A Republican candidate for Congress in Connecticut, who is attacking her Republican opponent for being a minister in the "liberal" United Church of Christ, was highlighted today in an article where she claimed she has been "persecuted by the media, the left" and allies of her opponent. From The Bristol Press:
(Miriam) Masullo said she is not attacking the church itself, but rather than "the justification of terrorism and anti-Semitic posture" of its president, John Thomas.
(Scott) MacLean, a retired minister in the church, called Masullo's charges "preposterous" and refused to denounce his church's leadership.
"While I don't agree with everything that comes out of the national setting of the UCC, I don't agree with everything my wife says either and I have no intention of divorcing either one," MacLean said.
MacLean is the GOP's endorsed candidate in the little-noticed 1st District congressional primary. The winner will take on U.S. Rep. John Larson, an East Hartford Democrat, in the Nov. 7 general election....
"Nobody will convince me that I am not being attacked because my opponent is a white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant male, and I am a Hispanic woman," she said.
She isn't being attacked based on her race or gender but on her outlandish and bigoted views. But her views are making the right-wing proud.
The UCC has come under attack for advocating on behalf of displaced Palestinians and for calling for an immediate cease fire in Lebanon. Unfortunately, the UCC's stance has been labeled by some to be anti-Semitic. The UCC's views, however, are shared by the Pope, World Council of Churches, National Council of Churches USA, Human Rights Watch, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Tikkun Magazine, a leading Jewish publication.
Masullo urged readers of the article to visit UCCtruths.com - an anti-UCC web site that coordinates its message with the Republican Party aligned - Institute on Religion and Democracy and the anti-gay group Biblical Witness Fellowship - to learn more about the UCC.
I have a better idea.
Visit UCC.org. You'll be directed to a site truly committed to honesty and Christian principles - both of which Masullo and her anti-UCC friends seems to care little about.
The primary election will be held tomorrow.