On March 31, Catholic League president William Donohue wrote to four Congressional leaders asking them to make a statement regarding the anti-Catholic movie “Priest.” Senators Robert Dole (R) and Thomas Daschle (D) and Representatives Newt Gingrich (R) and Richard Gephardt (D) were contacted, but only Senator Dole responded.

On April 14, Easter Sunday, Senator Dole registered his criticisms of the movie on “Meet the Press.” Mrs. Elizabeth Dole announced on June 2 that she was selling more than $15,000 worth of Disney stock. On June 7, Dr. Donohue sent a letter to Senator Dole thanking him and his wife for their support.

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