March 30, 1996 in Nation/World

Cartoon Angers Christian Coalition

Compiled From Wire Services

The Christian Coalition demanded Friday that the Los Angeles Times apologize for an editorial cartoon that depicted GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole hanging from a cross.

In the cartoon, published Thursday, Dole wore a crown of thorns arranged to read “Christian Coalition.”

The cartoon, by Paul Conrad, was a “blatant anti-Christian slur that offended millions of people of faith,” the coalition said.

Gloria Lopez, a spokeswoman for the Times, said the paper did not plan to run an apology.

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