Thursday, October 13, 2016
Hillary's World: Faith Without Freedom
As Clinton emails---emails that formerly "didn't exist"---continue to be made public by hackers, the disdain for conservative Christianity becomes more and more evident in Hillary's World.
In the batch of emails made public this week, we find Team Clinton mocking both conservative Catholics and Evangelicals---labeling the practise of conservative Christianity as "bastardizing" the faith and being attracted to "the systematic thought and backwards gender relations..."
Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton director of communications, says in back and forth emails that politically conservative Catholics think [Roman Catholicism] is "the socially acceptable politically conservative religion", because "their rich friends wouldn't understand if they became evangelicals."
Palmieri is responding to a message from John Halpin, a fellow at the far-Left progressive think tank "Center For American Progress."
Halpin is mocking none other than Rubert Murdock, Catholic owner of Fox and Robert Thompson, managing editor of the Wall Street Journal.
Halpin is referencing an article in the far Left "New Yorker" magazine that discussed Murdock's decision to raise his children in the Catholic faith.
"Ken Auletta's latest piece on Murdock in the New Yorker starts off with the aside that both Murdock and Robert Thompson...are raising their kids Catholic," Halpin writes to Hillary's communications director.
Halpin continues, "Friggin Murdock baptized his kids in Jordan [the Jordan River] where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. It's an amazing bastardization of the faith. They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy."
Apparently, in Hillary's World, conservative Catholics who actually practise their faith are backward, uninformed and are actually bastardizing the new evolved version of Christianity.
And the only thing worse would be the evangelicals---who are apparently the religious outcasts of the evolved elites.
But these are just the beliefs of Hillary's staffers, one would say.
One would be wrong.
John Podesta, Hillary's campaign chairman and a Left-wing activist are, in other emails, discussing fomenting "revolution" within the Catholic Church by subverting certain theological beliefs.
Sandy Newman, president and founder of the far-Left progressive "Voices for Progress" is writing to Podesta: "There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic Church," he advocates.
Newman, who is Jewish, tells Clinton chairman Podesta he doesn't know a lot about how the Catholic Church works and isn't personally volunteering to subvert the Catholic teachings.
But writes: "Even if the idea isn't crazy, I don't qualify to be involved and I have not thought at all about how one would plant the seeds of the revolution, or who would plant them."
In response, Podesta assures Newman to rest easy for he and his progressive pals have already created organizations explicitly designed to infiltrate the Catholic Church with progressive ideology, though he cautions that the time may not be right for full revolution---just yet.
Podesta says, "We created 'Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good' to organize for a moment like this. But I think it lacks the leadership to do so now. Likewise, Catholics United. Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have to be bottom up."
Brian Burch, with Catholicvote.org sent out an email yesterday reviewing the information I've shared above.
He began with this: "Two words Hillary Clinton should use at her morning staff meeting: 'You're Fired'."
To my Catholic readers, I recommend you read his email and as he is suggesting, "pass it around to your conservative Catholic friends.
While I agree with Brian, unfortunately firing the staff will not completely solve the problem.
These comments and beliefs are rooted in Hillary's own personal beliefs. And they apply to both Catholic and the outcast evangelicals.
Last year at the 6th annual Women in the World Conference Hillary told the women:
"Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. Laws don't count for much if they're not enforced. And deep seeded-seated codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed. As I have said and as I believe, the advancement of full participation of women and girls in every aspect of their societies is the great unfinished business of the 21rst Century and not for just women but for everyone---and not just in far away countries but right here in the United States."
In Hillary's World, (and President Obama's) freedom of religion has become freedom of "worship"---meaning your verbal expression and bastardized beliefs will be tolerated within your church building, for now.
But should you take those beliefs out of the building, and attempt to live them out in the public square and proselytize others to also believe them, there will be consequences.
The consequences? Deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases will be changed by laws backed up with resources and political will---Not just on paper, because laws don't count for much if they're not enforced.
Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Not Afraid. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.