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Press Release

 

Office of the Presiding Bishop

 Evangelical Catholic Church 

October 25, 2012

Chicago Illinois 

For Immediate Release 

 

Presiding Bishop’s letter to Reince Priebus

regarding racist comments by John Sununu

  

The Office of the Presiding Bishop for the Evangelical Catholic Church is releasing the letter of Presiding Bishop James Wilkowski to Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus regarding racist comments made by party leader former Governor John Sununu about Colin Powell’s endorsement of President Obama’s re-election.

 

William R. Morton

Director of Media and Communication

 

 

 

 

www.evangelicalcatholicchurch.org/northwest.htm

 

 

  

“A Welcoming Community of Faith Rooted in the Catholic Tradition”    

 

 

 

Office of the Residing Bishop

 

 

The Evangelical Catholic Church

Post Office Box 178388 ● Chicago Illinois 60617-8388

(t) 773-721-5383  (f)  773-721-2581

 

 

October 25, 2012

 

 

The Honorable Reince Priebus

Chairman of the National Republican Party

310 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

 

 

Dear Chairman Priebus:

 

I am writing to you regarding the public comments made by Governor John J. Sununu about Colin Powell’s endorsement of President Obama’s for re-election.

 

Governor Sununu has publicly responded to this endorsement by stating that the only reason for the Powell endorsement is because they are black men.  As a catholic priest and bishop I cannot understand the racist tone of the Governor’s statement and I am saddened that the leadership of the Republican Party has not condemned it as being unworthy of your party.

 

There has been no getting around the fact of the undercurrent of racism that has tainted this presidential election.  I am saddened that you have not invested the time, effort and the prestige of your office to confront this problem.

 

I invite you to do so now.

 

As a catholic priest and bishop, I am committed to the theological precepts of Social Justice and Peace and it is for this reason I am writing to you asking that you address racists comments and attitudes by members of your party.

 

I thank you for your consideration.

 

 

Respectfully Yours in Christ, 

James Alan Wilkowski

Presiding Bishop for the Evangelical Catholic Church

 

 

 

 

www.evangelicalcatholicchurch.org

 

 

 

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National Church Office
Post Office Box 178388  Chicago Illinois  60617-8388
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