Gubernatorial candidate: Democrats' priest ad is ‘inappropriate’
Catholic World News - October 29, 2010
Mark Dayton, a former US senator who is now the Democratic (DFL) gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota, has distanced himself from a campaign ad that has been criticized inside and outside the state as anti-Catholic. In the ad, distributed by the state central committee of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party, a man dressed as a priest wears a campaign button that says “ignore the poor.”
“I believe the brochure’s picture showing a man of the cloth is inappropriate,” Dayton said in a statement. “I believe that it is inappropriate to bring religion into a campaign as this image and others do.”
In 1944, the Minnesota Democratic Party and the Farmer-Labor Party merged to form the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.
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Posted by: Minnesota Mary -
Oct. 29, 2010 5:20 PM ET USA
Just remember, Mr. Compassionate, Mark Dayton, is pro-abortion and pro-homosexual marriage. IP candidate, Tom Horner, like the "modern day" Catholic that he is, is also pro-abortion and pro-homosexual marriage. The only truly pro-life candidate running for MN Governor is Tom Emmer, a Catholic with seven kids. He supports Catholic teaching on the five non-negotiables and has a record to prove it.