Swept into office five months earlier by an unprecedented wave of religious prejudice, Florida Governor Sidney Johnston Catts asked the 1917 legislature to help him fulfill the promises of his campaign of fear of Roman Catholic power[.]
Rackleff, Robert B.
"Anti-Catholicism and the Florida Legislature, 1911-1919,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 50
, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol50/iss4/4