL PARK (NY)

    12/17/2011 2:43:39 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic League ^ | December 16, 2011
    Leave a Comment Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:Today we erected a life-size nativity scene in Central Park, on the corner of 59th and 5th; it will be up until January 3. Moreover, we did not surround it with secular symbols.Every year we get a permit from the New York City Parks Department to display our nativity scene. We choose Central Park because it is a public forum, a place where concerts, marathons and all sorts of festivities take place. We do not seek to display our crèche on public property adjacent to City Hall, because that is...
  • Jeffress Says Satan Rules Catholicism

    10/12/2011 12:03:22 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 317 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 10/12/2011 | n/a
    Last Friday, Rev. Robert Jeffress, the Dallas pastor who introduced Gov. Rick Perry at the Values Voter Summit, spoke derisively about the Mormon faith of Mitt Romney, making the case that Mormonism is a cult. Two days later, he chided Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism as false religions. Last year, Rev. Jeffress said the Roman Catholic Church was the outgrowth of a corruption called the Babylonian mystery. He continued, Much of what you see in the Catholic Church today doesnt come from Gods word. It comes from that cult-like pagan religion. Isnt that the genius of Satan? Catholic League president Bill...
  • CATHOLIC CHURCH IS BOOMING

    07/24/2011 4:55:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    Catholic League ^ | July 22, 2011 | William Donohue
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on new survey data profiling Catholicism:All we ever hear from the wild-eyed critics of the Catholic Church, including the dissidents within, is that the Church had better "get with it" and change its teachings on abortion, homosexuality and women's ordination. Yet it is precisely those religious institutions that are the most liberal on these issuesthe mainline Protestant denominationsthat are collapsing. Not so the Catholic Church. Indeed, its numbers are going north while the mainline denominations are going south.The latest findings by the "Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership" project, a collaborative effort with Georgetown University's...
  • VATICAN ABUSE NORMS RELEASED (AP news story factually wrong)

    05/16/2011 10:48:24 AM PDT · by bronxville · 176 replies
    Catholic League ^ | May 16, 2011 | Bill Donohue
    VATICAN ABUSE NORMS RELEASED Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Vatican's guidelines on sex abuse and the early reaction to it: The three most noteworthy features of the Vatican's new guidelines are (a) its commitment to the due process rights of priests (b) its insistence on cooperation with civil authorities and (c) its restatement of episcopal authority in these matters. It was reassuring to learn that the Vatican says, "The accused cleric is presumed innocent until the contrary is proven." Significantly, the guidelines say that "the prescriptions of civil law regarding the reporting of such crimes to the...
  • Catholics and Atheists Wage Billboard War Over Christmas

    12/01/2010 1:17:50 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 2+ views
    DNA Info ^ | November 30, 2010 | Jordan Heller
    Prompted by a billboard calling Christmas a myth, the Catholic League erected a pro-Jesus billboard Tuesday. MANHATTAN The Catholic League, upset over an anti-Christmas billboard at the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, threw a "counterpunch" at atheists Tuesday with a billboard of their own on the New York side of the tunnel.The new 26-by-24-foot billboard at Dyer Avenue and West 31st Street features a depiction of Joseph and Mary looking adoringly at baby Jesus, with the message: "You know it's real. This season, celebrate Jesus. Merry Christmas from the Catholic League," according to the Catholic League's website....
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Protest rally organized at Empire State Building on birthday of Bl. Mother Teresa

    08/06/2010 5:18:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    CNA ^ | 8/6/2010
    New York City, N.Y., Aug 6, 2010 / 02:59 pm (CNA).- Responding to the Empire State Building's refusal to display lights in honor of Bl. Mother Teresa's 100th birthday later this month, the Catholic League is organizing a protest at the national landmark. Media attention spotlighted the controversy caused by Empire State Building manager Anthony Malkin's refusal of a request by the Catholic League to light the iconic facility with the blue and white colors of Mother Teresas Missionaries of Charity on August 26.The Empire State Building (ESB) celebrates many cultures and causes in the world community with iconic lightings,...
  • Catholic League responds to The View about the Boulder, CO, school dust up

