Religious Conservatives Weigh In on Grayson's 'Taliban Dan' Ad
Religious conservative leaders are springing to the defense of former House Speaker and Senate Majority Leader Dan Webster, the Republican candidate challenging Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson. Fresh from running an ad accusing Webster of dodging military service, the Grayson camp launched an ad comparing Webster to the Taliban -- even labeling the former speaker, who has a room named after him in the Capitol, "Taliban Dan."
“Alan Grayson is an embarrassment to the citizens of Florida,” said Gary Bauer, chairman of the Campaign for Working Families which has backed Webster. “While the voters of his district lose their jobs and their homes, he conducts a campaign of smears and hatred against anyone who challenges the tax raising, big-government policies that he has voted for. Nov. 2 can’t come quickly enough.”
“The Grayson ads are despicable and reach a new low which reflect the character of the man who approved them,“ said John Stemberger, president of Florida Family Action. “Christians everywhere ought to be outraged at Grayson and his bigoted claims.”
Webster is a member of the First Baptist Church of Central Florida.