Recent revelations through the WikiLeaks hacked emails show an anti-Catholic and anti-evangelical bias on the part of some of Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff.
For instance, Sandy Newman, president of Voices for Progress wrote to John Podesta, now Hillary’s campaign manager, in a February 2012 email: “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.”
Podesta replied, “We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this.”
One could only imagine the furor if the Hillary campaign members were trying to sabotage the teachings of Jewish or Muslim groups. But Catholics and evangelicals seem to be fair game.
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Why is that? I think abortion is a major part of the answer.
Abortion is the 800-pound gorilla in this election. Just a comparison of the party platforms speaks volumes. The Republican Party platform states, “The unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed.”
Of course, the Democratic Party platform disagrees: “Every woman should have access to quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion – regardless of where she lives, how much money she makes, or how she is insured.” One aspect of this would be the repeal of the Hyde Amendment – forcing taxpayers to fund abortions, regardless of moral objections.
Hillary Clinton is squarely on the pro-abortion side of the debate. She apparently never met an abortion she didn’t like. She conflates abortion rights with women’s rights – even though more than half of those aborted are unborn baby girls. Sex-selection abortions disfavor baby girls, especially in countries like China and India.
In the second presidential debate, the Democratic candidate said, “I want a Supreme Court that will stick with Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose.”
In the last few years, I have enjoyed interviewing Dr. Paul Kengor, the prolific author and political science/history professor at Grove City College. He’s written a few books called,
“God and …” such as: “God and Ronald Reagan,” “God and George W. Bush,” “God and Hillary Clinton.”
Paul told me on my radio show, “Vocal Point,” recently that his own 9-year-old son had been traipsing in the family library and saw the title of the last book mentioned. He yelled out, “‘God and Hillary Clinton’ – who would write a book like that?!” His sister told them that their daddy had written it.
Implied in the 9-year-old’s question is, “What does God have to do with Hillary Clinton or vice versa?” Paul said to me part of the reason he wrote the book was to show that, “there are people out there, like Hillary Clinton, who think that by supporting abortion they’re doing the work of Jesus.”
How does that work? It seems to me if you’re a consistent Christian, you would be pro-life since you claim to worship the Author of Life.
Kengor told our listeners, “Somewhere in the 1970s, she became an intense pro-choice advocate, and that has only increased to where I describe her as a flat-out ‘abortion fanatic.’ I mean, you just can’t get worse on the abortion issue than Hillary Clinton.”
He went on to say, “When Planned Parenthood says that she is really their best friend, and she tells them, ‘I have your back,’ she means it. Planned Parenthood gave her their Margaret Sanger Award in 2009.”
Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood, once spoke at a KKK rally, said that part of her goal was to remove “human weeds” and promoted euthanasia. To this day, Planned Parenthood clinics that do abortions are disproportionately located in black and Hispanic neighborhoods.
Kengor told me he tracked down Arkansas’ busiest abortion doctor, William Harrison, who was Hillary’s personal OB/GYN. Harrison also did thousands of abortions.
Kengor told me he asked the doctor, “How do you square up Hillary describing herself as a devoted, old-fashioned, traditional Methodist and being so on fire for abortion?”
Harrison replied that he was offended by the question. Kengor reports that the doctor said, “I’m a Methodist, and I support abortion. … Our Methodist church is very pro-choice.”
I don’t get how someone can be a true Christian and support unfettered abortion rights. Since it was Jesus who first said we should treat others as we would have them treat us, surely He frowns upon the wanton destruction of the unborn whose lives are being snuffed out by the millions.
One man who changed from being pro-choice to pro-life was our 40th president, Ronald Reagan. When he was confronted as to why he wasn’t pro-choice, he gave a classic answer: “Well, first of all, I happen to notice that everyone who is pro-choice has already been born.”
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