Amb Ray Flynn: Religious Bigotry in Politics Should be Rejected

BOSTON, MA, October 10, 2011 -- "With the killing and brutality of Christians in the Middle East and throughout the world, it is the height of hypocrisy and religious bigotry for Evangelicals to be attacking Mitt Romney because of his Mormon faith," said CCG Adviser Ambassador Raymond Flynn. "Any candidate who does not reject this anti American Constitution rant and bias, should be disqualified from holding elected office."

Former US Ambassador to the Vatican comdemns attacks on Mormons

Speaking at an Irish-American heritage celebration in Dorchester on Sunday, former Mayor of Boston and U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican said, "just as anti- Semitism is a sin in my Catholic faith, so is outrageously attacking Mormons a sin. We didn't like it when Evangelicals attacked
John F. Kennedy in 1960, and we should speak out and reject the recent attack at the Values Convention in Washington D.C., when Romney was called a member of an extreme religious cult."

"I would urge all religious leaders to speak out publicly and reject these outrageous attacks. Just when you think that this country is moving forward, we are embarrassingly reminded that religious bigotry is still alive in America, and raises its ugly head during political elections.

"I don't care if you are Democratic or Republican, liberal or conservative, freedom of religion and expression is far more important than any candidate. Any candidate, who doesn't reject religious discrimination, should be criticized by the media in the strongest way possible, and all those other candidates who cowardly sit on the sidelines, should also be called to task by both the media and the voters.

"The national media has already played fast and loose with our cherished American principles. Its time to once and for all to put an end to this ugly rhetoric.



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