Religion and Politics in Philadelphia Mayoral Race

Religious attacks late in mayor’s race. Nasty fliers, accusations, and name-calling all around.

“Remember that Democrat Tom Knox is a practicing Catholic,” the flyer reads. “Michael Nutter? He was Catholic when it was convenient for him, so he could get a quality Catholic education. Now? He quietly left the Catholic Church to become a Baptist, probably because his polls told him it would be a smart move.”

The flyer had a red headline and Knox’s name at the bottom in red, but there was nothing on it to indicate who was responsible for the literature. It was placed on car windshields outside at least two Catholic parishes in opposite ends of the city.

Via Tompaul.