Democratic Party Uses Bible to Attack Indiana Pro-Life Candidate

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 27, 2010   |   7:50PM   |   Indianapolis, IN

For the second time in two days, a state affiliate of the Democratic party is coming under fire for using religion to attack pro-life candidates.

This time, the Indiana Democratic party sent an election piece to voters in Indiana using the Bible and claiming pro-life southern Indiana congressional candidate Todd Young wants to stifle contributions to churches.

The mailer, which features various pictures of churches and worshippers, claims the sales tax plan Young favors would somehow reduce tithing to churches.

The mailing claims “1,187 churches in southern Indiana are under threat from Todd Young’s tax plan.”

“Todd Young wants to make it harder for us to help our Christian neighbors,” the Indiana Democratic party mailing claims. “Good Christians must stand against Young’s sinful tax that would hurt our churches.”

The mailer looks like a religious newsletter a pro-family organization would distribute to pro-life Christian voters. It came under fire from Mike Fichter, the president of the Indiana Right to Life PAC.

“The Indiana Democratic Party has now resorted to using an image of the Bible and a feigned concern for churches in an attack mailer against ninth district congressional candidate Todd Young,” he said.


The mailing comes a day after news broke of a campaign mailer the Minnesota Democratic Party ran featuring an image of a priest and the words “Ignore the Poor.” The postcard has been heavily criticized by those who say it clearly is an attempt to make it appear Catholics care more about abortion than the poor.