Bishop in Bush's church in new antiwar ad
WASHINGTON (AP - 1 Feb) --A bishop of the United Methodist Church, President Bush's denomination, stars in a new antiwar ad in which he declares that making war against Iraq "violates God's law and the teachings of Jesus Christ."
"Iraq hasn't wronged us. War will only create more terrorists and a more dangerous world for our children," Bishop Melvin G. Talbert, chief ecumenical officer of the United Methodist Church, says in the 30-second spot.
Slated to appear several times a day on the CNN and Fox networks in New York and Washington, the ad is part of a $1 million media campaign sponsored by a coalition of organizations and celebrities--including actresses Janeane Garofalo and Susan Sarandon--opposed to Bush's Iraq policy.
Talbert, 68, also opposed to the 1991 Persian Gulf War against Iraq, which was waged by Bush's father.