    03/16/2010 9:00:59 PM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 2 replies · 366+ views
    wdtprs ^ | March 16, 2010 | Father Zuhlsdorf
    The dust up in Boulder, CO, where a lesbian "couple" has tried to force a child into a Catholic school, despite the terrible strain that could put on the child in time to come, has produced some of the sloppiest reasoning and dumbest comments I have yet seen on the internet. Refreshing, therefore, are some comments form the Catholic League.
  • THERE IS ONLY ONE CATHOLIC CHURCH

    02/19/2010 1:06:52 PM PST · by Pope Pius XII · 7 replies · 351+ views
    Catholic League ^ | February 19, 2010
    Mary E. Hunt, who runs a group called the Womens Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER), has launched a vile assault on the Catholic Church. The pretext of her article is the decision of the Archdiocese of Washington to discontinue its foster-care program; the archdiocese maintains that as a condition of public funding it would have to compromise Church teachings on gay marriage. In a piece posted on the website Religion Dispatches, Hunt accuses the entire Catholic Church of bigotry and says that the Churchs position on gay marriage is but one among differing Church theologies of sexuality; she...
  • Life-Size Nativity Scene in New York's Central Park Should Encourage Other Cities, Group Says

    12/21/2009 9:26:22 AM PST · by NYer · 4 replies · 557+ views
    cns ^ | December 21, 2009 | Matt Cover
    A photo of a Nativity Scene the Catholic League erected in New York’s Central Park in December 2009. (Photo courtesy of Catholic League) (CNSNews.com) – The New York City-based Catholic League has erected a life-size Nativity scene at the heart of New York’s Central Park, hoping the display will remind Christians in other cities that such displays are legal.   Placed at the corner of 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, the Nativity stands prominently in front of the world’s largest menorah – the eight-armed candelabra used to mark the eight days of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.   First...
  • Philip Pullman Disappointed Over Film Prospects of "His Dark Materials"

    12/17/2009 7:37:18 AM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies · 551+ views
    The author Philip Pullman has expressed his disappointment that the second two novels in his fantasy trilogy have not yet made it to the big screenThe author Philip Pullman has spoken of his disappointment over the failure of Hollywood to complete the film trilogy of his series of fantasy novels, His Dark Materials. The actor Sam Elliott, who starred in the 2007 adaptation of the first novel, Northern Lights (the film was called The Golden Compass), said earlier this week that books two and three were not being filmed due to a successful campaign by America's religious right. The Golden...
  • Hate Crimes Against Catholics Increase

    11/24/2009 4:10:44 PM PST · by NYer · 1,671 replies · 11,291+ views
    NC Register ^ | November 24, 2009
    Statistics released Nov. 24 by the FBI show hate crimes against religious groups increased by 9% from 2007 to 2008.USA Today reported that in 2008, there 1,519 incidents against people based on their religion, the statistics show.The figures reveal that while anti-Jewish attacks made up the highest percentage of the attacks (17%), there was an increase in hate crimes against Catholics 75, up from 61 in 2007.Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, said the increase may be due to the Church becoming more vocal on life issues such as abortion and homosexual unions.As...
  • Mean-spirited minority wrong to claim Christmas offends non-Christians, Bill Donohue says

    12/02/2009 9:11:33 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies · 701+ views
    cna ^ | 12.02.09
    Christians should not show timidity in cultural disputes over traditional Christmas songs, displays and Nativity scenes, the head of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights says. He charges such disputes are contrived by a small set of mean-spirited people who wrongly insinuate that many non-Christians are offended by Christmas. Many reports surface each year regarding local governments putting restrictions on traditional Christmas displays, and Christmas 2009 is no exception. A life-sized crche was displayed for about 50 years in the public square of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. However, this year the display has been banned because one man said he...
  • OBAMA PIVOTS ON CONSCIENCE RIGHTS

