empire-state In the ongoing flap between the Empire State Building and the Catholic League, the latter says the people who decide which colors get lit for what haven’t been forthcoming about their reason for denying Mother Teresa. Well, NewYorkology obtained an official statement that explains their policy rather straightforwardly.

Here’s what the building’s management company sent:

The Empire State Building celebrates many cultures and causes in the world community with iconic lightings, and has a tradition of lightings for the religious holidays of Easter, Eid al Fitr, Hanukah, and Christmas. As a privately owned building, ESB has a specific policy against any other lighting for religious figures or requests by religions and religious organizations.

Now can you please go away Bill Donohue and go back to bashing gays or whatever it is you do?