Religious Right ‘Too Busy to Comment’ on Pat Robertson, Quick to DeLay’s Defense

Prominent Religious Right groups went days without saying a word in defense of Pat Robertson after his assassination gaffe.

But when Tom DeLay gets in trouble, the response is immediate. Clearly, people like James Dobson and Tony Perkins know where their bread is buttered. When DeLay gets hurt, so does their right-wing agenda.

Family Research Council

Robertson: No comment.
DeLay: “Tom DeLay is a great leader for pro-family public policies of enduring importance to the nation.”

Focus on the Family

Robertson: No comment.
DeLay: “Today’s indictment of Majority Leader Tom DeLay bears all the signs of a trumped-up, political witch-hunt. The extreme left has seized this chance to take a swipe at one of America’s leading advocates of family values.”

Traditional Values Coalition

Robertson: No comment.
DeLay: DeLay is “a Christian man” and prosecutor Ronnie Earle is exacting “political retribution.”

Christian Coalition of America

Robertson: No comment.
DeLay: “Yesterday’s indictment of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on an unsubstantiated charge of conspiracy… [has] been a major objective for the past several years of the extreme left wing and enthusiastically supported by their sychophants in the ‘Old Media.'”