Or else what? Or else our daughters will be forced to take showers with young men who think they may be women, per Obama’s “Justice Department” transgender directive that puts schools under threat if they don’t comply. Or else girls and women will need to accept men in the next bathroom stall, some of whom have already assaulted girls in the restrooms. Or else you could be forced to resign from your job because of your support of man-woman marriage, as was Brendan Eich, the CEO of Mozilla Firefox.
Or else you could be a doctor or nurse forced by law to perform partial-birth abortions because Hillary Clinton and the Justices she appoints believe the “right” to kill a baby as it is coming out of the womb is more important than the right of conscience that tells a Christian it’s wrong. Or else your priest or pastor could be compelled by the government to marrying same-sex couples, as military chaplains are now pressured to do.
Hillary has already signaled she plans to erase our religious rights in order to usher in the leftist secular Hillaryworld she has planned for America. She told the 2015 Women in the World Summit in New York City that “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will … And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.” In other words, she intends to dismember the deeply held Biblical foundations of our predominantly Christian nation to serve her leftist agenda.
Anti-Trump Christians: conniving, cynical Hillary will continue the destruction of your ability to live out your faith already underway during the Obama years with everything from forbidding valedictorians to mention God in speeches to dragging into court the Little Sisters of the Poor who care for the elderly and dying in 30 nations.
Hillary revealed her massive arrogance and dealt a staggering insult to Christianity when she called millions of Trump supporters “irredeemable,” among other outrageous slurs. This is not a trivial misreading of the Bible, but the very heart of the nation’s dominant religion and the faith of nearly all the Founders.
Who decides whether or not a person is redeemable? Our redeemer, Jesus Christ decides, not Hillary Clinton. That Clinton thinks she can decree that any of us is “irredeemable” and thus unrighteous in the eyes of God Himself, is beyond disturbing. If she can decide that we free citizens of America are such “deplorables” that we are beyond redemption, what would keep her from placing limits on our right to “freely exercise” our religion as the first sentence of our Bill of Rights guarantees? After all, we’re “irredeemable” so why should our faith matter, or deserve protection under the law?
Christians: Hillary and her faithful media lackeys are distracting you with their attacks on Donald Trump for his alleged moral lapses at the same time they are bent on obliterating the morality you uphold in your religious faith. Do not be fooled. She can do enormous damage to religious rights simply by appointing two or three Supreme Court justices if she is president.
The recent WikiLeaks emails among top Clintonistas accurately reflect their dear leaders’ anti-religious bigotry. One particularly nasty missive is from John Halpin, a honcho at the leftist Center for American Progress (CAP) which is known among insiders as “the official Hillary think tank,” to John Podesta who at the time (2011) was CAP’s director. Halpin mocks News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Robert Thompson for their Catholic faith, marveling that “Friggin’ Murdoch baptized his kids in the Jordan where John the Baptist baptized Jesus.” How appalling.
He laments, “Many of the most powerful elements of the conservative movement are all Catholic (many converts) from the SC and think tanks to the media and social groups. 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.”
Is Halpin totally unaware that the Christian Biblical concepts of democracy and equality among all people founded this nation? Has he ever heard of the Apostle Paul who expressed Christianity’s insistence on equality when such a thing didn’t even exist in the First Century: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus”? (Galatians 3:28)
Of course Halpin and his leftist like care nothing for the Bible. In decrying the ”conservative movement” and its many Catholic members for “backwards” beliefs they mean that God’s Word is wrong for defining marriage between a man and a woman. It’s the Bible itself that they brand “an amazing bastardization of the faith” — just like Hillary who warned us that our “Deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”
And her cabal knows just how to do that; by “revolution.” WikiLeaks revealed a 2012 email also sent to Podesta at CAP from Voices for Progress president Sandy Newman who writes, “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 urges the Clinton team to “plant the seeds of the revolution” to “change Catholic teaching.”
Not to worry, Podesta replies: “We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this … Likewise Catholics United.” He adds, “I’ll discuss with Tara. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is the other person to consult.”
Podesta refers to groups cunningly set up by the left that take advantage of the altruistic naiveté of the church to corrupt from within. Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia recalls in his recent denunciation of these emails: “Back in 2008, in the weeks leading up to the Obama-McCain presidential election, two young men visited me in Denver. They were from Catholics United, a group describing itself as committed to social justice issues…they hoped my brother bishops and I would resist identifying the Church with single-issue and partisan (read: abortion) politics. Both men were obvious flacks for the Obama campaign and the Democratic Party — creatures of a political machine, not men of the Church; less concerned with Catholic teaching than with its influence. And presumably (for them) bishops were dumb enough to be used as tools, or at least prevented from helping the other side.”
The Archbishop continues, “Thanks to their work, and activists like them, American Catholics helped to elect an administration that has been the most stubbornly unfriendly to religious believers, institutions, concerns and liberty in generations. I never saw either young man again. The cultural damage done by the current White House has — apparently — made courting America’s bishops unnecessary. But bad can always get worse.” And then the Archbishop talks about the Clinton crew’s anti-Catholic emails.
I don’t know if the Archbishop is aware that these fake Catholic groups and dozens of others that have been infiltrating our Republic for decades are largely financed by millions of dollars from the Pope of Secularism, the billionaire atheist George Soros. This powerful political player creates “non-profits” under the banner of his Open Societies Foundation. He is a hugely influential pal of both Clintons, going back to the Bill Clinton presidency and before.
WikiLeaks emails also discuss dinner plans between Hillary and Soros and a planned visit by campaign chair Podesta to the billionaire. An email between the campaign’s Robbie Mook and Hillary majordomo Huma Abedin discuss how to “make Soros happy.” A dedicated “progressive,” Soros has deplored American power, touted open borders and vowed to “puncture the bubble of American supremacy.” He compared the George W. Bush administration to Nazi Germany and spent millions to defeat him.
At his core, Soros is a radical globalist who is no fan of his adopted land or even the Western intellectual tradition. In his book, Open Society (2000) he scoffed, “Pure reason and a moral code based on the value of the individual are inventions of Western culture; they have little resonance in other cultures….” Sound familiar?
Many Catholics and even Christian Evangelicals vote Democrat because they sympathize with the party’s so-called “social justice” goals. Don’t fall for it in this election as you did in 08; these people are the head of that notorious snake.
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