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  Salazar says he misspoke in calling Focus "anti-Christ"
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MediaNewspaper - Denver Post
News DateThursday, April 28, 2005 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSenator says "un-Christian" fits Springs group
By The Denver Post

Thursday, April 28, 2005 -

Washington - Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar said Wednesday that he regretted calling Focus on the Family "the anti-Christ," saying he had misspoken.

Salazar uttered the theological term, popularized in the 1970s movie "The Omen," in an interview with a Colorado Springs television station about his war of words with the conservative Christian group.

"From my point of view, they are the anti-Christ of the world," Salazar told the station.

Salazar, a first-term Democrat, said he was intending to call the Colorado Springs group "un-Christian," a term he began applying last week after Focus attacked his stance on judicial nominations in the Senate.

"I spoke about Jim Dobson and his efforts and used the term 'the anti-Christ,"' Salazar said in a written statement from his office. "I regret having used that term. I meant to say this approach was un-Christian, meaning self-serving and selfish."

Salazar added that his statement came after "being relentlessly attacked" in telephone calls, e-mails, newspapers and radio stations across Colorado.
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