On Election Day, Bill Donohue will appear on set with Glenn Beck in Dallas to discuss developments in the presidential election.
Donohue will join Beck between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. ET on his new station, TheBlaze TV (it is available on DISH network and by online subscription). Because the discussion will occur while the polls are open throughout the nation, the focus will be on likely scenarios at both the national and state level.
There is much to discuss. At the national level, Catholics have been implored by the bishops to weigh the Health and Human Services mandate and its likely effects on religious liberty. Besides health care, pressing policy matters involve the budget deficit, economic growth, the national debt, immigration, education, and the on-going problems in the Middle East.
At the state level, issues range from gay marriage and abortion to the Blaine Amendment and doctor-assisted suicide. Virtually all House seats are up for election, and many seats in the Senate are at stake. Economic issues dominate in all states.
Donohue has appeared with Beck many times before, but this is the first time he has joined him on Election Day. Catholic League members can take heart knowing that their views will get a fair hearing. Moreover, Beck and Donohue have been at the forefront of the religious liberty issue.
Donohue returns from Dallas to go to a Philadelphia dinner on November 9 where he will receive an award from the Catholic Leadership Institute.
Bill Donohue was scheduled to be in Dallas with Glenn Beck on Election Day but could not make the trip due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.