    05/18/2009 5:02:11 PM PDT · by kellynla · 12 replies · 723+ views
    Cathollic League ^ | May 18, 2009 | Bill Donohue
    In his address to the 2009 graduating class at the University of Notre Dame, President Barack Obama said yesterday that he supports conscience rights for healthcare workers. Lets honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion, he said, and draft a sensible conscience clause, and make sure that all of our health care policies are grounded in clear ethics and sound science, as well as respect for the equality of women. Catholic League president Bill Donohue applauded the president: Last August, the Bush administration strengthened the conscience rights of healthcare workers in a new set of guidelines issued by...
  • The Laura Ingraham Show 5/5/09

    05/05/2009 8:30:10 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies · 557+ views
    The Laura Ingraham show is on now. She has Bill Donahue from the Catholic League for Civil Rights discussing the latest Ron Howard/Tom Hanks anti-Christian epic.
  • DR. LAURA GETS IT WRONG ( "clueless" )

    04/27/2009 10:02:46 AM PDT · by kellynla · 56 replies · 2,369+ views
    Catholic League ^ | April 27, 2009 | staff
    On her radio show of April 24, Dr. Laura Schlessinger engaged a caller on the subject of priestly sexual abuse. Dr. Laura said she was stunned that the penalties for abuse were not more severe. She continued by saying, So because of that I no longer, you have not heard me in all these years tell anybody to send their kids to Catholic school, where in the past I did that all the time. Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented as follows: I will not lose faith in Dr. Laura simply because she is not up to speed on this...
  • RON HOWARD LIES ABOUT ANGELS & DEMONS

    04/21/2009 8:48:34 AM PDT · by kellynla · 131 replies · 4,108+ views
    Catholic League ^ | April 21, 2009 | staff
    Ron Howard, director of Angels & Demons, the movie version of Dan Browns book by that name, attacked Catholic League president Bill Donohue yesterday on the Huffington Post. Referring to a booklet on the movie that Donohue authored, Angels & Demons: More Demonic than Angelic, (click here) Howard wrote: Mr. Donohues booklet accuses us of lying when our movie trailer says the Catholic Church ordered a brutal massacre to silence the Illuminati centuries ago. It would be a lie if we had ever suggested our movie is anything other than a work of fiction. Howard also said that most in...
  • We Need the Catholic League Now, More than Ever

    04/19/2009 4:39:09 PM PDT · by tcg · 26 replies · 712+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/20/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    I have been reading another Annual report lately. This one details the vital work of a champion of and for the Catholic Church, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. I was recently honored with an invitation to join their Advisory Board. I thought long and hard about it and gladly accepted. This Report was sent to me for my review. The President of Catholic League, William A. Donohue, Ph.D., begins the Preface to this Report with these words: The breadth and depth of anti-Catholicism is a reality that all our annual reports cover, and this one is no...
  • OBAMA NIXES JESUS AT GEORGETOWN

    04/16/2009 12:59:43 PM PDT · by kellynla · 97 replies · 2,558+ views
    Catholic League ^ | April 16, 2009 | staff
    When President Barack Obama spoke at Georgetown University on April 14, the White House requested that all religious symbols and signage that might appear as a backdrop to where the president was to speak be covered up. Georgetown acceded to the request and made sure that the symbol IHS, a monogram of the name Jesus Christ, was not in sight. Catholic League president Bill Donohue spoke to this issue today: The cowardice of Georgetown to stand fast on principle tells us more than we need to know about what is going on there, but the bigger story is the audacity...
  • CONNECTICUT ANTI-CATHOLIC BILL PULLED

