Catholic League President Bill Donohue says,
John Edwards has apparently decided that there is more to be gained
by aligning himself with the cultural left than by standing on principle and
firing the Catholic bashers on his payroll. Had anyone on his staff used the
N-word, he or she would have been fired immediately. But his goal is to loot the
pockets of the Soros/Hollywood gang, and they like him aren't offended by
anti-Catholicism. Indeed, they thrive on it.
When Mel Gibson got drunk and made anti-Semitic remarks, he paid a price for doing so. When Michael Richards got angry and made racist remarks, he paid a price for doing so. When Isaiah Washington got ticked off and made anti-gay remarks, he paid a price for doing so. But John Edwards thinks the same rules don't apply to him, which is why he has chosen to embrace foul-mouthed anti-Catholic bigots on his
Edwards said today that "We're beginning a great debate
about the future of our country, and we can't let it be hijacked." I have news
for him, the Catholic League, not Edwards will decide what the debate will be
about, and it won't be about the nation. It will be about the glaring double
standard that colors the entire conversation about bigotry.
We will launch a nationwide public relations blitz that will be conducted on the pages
of the New York Times, as well as in Catholic newspapers and periodicals. It
will be on-going, breaking like a wave, starting next week and continuing
through 2007. It will be an education campaign, informing the public of what he
did today. We will also reach out to our allies in the Catholic, Protestant,
Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist communities. They worked with us before on many
issues, and are sure to do so again. What Edwards did today will not be
Many Catholics are inclined to back off when attacked, this is NOT in accord with Catholic doctrine. When the Church is offended, Christ's Bride is offended, and we must defend her as He most certainly would want us to. Spread the word.
Catholic Matriarch has a post on who in the blogophere is taking a stand on this outrage.