Open Letter to the Catholic League

January 8, 2014

Dear Dr. Donohue,

I received your letter to me regarding Jamie Stiehm's piece titled "The Catholic Supreme Court's War on Women," which appeared on U.S. News & World Report's website.

Though Ms. Stiehm writes a weekly syndicated opinion column for Creators Syndicate, this particular column was not written for or released by Creators. It was written for U.S. News & World Report.

As three members of your board of advisers -- Brent Bozell, Linda Chavez and Lawrence Kudlow -- also are syndicated by Creators, I'm sure you will not accuse the company of being anti-Catholic.

We at Creators believe in a free press, and we syndicate writers with all types of opinions, many of which are offensive to various groups. We encourage open and vigorous debate.

Creators Syndicate has no intention of dropping Ms. Stiehm because of this U.S. News & World Report column, just as Creators has refused to drop Brent Bozell, for example -- among other Catholic writers -- when his critics have demanded that we cancel his column.

In the interest of fairness, I would appreciate it if you would forward this letter to the same people to whom you sent your original letter so that inquiries and comments about this U.S. News & World Report column do not come to Creators Syndicate or me. Thank you very much.

David Yontz
managing editor, Creators