    03/11/2009 2:10:20 PM PDT · by kellynla · 19 replies · 950+ views
    Catholic League ^ | March 10, 2009 | staff
    The bill that would allow the state legislature in Connecticut to reconfigure the governing structure of the Catholic Church has been pulled. Introduced by Rep. Michael Lawlor and Sen. Andrew McDonald, the bill was withdrawn at the behest of the person who proposed it, Tom Gallagher; he is a contributor to the National Catholic Reporter, a left-wing Catholic newspaper. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will now review the constitutionality of the bill. Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded as follows: Every pre-law undergraduate knows that what Lawlor and McDonald tried to pull offin stealth fashionwas flagrantly unconstitutional. For their fascist stunt,...
  • Domestic Terrorist Bill Ayers To Speak At St. Mary's College Campus In California

    01/12/2009 2:29:00 PM PST · by johnqueuepublic · 32 replies · 1,277+ views
    PipeLineNews.org ^ | January 12, 2009 | William Mayer
    Domestic Terrorist Bill Ayers To Speak At St. Mary's College Campus In California College Characterizes Him As Advocate Of "Social Justice"By WILLIAM MAYER January 12, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On Jan 28th at 7:30PM Bill Ayers, an unapologetic domestic terrorist and founder of the Marxist revolutionary terrorist group, the Weather Underground, will be speaking at St. Mary's College located in Moraga, California. St. Mary's is a Catholic college and located approximately 30 miles east of San Francisco, in Contra Costa County. The college website contains the following information regarding the event. "Bill Ayers is a...
  • Heads Up! Catholic League President Bill Donohue will appear on CNN Headline News Today 5:00PM ET

    11/13/2008 11:40:00 AM PST · by kellynla · 131+ views
    Catholic League | November 13, 2008 | staff
    On Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 5:00 pm EST, Catholic League President Bill Donohue will appear on CNN Headline News' Prime News. He will discuss the ad campaign by the American Humanist Association to advance militant secularism.
  • GAY FASCISTS STORM CHURCH (enjoy with your cup of joe)

    11/11/2008 8:47:53 AM PST · by Fred · 108 replies · 979+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 111108 | Catholic League
    On Sunday, November 9, a band of about 30 gays stormed a church in Lansing, Michigan. Some were well dressed and were stationed inside Mount Hope Church; others were outside dressed in pink and black. The group of self-described homosexual anarchists, Bash Back!, claims the evangelical church is guilty of transphobia and homophobia. The protesters outside the church were beating on buckets, shouting Jesus was a homo on a megaphone and carrying an upside-down pink cross. Fire alarms went off inside the church, protesters stormed the pulpit and a huge rainbow-colored flag was unfurled with the inscription, ITS OKAY TO...
  • Catholic League Alleges that George Soros Funds 'Catholic Left'

    10/20/2008 2:46:03 PM PDT · by tcg · 5 replies · 349+ views
    Why would any Catholic organization take money from a man like George Soros? Because legitimate sources of revenue arent available? And why would Soros have any interest in funding Catholic groups? He doesnt give the Catholic League any money, and if he offered, I would refuse it. The reason Soros funds the Catholic Left is the same reason he lavishly funds Catholics for Choice, the pro-abortion group that has twice been condemned as a fraud by Catholic bishops: they all service his agenda, namely, to make support for abortion rights a respectable Catholic position. On October 17, Denver Archbishop Charles...
  • Catholic League Takes Lead Against 'YouTube' Desecrations of the Eucharist

    10/03/2008 3:11:36 AM PDT · by tcg · 19 replies · 460+ views
    The YouTube controversy involving Hate Speech against Catholics continues with the the apparent reposting of sacriligious, blasphemous videos of a student desecrating the Blessed Sacrament. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines sacrilege with these words: "2120 Sacrilege consists in profaning or treating unworthily the sacraments and other liturgical actions, as well as persons, things, or places consecrated to God. Sacrilege is a grave sin especially when committed against the Eucharist, for in this sacrament the true Body of Christ is made substantially present for us." The Catholic League is the nation's largest Catholic civil rights organization. The Catholic League...
  • Look Who's Supporting Obama (Yes, He Knew about Wright)

