FRAMESHOP:FRAMESHOP: THREATENING LETTERS SENT TO CLINTON, OBAMA

Hot on the heels of the Republican smear campaign against John Edwards, another radical Republican group claiming to speak for Catholics has stepped up to make a name for itself--this time by sending threatening letters to Hillary Clinton and Barak...

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Frameshop, 02/13/2007

Hot on the heels of the Republican smear campaign against John Edwards, another radical Republican group claiming to speak for Catholics has stepped up to make a name for itself--this time by sending threatening letters to Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama.

Several days ago, Josphe Cell, President of an organization called Fidelis, sent identical, thinly veiled threatening letters to each of the Democratic presidential hopefuls.  The letter "requested" that each "publicly condemn" the Edwards campaign for its "anti-Catholic and anti-Christian."

The letter concluded with what has become the "holy trinity" of this smear campaign--reference to a double standard vis-à-vis "gays, blacks and Jews."  This reference to unfair treatment of Christians relative to "gays, blacks and Jews" line has become the hallmark of William Donohue relentless smear campaign against John Edwards.

This latest move by the Republican smear machine signals the rise of a holy alliance among well-funded, but hitherto relatively unknown fringe Catholic organizations.

These groups have and will continue to try to control political debate by combining shady non-profit organizations, rich financial resources, and powerful connections to mainstream media. 

In each case, the central strategy of these attacks has been and will continue to be an attack against a leading Democratic candidate with false charges of discriminating against Christians.  Despite being repudiated and discredited by leading Catholic and Christian organizations, these smear organizations force their way into the media with claims that they represent all Catholics and Christians.

In the months ahead, Frameshop will continue to promote ways to protect the American system of free and fair elections from these groups.

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