In the May Catalyst, we mentioned that the league had asked David Lawrence, the publisher and editor of the Miami Herald, not to print any more anti-Catholic ads submitted by the Seventh Day Adventists. Mr. Lawrence replied that he had “some real doubts about that ad [the one that ran on March 22]” and had already expressed his concerns internally.
While acknowledging the importance of freedom of speech, Lawrence noted that lines must be drawn. “Were this ad to be submitted again,” he wrote, “I would ask for changes to made.”
The league is pleased with this response and hopes that in the event the ad is resubmitted, enough anti-Catholic statements will be deleted to convince those responsible for it to pack it in once and for all.