Father Coughlin's Activism and Political Views

Father CoughlinAfter Huey Long's assassination in 1935, Coughlin joined forces with Francis Townsend, Gerald L. K. Smith and other followers of Long. He urged them to join the National Union of Social Justice, a group he had formed some years earlier, and which elected William Lepke to run against Roosevelt in the Presidential election. After Lepke's defeat, Coughlin joined the Christian Front and intensified his focus on Big Business and bigger government.

Coughlin stood strong against capitalism and its foundations, warning against the dangers of communism regularly. His political views were solely "for the good of the people," as he saw it, and was against all things "government."  He also became a sympathetic shoulder for a fascist Nazi regime in his later broadcast years.

A man of faith and fortitude, Coughlin never wavered in all his years. He stuck firmly by any way of thinking he believed in, even if it meant he would be viewed as anti-Semitic. His role as an activist eventually took over his role as radio host, and Father Coughlin became a renowned figure, not only in America, but worldwide. Good or bad, he was a true celebrity of his era. 

Controversy

After Huey Long's assassination in 1935, Coughlin joined forces with Francis Townsend, Gerald L. K. Smith and other followers of Long. He urged them to join the National Union of Social Justice, a group he had formed some years earlier, and which elected William Lepke to run against Roosevelt in the Presidential election. After Lepke's defeat, Coughlin joined the Christian Front and intensified his focus on Big Business and bigger government.

Coughlin stood strong against capitalism and its foundations, warning against the dangers of communism regularly. His political views were solely "for the good of the people," as he saw it, and was against all things "government."  He also became a sympathetic shoulder for a fascist Nazi regime in his later broadcast years.

A man of faith and fortitude, Coughlin never wavered in all his years. He stuck firmly by any way of thinking he believed in, even if it meant he would be viewed as anti-Semitic. His role as an activist eventually took over his role as radio host, and Father Coughlin became a renowned figure, not only in America, but worldwide. Good or bad, he was a true celebrity of his era. 



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