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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Yahoo! News - Anti-Kerry Book Scribe Sorry for Slurs

Yahoo! News - Anti-Kerry Book Scribe Sorry for Slurs: "Anti-Kerry Book Scribe Sorry for Slurs

By JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - One of the authors of a new anti-John Kerry (news - web sites) book frequently posted comments on a conservative Web site describing Muslims and Catholics as pedophiles and Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II as senile.
But as he prepared to launch the book, 'Unfit for Command,' Jerry Corsi apologized for the remarks in an interview with The Associated Press Tuesday, saying they were meant as a joke and he never intended to offend anyone.
In chat room entry last year on freerepublic.com, Corsi writes: 'Islam is a peaceful religion � just as long as the women are beaten, the boys buggered and the infidels are killed.'
In another entry, he says: 'So this is what the last days of the Catholic Church are going to look like. Buggering boys undermines the moral base and the lawyers rip the gold off the Vatican (news - web sites) altars. We may get one more Pope, when this senile one dies, but that's probably about it.'
Corsi, who described himself as a 'devout Catholic,' said the comments are being taken out of context. 'I considered them a joke,' said Corsi, who owns a financial services company and has written extensively on the anti-war movement.
In a March posting, Corsi discussed Kerry's faith, writing: 'After he married TerRAHsa, didn't John Kerry begin practicing Judaism? He also has paternal grandparents that were Jewish. What religion is John Kerry?'
Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, are Catholic.
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