Democrats' new faith outreach director quits

Public positions under fire
After less than two weeks on the job, the Democratic Party’s first-ever director of religious outreach resigned suddenly after her public positions came under fire.

Brenda Bartella Peterson said on August 4 it was “no longer possible for me to do my job effectively” after the New York–based Catholic League issued three blistering press releases attacking her positions.

“As of today I am resigning my position as the director of religious outreach because it is no longer possible for me to do my job effectively,” Peterson said in a statement to Religion News Service. “I continue to believe, as do leading faith leaders across this country, that John Kerry should be the next president of the United States and that John Kerry’s values of opportunity, family and responsibility are America’s values.”

 

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