Hillary’s inner circle creating fake Catholic groups to infiltrate Church leadership
Newly leaked emails from Wikileaks reveal a plot by top Hillary Clinton officials to undermine and “overthrow” the Catholic Church.
The plan, discussed by Clinton campaign manager John Podesta, involves a current and ongoing scheme to create fake Catholic groups to infiltrate the Church and exchange its officials for political activists who will replace Church teachings with support for gay priests and abortion.
“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,” reads a Feb. 11, 2012 email to Podesta from Sandy Newman of the radical leftist group, Voices for Progress.
“I have not thought at all about how one would ‘plant the seeds of the revolution,’ or who would plant them,” Newman concludes.
The email’s subject line is “opening for a Catholic Spring? just musing.”
The term “Spring” is a reference to the series of armed revolutions launched by the radical Islamist Muslim Brotherhood against moderate Muslim leaders.
Rather than take offense at Newman’s characterization of the Catholic Church as a “middle ages dictatorship” because they don’t support abortion, Podesta wholeheartedly agreed.
He then informed Newman he has already created fake grassroots groups that are infiltrating the Church “from the bottom up.”
“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,” writes Podesta.
“Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is the other person to consult,” Podesta adds.
Kennedy Townsend is a radical leftist and former Maryland Lieutenant Governor.
Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good is one of the most notorious of the leftist dissident Catholic groups. They routinely agitate for “climate change” schemes to redistribute income, attack efforts to protect the rights on conscience for Christians, and have compared opposition to higher minimum wages to murder.
The group also aggressively promotes the candidacy of Hillary Clinton, which may violate federal laws prohibiting coordination between political candidates and non-profit groups.
Catholics United was started by supporters of John Kerry’s 2004 Presidential campaign who sought to attack Catholics for preaching pro-life values.
The group spent thousands of dollars on TV ads promoting Obamacare, claiming Catholic teachings commanded its support.
But the group is most notorious for its strident attacks on the Catholic Church’s teachings on abortion.
Conservatives and Catholics have called upon Clinton to demand Podesta’s resignation.
“When the cameras are off and the doors are closed, to have senior Clinton campaign officials and advisers call practicing Catholics ‘backwards,’ to mock a Saint of the Church like St. Thomas Aquinas, or to make fun of the baptizing of one’s children, demonstrates to voters who the real bigots are in this race,” writes the American Conservative Union’s Matt Schlapp.
“The campaign has pushed a central theme to paint her opponent and his supporters as bigots. It is important for voters to understand that the Clinton campaign – when in private – expresses breathtaking anti-Catholic bigotry,” writes Schlapp. “Hillary Clinton tells us she likes to ‘go high,’ but she and her campaign are as low as a snake’s belly. If Mrs. Clinton does not fire these advisers immediately, she will have no moral authority on the issue of prejudice in our society.”