FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 15, 2020
CONTACT: RYAN HITE, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Washington, D.C.: Today, the Catholic Coalition Against Religious Tests for Office released four video advertisements pleading with four Democrat senators to stand against religious persecution by their party. The initial commercial buy is focused on Senator Peters with a healthy cable buy running immediately, but all four ads will be released and used on digital, cable, and broadcast until “We the People” get a response from these Senators. (SCRIPT of the Peters ad is below in this release.)
Ed Martin, leader of the Coalition, said “The Democrat Party has a Catholic problem with their leadership, including Senators Feinstein, Durbin, Schumer, Booker, and Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris. Several Democrat Senators have a chance to show themselves leaders in the conflict — even if it means standing up to their party leadership. The Catholic Coalition Against Religious Tests has been asking for months for these Senators to step up and lead. They refused. Today, by releasing these ads, we are encouraging citizens in Virginia, Minnesota, Michigan, and New Hampshire to demand that their senators reject the far left Biden-Harris ticket’s agenda. Catholics are watching and waiting!”
Four months ago, Catholics wrote to four U.S. Senators asking them to step up and stop the bigotry against Catholics. The Church faces real threats from Democrats like a religious test for holding public office, the targetting of the Little Sisters of the Poor, and the promotion of infanticide by Virginia’s governor. Despite the Judge Amy Barrett nomination controversy and charges of anti-Catholic bigotry against Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris, none of the Senators responded. They were sent multiple letters focusing particularly on the fact that Senators Harris, Feinstein, Schumer, Durbin, and Booker so targeted Catholics that it raised objection from the President of Notre Dame, the President of Princeton, the head of the Anti-Defamation League, and even the Harvard Law Review. The Coalition letters with accompanying documentation are below and were addressed to Senators Mark Warner (VA), Tina Smith (MN), Gary Peters (MI), and Jeanne Shaheen (NH).
Martin’s earlier letter with full backup material is attached including from Politico, The Hill, and the Harvard Law Review.
Script of Sen. Gary Peters Ad:
Gary Peters is the chosen candidate of the liberal media.
So the people of Michigan must ask him the questions that the biased media never will:
Will Gary Peters stand up for Religious Freedom and against Democrat Senate leaders who have challenged the right of Catholics to hold public office (because of their religion)?
The questioning of Catholics in Senate Hearings by
Chuck Schumer (photo)
and now Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris
was so anti-Catholic it even brought protests from the
head of the Anti-Defamation League
President of Princeton University
President of Notre Dame University
and even the Harvard Law review.
Ask Gary Peters to reject Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ assault on religious freedom and affirm Article VI of Constitution forbidding a religious test for office (and assuring Catholics and all religious believers that they have a right to hold public office.)
Ask Gary Peters to address the Democratic party’s “Catholic problem:”
Ask him TO DISAVOW
– the Fourteen Democratic state attorney generals who persecuted the Little Sisters of the Poor
– the Democratic party forcing taxpayers to finance abortions right up to the moment of birth .
– the infanticide endorsement by Democratic governor Ralph Northam who justifies the killing of children who survived abortions
Ask Gary Peters to call on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to reject the Democratic party extremists
(Schumer, Durbin, Feinstein, Booker and Kamala photos on screen in box with Kamala bigger) and disavow their assault on Catholic civil liberties and the rights of religious believers.
- Watch the four ads.
- Mr. Martin’s initial letter with all accompanying materials including comments from Notre Dame and Princeton presidents; Anti-Defamation League comments; Harvard Law Review.