    03/17/2008 1:42:55 PM PDT · by freespirited · 12 replies · 1,016+ views
    On June 3, Senator Barack Obama became the first contender for the U.S. presidency to launch a religious outreach website, faith.barackobama.com. On this website, Obama lists the testimonials of three controversial clergymen: Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago; Rev. J. Alfred Smith Sr., senior pastor of Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, California; and Rev. Michael Pfleger, a Roman Catholic Chicago priest. On February 10, Rev. Wright was scheduled to give the invocation at the forum of Obama's presidential announcement, but the night before the event Obama rescinded the bid: the...
  • The Bullying Pulpit

    02/25/2008 10:19:20 AM PST · by bs9021 · 4 replies · 113+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 25, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    The Bullying Pulpit by: Malcolm A. Kline, February 25, 2008 If you think that primary schools dont spend enough time on education now, just wait. As a famous guy once said, You aint heard nothin yet! To achieve a gender-safe school, I think we need to employ several simultaneous strategies to ensure that sexual harassment will not have a presence there, Wellesleys Nan Stein writes in Radical Teacher. I suggest that we call this zero indifference, rather than zero tolerance, which would mean that we plan to notice the behaviors, comment on them, intervene, and make corrections accordingly. Stein is...
  • Governor Huckabees Christmas Ad Controversy [Wouldja believe the Catholic League doesn't like it?]

    12/19/2007 9:21:55 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 18 replies · 96+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 12/19/2007 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    [snip] The ad is airing in South Carolina, New Hampshire and Iowa. It has also been virally spread over the World Wide Web, like many of his other ads, and gained an immense viewing. In it, the candidate asks: "Are you about worn out by all the television commercials you've been seeing, mostly about politics? Well, I don't blame you. At this time of year sometimes it's nice to pull aside from all of that and just remember that what really matters is the celebration of the birth of Christ and being with our family and friends." [snip] Bill Donahue,...
  • "Golden Compass" disappoints at box office (Praise the Lord!)

    12/08/2007 11:24:02 PM PST · by DesScorp · 83 replies · 123+ views
    REuters ^ | Dec. 8 2007 | Dean Goodman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Golden Compass," a costly fantasy starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, got off to a slow start at the North American box office and will likely fall short of opening-weekend expectations. New Line Cinema's $180 million film sold an estimated $8.8 million worth of tickets during its first day in theaters on Friday, according to data issued on Saturday by tracking firm Box Office Mojo (www.boxofficemojo.com). After Saturday and Sunday sales are factored in, the film will come in at No. 1 with about $28 million when the studios issue their weekend estimates on Sunday,...
  • Christmas Censors Are Out In Force

    11/27/2007 10:52:48 PM PST · by Coleus · 18 replies · 472+ views
    catholic league ^ | November 27, 2007 | Bill Donohue
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on efforts to censor Christmas: We havent hit December yet and already the politically correct police are out in force trying to censor Christmas. Heres a sample: For 75 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Hollywood Christmas Parade. When it refused to sponsor the parade this year, the L.A. City Council took over, renaming it the Hollywood Santa Parade. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has censored Christmas religious symbols from its housing complexes. No Christmas decorations are allowed on school buses in parts of Vermont. ...
  • NYC Schools Deny Christians Parity: Holiday Display Policy Favors Jews And Muslims

    11/22/2007 7:54:36 PM PST · by Coleus · 47 replies · 167+ views
    catholic league ^ | November 21, 2007 | Bill Donohue
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the Catholic Leagues on-going complaint with the New York City Board of Education regarding the display of crches in the schools: On October 24, I wrote to Schools Chancellor Joel Klein asking to meet with him regarding the Citys discriminatory holiday policy. There is no constitutional prohibition, or court ruling, I said, that disallows the display of nativity scenes in the New York City public schools. I am now in receipt of a letter from John DeMicoli of the Department of Education responding for the Chancellor. It is embarrassing to read.Mr. DeMicoli...
  • Homosex-fest sparks holy war with Miller(Bill Donohue/Catholic League)

