I wrote about this story yesterday. It appears that the Democrat party of Minnesota really had some fun thinking of inventive ways to use our Catholic faith and symbols to smear a candidate…
Notice once again how this Democrat state party is perfectly happy to use religious arguments – when they believe it supports their party. When others attempt to bring faith into the public square? “Separation of Church and State!” becomes their mantra.
Several folks in the comments to my first post on this story complained that I was unfairly characterized the ads as “anti-Catholic.” Whatever the intention behind the Democrat officials who created the ad, the clear impression given by the photo chosen was one of a Catholic priest (by far the vast majority of clerics who wear a Roman Collar are, in fact, Catholic priests).
Still have doubts? Look at the third mailing:
Come on! A high altar? A St. Anthony statue?! Case closed.
A local news team tried to find more answers about the first mailer (print story here):
As a quick reminder to Minnesota Catholics who are steamed about this Democrat state party smear campaign, the Republican Governor in this race – Tom Emmer, is a faithful Catholic who missed a campaign debate because he wanted to celebrate his son’s first Communion. The Democrats in the state criticized him for missing it, and even when they discovered the reason, never apologized.
Vote Emmer and let the MN Democrats remember this the next time they decide to go after Catholics.