A new ad by Sen. Elizabeth Dole's (R-N.C.) campaign dismisses criticism that it's questioning Democrat Kay HaganKay Ruthven HaganWarning signs flash for Tillis in North Carolina Tillis trails Democratic challenger by 7 points in North Carolina poll North Carolina businessman will challenge Tillis in GOP primary MORE's faith, yet it still tries to link her to atheists.

A Dole ad released Tuesday attacked Hagan, Dole's opponent in her Senate race, for attending a fundraiser hosted by an adviser to the Godless Americans political action committee. Hagan, a former Sunday School teacher, responded by charging Dole with "bearing false witness" against a fellow Christian.

Dole's new ad, released Friday, begins with a narrator declaring that Hagan's faith isn't the question. The narrator goes on to suggest that the Democrat still erred by going to the fundraiser, which other people wouldn't have attended.

Watch Dole's new ad below.