.- The chairman of the Democratic National Committee has done an about-face, says the Catholic League. When Howard Dean accepted the chairmanship of the DNC in February, he committed the DNC to âreligious outreach.â But in a speech in San Francisco June 6, he criticized the Republican Party as âpretty much a white, Christian party.â âDeanâs comment in San Francisco was the kind of snide remark that we would expect from someone who regards white Christians as the enemyânot from someone who is the titular leader of the Democratic Partyâ said Catholic League president William Donohue in a statement.
âPrecisely how Dean expects to do religious outreach when he writes off the majority of the nation is not known, but it is a sure bet that if his counterpart in the Republican Party were to refer to the Democrats as the party of blacks and secularists, heâd be canned,â he said.
Donohue pointed out that the DNC has âinsulted Christians, especially Catholicsâ in the past by drawing support from âthe nationâs largest anti-Catholic group, Catholics for a Free Choice.â
âWhy either party would allow its leader to offend people of faith is beyond belief,â he said.