In response to the Catholic League’s news release of February 7, “Politics of Sex Abuse in Colorado,” state Representative Morgan Carroll sent us this e-mail:
Attacking a fellow member or her religion is not a particularly professional way to argue a bill on the merits. If you have policy problems with removing the SOL protecting sex offenders, please share your reasons, but so long as you are simply attacking a colleague or her motives, I, for one, find it offensive. It hurts your credibility on the issues and instead makes it look like you guys are about politics over policy. In an effort to be more effective, you may wish to reconsider your approach and simply debate the pros / cons of the issues.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded to Carroll as follows:
One of your colleagues makes a libelous remark about the Catholic Church, wears her Catholicism on her sleeve, boasts of her support from the abortion industry and introduces a bill that discriminates in its application against private institutions vis-à-vis public institutions, and you have the gall to lecture me about politics?
No wonder the American people hold politicians in such a low regard. You, sir, are Exhibit A.