The fallout over the Wikileaks’ breach of Clinton campaign emails continues.
As you may have heard, it turns out that many of those emails contained less than charitable references to, and thoughts about, Catholics and evangelicals.
In response, an open letter has been written that is acutely critical of the anti-Christian contents of those emails, and it has been signed by a large group of religious and political notables, including televangelist Pastor Paula White, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference President the Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, and former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.
The Christian Post had an opportunity to review an advanced copy of the letter, which reads, in part:
“As Christian leaders, Catholic and Evangelical, we collectively express our outrage at the demeaning and troubling rhetoric used by those within Clinton campaign — and those associated with the campaign — to describe our communities.
“It is especially alarming that the Chairman of the Clinton Campaign, John Podesta, was copied on these emails between Jennifer Palmieri, now director of communications for the Clinton campaign, and a fellow at Podesta's Center for American Progress. Podesta's refusal to raise any objection makes him equally party to this bigotry. It is inexcusable. It is shameful. It is un-American.”
The letter goes on to specifically characterize the communications as being anti-Christian, saying, “The WikiLeaks emails reveal a contempt for all conservative Christians, and we are — Catholic and Evangelical — united in our outrage and united in our call for Mrs. Clinton to immediately apologize for the Christophobic behavior of her associates.”
Other signatories include Focus on the Family’s Dr. James Dobson, Southern Evangelical Seminary President Richard Land, and Ronnie Floyd, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large