Monday, February 12, 2007

A Challenge to Democrats to Stand up to Anti-Catholic Bigotry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The national Catholic-based advocacy group Fidelis has sent
formal letters to Democratic presidential candidates Senator Hillary Clinton and
Senator Barack Obama calling on them to publicly
condemn the anti-Catholic and anti-Christian blog posts of Amanda Marcotte and
Melissa McEwan, who serve as the official bloggers for the John Edwards for
President Committee.
Fidelis President Joseph Cella stated:
“Senators Clinton and Obama must publicly condemn the hateful writings of these
bloggers and call for their dismissal. Anything less than a clear public
condemnation would significantly call into question their efforts to reach out
to religious voters, many of whom have felt alienated by the Democratic Party in
recent years.”
In the letters, Cella wrote: “You are in a unique position to
make clear that anti-Catholic and anti-Christian bigotry of any kind should not
be tolerated by any candidate. By taking up this issue publicly, you will
be able to distinguish your candidacy from Mr. Edwards, while acknowledging the
respect due people of faith in America, and in particular, Catholics and
Any guesses on how Hillary and Obama will respond?

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