Catholic League questions Kerry's latest choice of religion advisor
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Back in June, CKW reported on Kerry's poor choices of Maria Vanderslice (socialist and member of activist organization ACT UP) and Fr. Drinan, S.J. (popularizer of the "personally opposed, BUT . . ." excuse). Now, Donahue of the Catholic League, Senator Kerry has once again selected a religious advisor of questionable background.
CNSNews reports: Meanwhile, Ms. Peterson inaugerated her service with a post to Kicking Ass, the blog of the Democratic National Committee. Writes Rev. Peterson: Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has replaced his religion adviser with a woman who was one of 32 clergy members to file a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of the atheist [PDF] who challenged the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.
According to the Catholic League, Rev. Brenda Bartella Peterson's amicus brief on behalf of atheist Michael Newdow "shows infinitely more concern for the sensibilities of atheists like Newdow than it does for the 90 percent of Americans who believe in God." Peterson replaced Mara Vanderslice as director of religious outreach.
"[Democratic National Committee chairman] Terry McAuliffe says the appointment of Rev. Peterson as the new Senior Advisor for Religious Outreach 'reflects the DNC's commitment to reaching all people of faith,'" said Catholic League President William Donohue.
But Peterson's background makes one question whether the Democrats have lost their minds, he said.
"All issues," it would seem, but . . . oh, wait, let's see now: At the People of Faith Luncheon yesterday here in Boston, joy, hope and excitement were in the air! An extremely diverse crowd delighted in fellowship with each other and the comfort of knowing that the DNC and the Kerry/Edwards ticket take seriously all people of faith and the issues we care about. partial birth abortion, unborn victims of violence, human cloning and embroyonic stem cell research, oh, wait, do these issues count?
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