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DNCíS New Religion Advisor Wants "Under God" Out of the Pledge
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights ^ | August 2, 2004 | Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights

Posted on 08/03/2004 11:16:55 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA

On July 23, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Terry McAuliffe announced the appointment of Rev. Brenda Bartella Peterson as the Senior Advisor for Religious Outreach; she is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Commenting on her selection is Catholic League president William Donohue:

“Terry McAuliffe says that the appointment of Rev. Peterson as the new Senior Advisor for Religious Outreach ‘reflects the DNC’s commitment to reaching all people of faith’; he also notes that she ‘will act as liaison to religious organizations.’ Upon learning of this appointment, we decided to find out who this woman is. And what we found will make people of every faith wonder whether McAuliffe and the DNC have totally lost their senses.

“Rev. Brenda Bartella Peterson was one of thirty-two clergy members to file an amicus curiae brief in behalf of Michael Newdow’s attempt to excise the words ‘under God’ from the Pledge of Allegiance. The brief shows infinitely more concern for the sensibilities of atheists like Newdow than it does for the 90 percent of Americans who believe in God. And this is the person the Democrats want to dispatch to meet with the heads of religious organizations? Are they out of their minds? Would they hire a gay basher to reach out to homosexuals?

“The Democrats are now 0 for 2 in appointing senior religious liaison directors. The Kerry campaign first appointed Mara Vanderslice as the Director of Religious Outreach, but when we exposed her as a radical leftist who associates with anti-Catholics, the Kerry staff silenced her. Now they’ve stepped in it again by selecting Rev. Peterson.

“The selections of Vanderslice and Peterson suggest that either no one bothers to vet candidates for religious outreach, or the elites making the choices are anti-religious. If the former is true, then this shows that the Democrats place no priority on appealing to people of faith. If the latter is true, then Kerry needs to bring in a big broom and clean house.”


TOPICS: Catholic; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: brendapeterson; catholicleague; democraticparty; democrats; dnc; issues; kerry; religiousleft; undergod
DNC appoints "religious" "pastor" who wants to delete "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. Catholic League definitely not amused (and rightly so).
1 posted on 08/03/2004 11:16:58 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA
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To: Convert from ECUSA

They really are out of touch with the majority of people, both Republican and Democrat.


2 posted on 08/03/2004 11:23:18 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn't be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: Convert from ECUSA

good for the catholic league.
now if they can get the word out to their parishoners,many who listen to the party and not their church.


3 posted on 08/03/2004 11:52:01 AM PDT by alpha-8-25-02 (saved by GRACE and GRACE alone)
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To: Convert from ECUSA

Who the h*ll cares what they want?


4 posted on 08/03/2004 11:59:41 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left." (Eccl. 10:2))
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To: Convert from ECUSA
Aw geez!

I'm a bit out of step with most FReepers, because I believe that the Pledge of Allegiance has no place in public policy period. But it's not a biggie for me, I like the Pledge of Allegiance, and will say it whenever asked.

But this takes the cake!

Since when does a political party have an official in charge of "religious outreach"? Do the Pubs have one? I think not.

5 posted on 08/03/2004 2:15:51 PM PDT by Salman
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To: Convert from ECUSA

What do you expect from a bunch of far-left wing God hating, Bible bashing, Christian persecuting liberal hypocrites!!

Even if they legally change it, I will still say it the right way, loud and proud!! If millions of Americans will do the same they will not be able to stop us!!

I would love to see them try to enforce it!!


6 posted on 08/03/2004 5:54:00 PM PDT by cybersaint
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To: cybersaint

Oooooo, cybersaint, I like the way you preach! Just because I'm now Catholic diesn't mean I haven't forgotten how to do a good Amen corner for anyone who deserves it!


7 posted on 08/04/2004 4:40:56 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (tired of shucking and jiving)
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To: Salman
Since when does a political party have an official in charge of "religious outreach"?

It's like they are sending a scout into unknown territory.

8 posted on 08/04/2004 10:54:54 AM PDT by siunevada
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