    09/27/2007 4:16:42 PM PDT · by kellynla · 28 replies · 1,517+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | September 27, 2007 | staff
    A Catholic group is calling for a boycott of the Miller Brewing Co. after the beer giant failed to have its logo removed from a "gay"-festival promo mocking the iconic Last Supper scene of Jesus Christ and his disciples. Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, wants Miller to go much further and rescind its sponsorship of San Francisco's Folsom Street Fair, which has featured blatant displays of public nudity and performances by the anti-Catholic group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. "Never have we experienced greater corporate arrogance than in this dispute with the Miller Brewing...
  • MILLER BREWING KNOWS THE STAKES: MUST PULL SPONSORSHIP OF OBSCENE EVENT(Catholic League)

    09/26/2007 7:49:01 AM PDT · by kellynla · 82 replies · 520+ views
    Catholic League ^ | September 25, 2007 | staff
    On September 30, San Franciscos Folsom Street Fair will be held. The ad for this years gay/leather event depicts half-naked homosexuals at a table mimicking the Last Supper. The sadomasochistic theme features sex toys displayed on the table. Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains his response today: Kudos to Concerned Women for America for bringing this obscenity to the attention of the public. Their strategy is to get California politicians to denounce this event. Our strategy is to get Miller Brewing Company to withdraw its sponsorship. Heres why. There are several sponsors to this street fair, but most are local...
  • PLANNED PARENTHOOD RIPS OFF ANGELS

    04/17/2007 11:15:11 AM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies · 639+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 04.17.07 | William A. Donohue, Ph.D.
    Planned Parenthood Golden Gate (PPGG) has just released a Safe is Sexy television ad that features a young couple being interrupted from having unprotected sex by their Guardian Angels. The ad, which will appear on MTV, VH1 and FX, shows a sloppy-looking male angel eating popcorn at the head of the bed watching in delight. Then his female counterpart appears imploring him to do something. He accesses a TV remote and rewinds the scene of the couple in bed. This time the woman asks her male partner if he has any protection, to which he exclaims, Yeah, of course. She...
  • The Scandal That Has No Name (Catholic Caucus)

    04/12/2007 11:03:32 AM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 587+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 04.12.07 | William A. Donohue, Ph.D.
    The Scandal That Has No NameYesterday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released the 2006 report on clergy sex abuse. Addressing this issue is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: Rachel Zoll of Associated Press did her usual fine work, but because most of the news was good, her piece was either ignored or drastically reduced by most newspapers. Here are some of the key findings: Of the 635 credible accusations made in 2006, 71 percent of the alleged cases took place between 1960 and 1984. Only 2 percent occurred in 2006. Most71 percentof the accused are...
  • Catholic group calls on Edwards to fire 'bigots' on staff

    02/07/2007 11:10:00 AM PST · by presidio9 · 45 replies · 1,233+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 7, 2007
    Two bloggers hired recently by Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards were criticized Tuesday by a Catholic group for posts they had written elsewhere on the Internet. Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, demanded that Edwards fire Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan. "John Edwards is a decent man who has had his campaign tarnished by two anti-Catholic, vulgar, trash-talking bigots," Donohue wrote in a statement. "He has no choice but to fire them immediately." The Edwards campaign declined to comment. McEwan and Marcotte did not respond to e-mails requesting a response. Donohue cited posts that...
  • Christmas On The Campus

    12/14/2006 7:34:34 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 780+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 12.12.06 | Bill Donohue, Ph.D.
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue discusses the way Christmas is being celebrated on college campuses this year: At Missouri State University, the Office of Multicultural Student Services does not list Christmas as part of its December celebrations: but it does list Kwanzaa, which unfortunately they think is spelled Kwanza. They celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from mid-September to mid-October; October is Gay and Lesbian Month; and Native American Heritage Month captures November. But no Christmasjust Kwanza. At SUNY Buffalo, they celebrate a Holiday Carnival which includes a Hanukkah table, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day [this is a Canadian holiday], St. Nicks Day and...
  • HANDS OFF SANTA!

