The call for John McCain to remove Deal Hudson from his Catholic Advisory Board remains a concern of many Catholics. Hudson took an underage girl drinking and later brought her back to his Fordham University office for sexual relations while his wife sat at home. Some Catholics have objected to his presence as an advisor to McCain on Catholic issues. Others have suggested forgiveness for Hudson's sexual abuse and his reincorporation into conservative Catholic political action. Hudson resigned four years ago as chief conservative Catholic advisor to the Bush-Cheney campaign.
A Salon article says that "the McCain campaign 'had no immediate comment' about Hudson. A McCain spokesman has not responded to an e-mail Salon sent seeking comment." (See link below for full story)
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