.- The Catholic League says Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry should âcondemnâ the Catholics for Kerry 04 Web site for having a statement that refers to President George W. Bush as âthe anti-Christ.â
On the Web site, Wayne Madsden writes: âGeorge W. Bushâs blood lust, his repeated commitment to Christian beliefs and his constant references to âevil doers,â in the eyes of many devout Catholic leaders, bear all the hallmarks of the one warned about in the Book of Revelationsâthe anti-Christ.â He adds that Bush âcouples his political fanaticism with a neo-Christian blood cult.â
Catholic League president William Donohue says such comments have âno legitimate role to play in presidential politics.
âIt is important to note that it is not the position of the Catholic League that the Kerry camp should be held responsible for this group of wacko Catholics,â said Donohue.
However, he added, âit would seem only proper that John Kerry should condemn Catholics for Kerry 04.â
Donohue said this would seem only reasonable since Kerry spokesman Chad Clanton recently demanded that Bush âcondemnâ a book about Kerryâs alleged fraudulent behavior in Vietnam because one of authors made anti-Catholic remarks in a chat room last year.