    12/14/2006 7:30:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 24 replies · 1,173+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 12.13.06 | Bill Donohue, Ph.D.
    At Brandeis Elementary School in Louisville, Kentucky a teacher asked her students to make a Christmas tree out of paper; it was put on her bulletin board. But when a Jewish teacher said she was offended, she complained to the principal, Shervita West-Jordan, and got her wish. According to a news report, She, and the teacher who complained, were bothered by the fact that the tree was made up of hands which represented all the students in the class. Both the teacher and the principal were angry over the words, Santas Helpers, that were placed over the tree. Of course,...
  • A 'Silent Night' as Carolers Told To Stop Singing at [Sasha Cohen] Skating Show

    12/14/2006 7:54:24 AM PST · by meg88 · 156 replies · 5,504+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/41/06 | staff report
    A "silent night" as carolers told to stop singing at skating show RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- A high school choir was asked to stop singing Christmas carols during an ice skating show featuring Olympic medalist Sasha Cohen out of concern the skater would be offended because she's Jewish. A city staff member, accompanied by a police officer, approached the Rubidoux High School Madrigals at the Riverside Outdoor Ice Skating Rink just as they launched into "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman" and requested that the troupe stop singing, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Thursday. Cohen, the 2006 Olympic silver medalist and 2006...
  • DIVERSITY HOAX EXPOSED

    12/09/2006 9:36:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 32 replies · 1,921+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 12.06.06 | Bill Donohue
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue released the following statement today on the Christmas wars: The secular crusaders who want to neuter Christmas say ad nauseam that the reason why we have to give more attention to holidays other than Christmas is due to the increasingly diverse composition of our nation and the world. But it is a hoax: the evidence is just the opposite. According to Boston University professor Stephen Prothero, America now has more Christians than any other nation in history (Christian Science Monitor, 12-23-03). In terms of religious background, writes Hoover Institution scholar Dinesh DSouza, America is no...
  • "The Catholic League", mighty champion of ....gay bashing and anti-semitism ? (Propaganda alert!)

    12/09/2006 8:55:50 PM PST · by Joseph DeMaistre · 21 replies · 677+ views
    Talk to Action ^ | Sun Jun 25, 2006 | By Bruce Wilson
    Hate speech is typically the first line of attack employed by bullies, but bullies become emboldened when eliminationalist rhetoric is tolerated, and that societal acceptance can lead to far worse things. I've previously covered hate speech - see Enough Hate Spech To Stun An Ox, and Hatecrime.org has an extensive collection of hate speech targeting homosexuals. Suprisingly - or not - at least one individual whose statements are featured in that archive ( and also in collections of antisemitic rhetoric ) is also leader of a prominent Christian right group that claims to fight against anti-Catholic bias and discrimination who...
  • POPE = HITLER? ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF MUSLIM OVERKILL.

    09/15/2006 2:03:37 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 40 replies · 1,061+ views
    Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights ^ | September 15, 2006 | Dr. William Donohue
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the latest Muslim reaction to Pope Benedict XVIs address at Regensburg University on September 12: It is a mark of a civilized people that they answer discourse they find disagreeable in a rational manner. Sadly, many Muslims are responding to the popes speech in an irrational way, making true dialogue next to impossible. To compare the pope to Hitler, as a high-ranking Turkish official did, is the mark of an uncivilized person. To burn the pope in effigy, as the thugs in Srinagar, India, have done, is also the mark of incivility....