Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bishops Hammer ObamaNation, Even with Hitler, Stalin

Peoria, Illinois Bishop Daniel Jenky compared President Obama's war on Christianity to the totalitarian regimes of Nazis and Communists, saying in his homily, that similar to the Obama administration, they "tried to force Christians to huddle and hide only within the confines of their churches." While at the 8th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, a call went out saying that church members should never give in to the “heavy hand of government” or “those who hate” Catholics.
"Never in the lifetime of any of us here present has the religious liberty of the American people been as threatened as it is today."
-- Carl Anderson, chairman of Knights of Columbus
For background, read Bishops Throw Down Gauntlet: Obama War on Christianity and also read The Pope, and Obama's War on Christianity as well as Obama Feeds Catholics 'A Bunch of Bull'

-- From "Peoria bishop: Hitler remark was 'historical context'" by The Associated Press 4/19/12

"Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments, would just barely tolerate some churches remaining open, but would not tolerate any competition with the state in education, social services and health care," the (Peoria) Journal Star and Chicago Tribune quoted Jenky as saying during the homily. "In clear violation of our First Amendment rights, Barack Obama — with his radical, pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda — now seems intent on following a similar path."

Diocese Chancellor Patricia Gibson told local media that Jenky "offered historical context and comparisons as a means to prevent a repetition of historical attacks upon the Catholic Church and other religions."

"We have currently not reached the same level of persecution," Gibson said. "But Bishop Jenky would say that history teaches us to be cautious. ... (He) is concerned that our government is truly treading on one of our most dear freedoms, which is religious freedom."

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From "Catholic leader says Obama pushes 'evil acts'" by Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner 4/19/12

At the 8th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Carl Anderson, CEO and Chairman of the 1.8 million-member Knights of Columbus compared Obama to British royalty who beheaded martyr St. Thomas More in 1535 for his supporting the pope over the king.

. . . he warned that the administration’s goal is to change religion. “A government willing to affect the faith and mission of the church is a government willing to change the identity of the church,” he warned. “We see a new government intolerance of religion,” he added, referencing the health insurance mandate.

Concluding, Anderson said, “What kind of Catholics to they think we are? Do they really expect us to go gently into that dark night they are preparing for religious liberty in America? Do they not know that people who believe in ‘one holy catholic and apostolic church’ can never agree to compromising our Church by entangling it in intrinsically evil acts? Do they not see that faithful Catholics will never accept cynical political strategies of ‘divide and conquer’ to separate us from our bishops?”

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From "Prayer Breakfast: Obama Admin. at War with Religion" by Paul Strand, CBN News Washington Sr. Correspondent 4/20/12

[Carl Anderson said] the Obama administration realizes it's at war with pro-life forces, even if pro-lifers don't want to face it.

"Last year, the secretary of Health and Human Services told a NARAL luncheon, 'We are in a war,'" Anderson said.

He added that the administration is trying to force believers to tolerate what they once wouldn't.

"When you have a government that's willing to do that, you have a government that's willing to manipulate and change the identity of churches," he warned.  "And that's exactly what the First Amendment was designed to prevent."

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And also read Bishops Say Obama Destroying Societal Norm