Jump directly to the content

Opponent Demands Elizabeth Dole Remove 'Godless' Ad

North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole released a television ad suggesting that her Democratic challenger Kay Hagan took "godless money."

"A leader of the Godless Americans PAC recently held a secret fundraiser for Kay Hagan," the the 30-second ad says. "Godless Americans and Kay Hagan. She hid from cameras. Took godless money. What did Kay Hagan promise in return?"

CNN reports that the Dole campaign says it's basing the ad on Hagan's attendance at a fundraiser that was in the home of an adviser to the Godless Americans' political action committee, a group that promotes rights for atheists.

The Associated Press reports that Hagan's attorneys sent a cease-and-desist order to Dole's campaign, saying the "libelous" ad should come down within 24 hours. Dole's campaign said it has no plans to take it down.

Hagan defended herself, saying that she is a Sunday school teacher, an elder at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, and has been involved in youth missions.

"It is so unbecoming of a woman like Elizabeth Dole," Hagan said in a conference call. "This is a fabricated, pathetic ad."

The ad ends with an unknown woman's voice calling out, "There is no God."

Related Topics:Politics
Posted:October 29, 2008 at 12:39PM
Gleanings aggregates what others are reporting. Learn more.
Recent Posts
Russell Moore and John Perkins Reflect on Racism at ERLC Summit
'I could have never known that we would be sitting here together,' said Perkins to fellow Mississippi native.
Revisiting Evangelicals' Favorite Same-Sex Marriage Laws
Indiana draws criticism while Utah draws praise in latest attempts to balance religious and gay rights.
Heaven Tourism Books Pulled from Nearly 200 Christian Bookstores
(UPDATED) LifeWay responds to Southern Baptist resolution on 'the sufficiency of Scripture regarding the afterlife.'
Attempt to Market Anti-Porn Ministry to Mark Driscoll Fans Goes Bad
Craig Gross on XXXchurch email blast to Resurgence list: 'They sold us your email for a penny.'
Christianity Today
Opponent Demands Elizabeth Dole Remove 'Godless' Ad