Furor Over Religious Mudslinging

Furor Over Religious Mudslinging

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A political ad from the Louisiana governor’s race is drawing a storm of criticism for accusing Republican Rep. Bobby Jindal of calling Protestants “scandalous, depraved, selfish and heretical.”

Another example of Christian “love demonstrated.”

In a 1996 article for New Oxford Review, a Roman Catholic magazine, Jindal talks of the Catholic religion as the true Christian faith and refers to a “scandalous series of divisions and new denominations” of religions since the Protestant Reformation of the 16th Century.

But he also wrote of the binding ties of Christianity and says the Catholic Church must incorporate the “spirit-led movements” of other Christian faiths.

Bill Donohue, head of the Catholic League, a watchdog group, called the commercial a “scurrilous smear” job.

What Jindal said isn’t any worse than spokesmen for thousands of religions have said about other religions since the beginning of time. But Bill Donohue is a Catholic partisan. The Catholic League’s relationship with the Catholic church is as incestuous as that of the Alliance Defense Fund to the evangelicals. Donohue can always be counted on for sharply worded press-releases any time a controversy arises. Recent examples include Dakota Fanning’s appearance in Hounddog (previous post) and the “sweet chocolate Christ” incident (previous post).

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otto / August 24th, 2007, 3:17 pm / #1

Donohue is an idiot who likes to hear himself talk. Regarding Hounddog, the moron admitted on CNN that if the movie didn’t star a high profile actress like Dakota Fanning, he wouldn’t have bothered with the issue. It’s all about exploiting Dakota’s fame to push his own twisted agenda.

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