On March 24, a cartoon was printed in the Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania newspaper) showing Anthony Lake, the CIA director nominee who dropped out of the running, wearing a crown of thorns and swinging a cross. Across the top of the cross it read, “Confirmation Process,” and below the cartoon was the inscription, “You can take this cross and shove it!”

In a letter to the newspaper, the league charged that “It is nothing short of amazing that this cartoon was printed at all, and it is especially amazing that it was published during Holy Week. The juxtaposition of Lake’s demise and the crucifixion of Christ is so forced to begin with that it makes one wonder what possessed the cartoonist to make this stab and what possessed this newspaper to profile it.

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