BUSH APOLOGY SETTLES THE ISSUE

In a letter to John Cardinal O’Connor, Gov. George W. Bush said he deeply regrets not taking the opportunity to separate himself from the anti-Catholic and racially divisive views of Bob Jones University; a copy of the letter was also sent to Catholic League president William Donohue. Donohue discussed this subject this morning on the Today Show and... [Read more...]

BUSH, McCAIN AND ANTI-CATHOLICISM

Yesterday, it was reported that callers in Michigan were issuing a “Catholic voter alert” in an attempt to brand Governor George W. Bush anti-Catholic. Governor Bush accused Senator John McCain of paying for the ad. A campaign spokesman for McCain, Howard Opinsky, then denied any involvement. This led Catholic League president William Donohue... [Read more...]

ANTI-CATHOLIC CHARGES EXPLODE IN MICHIGAN

Michigan voters have been besieged by a flood of phone calls yesterday and today accusing Governor George W. Bush of being anti-Catholic. The callers, who identify themselves as issuing a “Catholic voter alert,” are accusing Bush of anti-Catholicism and are urging them to vote for Senator John McCain; the Arizona senator was labeled “a... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE’S 1999 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM

The Catholic League’s 1999 Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism is now available. The report offers evidence of anti-Catholicism drawn from events of 1999. It includes a preface and executive summary by league president William Donohue; the chapters cover various topical areas and there is a sample of offensive cartoons. The chapters cover anti-Catholicism... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC-BASHING BOB JONES U. NOT AN ISSUE FOR BUSH

Governor George W. Bush, and his supporters, have been asked all week to explain his decision to launch his South Carolina campaign at Bob Jones University. At issue is the school’s ban on interracial dating and its explicit condemnation of Catholicism. Bush and his defenders have disapproved of the school’s racism but not its anti-Catholicism. For... [Read more...]

BUSH, GORE AND HILLARY STUMP IN CHURCHES

Yesterday, Governor George W. Bush took his campaign to Ebenezer Baptist Church in Florence, South Carolina; he is pictured speaking there on the front page of today’s New York Times. On Sunday, Vice President Al Gore and U.S. senatorial candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton will speak at Wilborn Temple Church of God in Christ in Albany, New York; their... [Read more...]

HOUSE CHAPLAIN ISSUE BECOMES HOUSE OF LIES

In yesterday’s edition of Roll Call, it was reported that Rev. Billy Graham “called the Speaker [Dennis Hastert] on Monday and urged him not to abandon the Chaplain candidate [Rev. Charles Wright].” The story said that Hastert was “under pressure from the Rev. Billy Graham” to stick by Rev. Wright. Now an AP story today reports... [Read more...]

REV. BILLY GRAHAM WRONG ON HOUSE CHAPLAIN ISSUE

As reported in today’s edition of Roll Call, Rev. Billy Graham has entered the controversy over the new House Chaplain. He reportedly called House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Monday urging him not to abandon Rev. Charles Wright, the candidate who placed third in the selection committee balloting but was nonetheless chosen by Hastert, Rep. Dick Armey... [Read more...]

HOUSE CHAPLAIN MESS GROWS

John Feehery, spokesman for House Speaker Dennis Hastert, is reported as saying in today’s edition of USA Today that neither Hastert nor Rep. Dick Armey knew that Father Timothy O’Brien was the top choice of the selection committee to be the new House Chaplain. In another development, Auxiliary Bishop Richard J. Sklba of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee... [Read more...]

GORE ENDORSED IN CHURCH

Vice president Al Gore was endorsed yesterday by Rev. Floyd Flake inside Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church in Queens, New York. “I don’t do endorsements from across the pulpit,” said Rev. Flake, “because I never know who’s out there watching the types of laws that govern separation of church and state.” He then proceeded... [Read more...]

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