Controversial TV Ad Backfires on Fla. Congressman

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A controversial television commercial by a liberal Florida congressman seems to be backfiring -- on him.

Democrat incumbent Alan Grayson is running against Republican Daniel Webster, a Bible-believing Christian. A recent TV commercial for Grayson called Webster, "Taliban Dan."

"Religious fanatics try to take away our freedom," the narrator said in the commercial, which has aired throughout the Sunshine State. "In Afghanistan, in Iraq and right here in Central Florida."

A short clip of video of Webster saying, "Wives, submit yourselves to your own husband," was also used in the ad.

"Daniel Webster wants to impose his radical fundamentalism on us," the narrator continued.

"She should submit to me," Webster said in the video clip. "It's in the Bible."

"Webster tried to deny battered women medical care and the right to divorce their abusers," the narrator added. "He wants to force raped women to bear the child."

"Submit to me," an edited clip of Webster said.

"Taliban Dan Webster -- hands off our bodies and our laws," the narrator continued.

However, it turns out that Webster actually said just the opposite. Webster was speaking at Bill Gothard's Institute for Basic Life Principles when the video was shot.

"I have a verse for my wife. I have verses for my wife," Webster said. "Don't pick the ones that say, 'She should submit to me.' That's in the Bible, but pick the ones that you're supposed to do."

"So instead, you would love your wife, even as Christ loved the church and gave himself for it. And, as opposed to wives submit yourself to your own husband. She can pray that, if she wants to. But don't you pray it," Webster told the audience.

Grayson has refused to apologize for the commercial and a new poll shows Webster leading Grayson 43 to 36 percent.

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