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Catholic League Drops Out of NYC's St. Patrick's Day Parade Over Decision To Include Gay Group

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.11.2014 | Religion

The Catholic League has backed out of the nation’s largest and oldest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, criticizing event organizers for letting an LGBT g...

Dispute Over Decency

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Religious radicals are marketers of mistreatment, and it's time to call them on it. It is amazing what indecent things some people say and do in the name of decency.

Let the Catholic League's Bill Donohue March in the Gay Pride Parade!

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The very first thing we all need to do today is thank the LGBT Pride committee in New York City for letting Bill Donohue march in the parade. And the second thing we all need to do, later on in the day, is buy ourselves or someone else a cold Guinness.

Catholic League Has Petty Response To Beer Companies Supporting Equality

Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion

Beer companies Sam Adams, Guinness, and Heineken were applauded by national gay rights group GLAAD, as well as other allies, for their decision not to...

Catholic Activist Makes Ridiculous Assertion About Marriage

CNN | Posted 02.27.2014 | Religion

Catholic League President Bill Donohue debates the merits of gay marriage with CNN's Chris Cuomo....

Finding a Lost Son

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 03.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The film takes artistic license, but the key details are true: Philomena, 50 years after her 3-year-old son Anthony was taken from her at the Sean Ross Abbey outside the Tipperary town of Roscrea, breaks down and tells her other children the long-kept secret about the older brother they never knew.

Dan Savage's 'Kiddie-F*cking' Priest Rant Prompts Catholic Backlash

Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Outspoken lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocate and author Dan Savage is no stranger to courting controversy, and his latest r...

Pope Francis Comes Out of the Closet: 'I Have Never Been a Right-Winger'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In saying "I have never been a right-winger" in the same interview in which he's criticizing the church for being too "obsessed" with gay marriage and abortion, Francis is hitting at those Catholic leaders who use gay rights and abortion to wield political power, putting them on notice.

Who's Really Protecting Religious Freedom for Military Catholics, the Catholic League or MRFF?

Chris Rodda | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Since the repeal of DADT, the stakes in the battle over religious freedom for our men and women in uniform have become much higher, and as the stakes have gotten higher, the lies have gotten bigger.

Group Blasts David Bowie As 'Switch-Hitting Bisexual'

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.09.2013 | Entertainment

Never known for its temperance, humility or logic, the Catholic League is at it again. This time, the U.S.-based religious group is taking David Bowie...

Catholic League: 'The Time Has Come For Someone To Have A Serious Talk With This Man'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 04.01.2013 | Comedy

The Catholic League is mad as hell and they aren't going to take it anymore. Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time", has apparently made one too many j...

Catholic Leader Claims Gay Dogs, Humans Get Special Treatment

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.01.2013 | Religion

After the story of a "gay" dog captivated the hearts of animal lovers everywhere this week, the outspoken leader of the conservative Catholic League i...

Catholic League: Obama Should Swear In On The 'Das Kapital'

Posted 01.11.2013 | Religion

Catholic League president Bill Donohue on Friday published a news release, in which he suggested that President Barack Obama should swear in on "Das K...

Polarization: The Problem And Possibility

Rabbi Ted Falcon | Posted 08.28.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Ted Falcon

During the many years that we three faith leaders have worked together, we have realized that simply choosing one side or the other in a polarized situation will never help.

Donohue: 'Obama Has Always Liked The Idea Of Two Men Getting Married'

Posted 05.11.2012 | Religion

Bill Donohue from The Catholic League faced-off with Chad Griffin of the Human Rights Campaign on CNN about President Obama's decision to support gay...

Dan Savage Slammed Again: Group Demands Apology After Activist's 'Anti-Catholic' College Speech

Posted 05.08.2012 | Gay Voices

A religious group are once again fuming over Dan Savage, after video footage that shows the outspoken lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) ri...

Catholic Group Condemns The Three Stooges, Hollywood For 'Trashing Christianity'

Posted 04.13.2012 | Religion

"The Three Stooges" opens around the country today (April 13th), but there is one group that has already deemed the film a stinker. The Catholic ...

Lady Gaga And The Gospel Of Judas

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

Lady Gaga is setting off the Christian right again. In her new video, she sings over and over, "I'm in love with Judas." Is there anything redemptive, theologically speaking, about this song?

Justices Sidestep Catholics' Case Against San Francisco

Posted 07.03.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court on Monday (May 2) declined to hear a Catholic group's appeal accusing San Fr...

Showtime Reveals Skeletons In The Catholic Church's Closet

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 06.07.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

In its new Sunday night series, The Borgias, Showtime has found the magic combination for ultimate crowd appeal in a scintillating soap opera about a bad-boy pope.

Critics Wary Of New Smithsonian Review Policy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Critics who raised objections to a video at a Smithsonian exhibit that showed ants crawling...

Bill Donohue Wary Of New Smithsonian Review Policy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Critics who raised objections to a video at a Smithsonian exhibit that showed ants crawling...

Art, Censorship, and the Scandal of the Cross

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

The recent censorship by the Smithsonian Institution of a controversial video clip by the late gay artist David Wojnarowicz - which contained images o...

Smithsonian: Just Put the Art Back

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Keegan

Everyone makes mistakes under pressure. But the Smithsonian's leaders have the rare opportunity to correct the damage done by their error of removing David Wojnarowicz's A Fire in My Belly exhibit.

Head of Catholic Bishops Conference Backs Culture Warrior Bill Donohue

Chris Korzen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Korzen

Up until now, it's been easy to dismiss Donohue and the Catholic League as a faith-based fringe movement. But Archbishop Timothy Dolan's recent comments are cause for much deeper concern.