The following letter was faxed to ADL National Director Abraham Foxman on January 26, 2004:
|Mr. Abraham Foxman
823 United Nations Plaza
New York, New York 10017
Dear Mr. Foxman:
Regarding the Mel Gibson movie, “The Passion of the Christ,” you were quoted on January 23 in the Los Angeles Times saying, “
This is very disturbing. To say the film is dangerous because the people who are previewing it are church-going Christians is an insult to practicing Christians. The subtext of this remark is that church-going Christians are latent anti-Semitic bigots ready to lash out at Jews at any given moment.
As president of the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization, I am requesting that you make a public apology immediately. Thank you for your consideration.
William A. Donohue, Ph.D.