Catholic League president Bill Donohue released the following statement today regarding the league’s protest of Miller beer:

“Last week we sent some photos of the Miller-sponsored Folsom Street Fair to all the pastors of the 166 Protestant churches in Milwaukee. Today we are blanketing all the synagogues and mosques in Milwaukee; we are asking rabbis and imams for their assistance in protesting Miller’s anti-religion agenda. Next week we will target another segment of the Milwaukee community.

“Our anti-Miller PR campaign and boycott of Miller beer will continue on a weekly basis until such time that the Miller Brewing Company issues a statement reassuring Americans that it will never again promote an anti-religious event. There are signs that our boycott is working.

“Mike Setto owns Orion Keg & Wine Party Store in Lake Orion, Michigan, and he has told his distributors not to deliver any more cases of Miller beer to his store. A practicing Catholic, Setto is also encouraging other store owners not to stock Miller. Significantly, he has done several TV, radio and newspaper interviews about this issue.

“I am also delighted to report that my own pastor has placed flyers at the back of his church urging parishioners not to buy Miller beer. We have also been contacted by many other priests across the nation saying they have informed their congregants not to purchase Miller beer. Additionally, we have received the support of several advocacy organizations in our campaign against Miller.

“In other words, the boycott is in full swing. Our game plan includes ways that will expand the boycott. So stay tuned.”

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