The Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party are hoping that that their anti-Catholic advertisement might gain them the vote of all those who have turned against the Church.
A postcard sent out to voters in Minnesota shows a photograph of a priest, wearing the traditional black shirt and dog collar, with a campaign pin photo-shopped in that reads ‘Ignore the Poor’. The postcard holds no other information on the front, no other message.
The National Catholic Observer points out the most worrying aspect of this ad besides its face value message. “This group must believe that there’s enough of an anti-Catholic vote that this would pay dividends. Could that be true?” said Matthew Archbold.
He also said “What this is about is the fact that the Church stands strong against abortion and gay marriage. And that makes some very angry.”
Whether these theories are true or not this anti-Catholic advertisement shows how low parties will go to get the vote.
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