ANTI-CATHOLICISM DRAWS ATTENTION
Catalyst December Issue 1999
Five presidential candidates, Gary Bauer, Pat Buchanan, George W. Bush, Steve Forbes and Alan Keyes spoke out this fall condemning anti-Catholicism. What got all their attention was the Brooklyn Museum of Art exhibition, “Sensation”; the dung and pornographic splattered portrait, “The Holy Virgin Mary,” was the trigger issue.
On November 9, Bauer made an address at St. Anselm’s College in New Hampshire that was the most extensive treatment thus far of any presidential candidate on this subject. His talk, “A Nation with the Soul of a Church: Anti-Christian Bigotry in America,” was peppered with examples taken from the Catholic League’s website; he credited the league in his talk.
The Catholic League, while endorsing none of these candidates, is pleased that all of them spoke eloquently on this important subject.