Martin says that the “Christian leaders” who claim to support Patrick Hughes are “endorsing” Hughes’ abusive campaign tactics and condoning his conduct through their silence.
U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says so-called “Christian leaders” should withdraw Hughes support
“Silence” by bogus “family leaders” indicates these persons support dirty tricks by Hughes operatives
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator
“The name you can trust”
30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WEDNESDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO
Andy Martin says Paul Caprio is making a laughingstock of the Christian movement
Martin says it is not clear who is responsible for Patrick Hughes’ dirty tricks against other Republicans
Martin says Christian leaders who condone dirty tricks by their silence are “Guilty as Hughes”
(CHICAGO)(November 11, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Wednesday, November 11th to demand that so-called “Christian leaders” withdraw their “endorsement” of Patrick Hughes and demand that he withdraw his petition challenges against other candidates.
“Pat Hughes voted in a Republican primary for the first time in 2008,” Martin says. “The following year, 2009, he is trying to throw Republicans off the ballot.
“And what is most disturbing is that so-called ‘family’ and ‘Christian’ leaders are sitting silently by as Hughes makes racist attacks and plays dirty tricks with petition attacks.
“If Jesus condemns anything in the temple, he condemns hypocrisy. Yet these so-called leaders are world-class hypocrites. They are backing a candidate who is a disgrace to honesty, integrity and fair play, and standing by silently while lending their official support to Hughes’ machinations. Well?
“As the Roman Catholic Saint Thomas More is reputed to have said in confronting similar hypocrisy, ‘Silence is consent.’
“I for one think there is a role for religious values in politics. But I believe religious values should be a reason to elevate, not depreciate, the political process. Patrick Hughes and his ‘family’ supporters’ have demolished respect for the Christian movement.
“They met in secret and endorsed Hughes, who was being promoted by Paul Caprio while Caprio was on Hughes’ payroll. They then sat by silently as Hughes launched attacks on African-American candidates and forced one of them out of the race. Racism, hypocrisy, dirty tricks in the petition process, what a wonderful candidate these so-called ‘leaders’ are supporting.
“I call on these individuals to withdraw their endorsement of Hughes, and to admit they made a mistake. I also call on these individuals, including Dave Smith of IFA, Sandy Rios, Mary Anne Hackett, Robert Vanden Bosch, Bonnie Quirke, John Parrott and Phyllis Schlafly, among others, to expressly condemn Hughes’ petition challenges against other candidates who filed for the same office.
“It is very clear that if these individuals remain silent, their silence gives consent and ‘endorsement’ to dirty tricks and vitiates any role these persons have to play going forward,” Martin will state.
October 19th news conference details:
U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin
Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Wednesday, November, 2009 3:00 P.M.
Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin
says that Christian leaders must withdraw their support of Patrick Hughes.
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