Team Clinton thinks you're 'backward' and 'deplorable' so WHY ARE YOU VOTING FOR HER?!
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Catholic thinker and writer John Zmirak broke down and dissected the now-infamous Podesta email where two Clinton staffers revealed the campaign's anti-Catholic bigotry. His commentary is worthy of quotation, and we recommend you read his article. More importantly, we recommend you act with an informed conscience and common sense. The Clinton campaign despises you and more than 24 hours after the revelation, they have still not apologized or even acknowledged the offense.
LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - First, some background. On Tuesday, WikiLeaks released another batch of emails hacked from John Podesta. At least one of the emails reveals anti-Catholic bigotry within her camp. The discussion is between two staffers and is shared with Podesta. The fact they felt comfortable saying what they did suggests their anti-Catholic attitude is shared in the Clinton campaign. No staffer was fired and no disciplinary action was taken to correct the bigotry. Catholics should be rightly offended by this fact.
Here is the full text of the hacked email.
Re: Conservative Catholicism
To: JPalmieri@americanprogress.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2011-04-11 21:10
Subject: Re: Conservative Catholicism
Excellent point. They can throw around "Thomistic" thought and "subsidiarity" and sound sophisticated because no one knows what the hell they're talking about. Jennifer Palmieri
wrote: I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn't understand if they became evangelicals.
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----- Original Message -----
From: John Halpin
To: John Podesta ; Jennifer Palmieri
Sent: Mon Apr 11 18:55:59 2011
Subject: Conservative Catholicism
Ken Auletta's latest piece on Murdoch in the New Yorker starts off with the aside that both Murdoch and Robert Thompson, managing editor of the WSJ, are raising their kids Catholic. Friggin' Murdoch baptized his kids in Jordan where John the Baptist baptized Jesus.
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.
These bigots use some mighty language to describe Catholics, talking down to them as "Thomistic," and "subsidiary." The emails drip with prejudice. Fortunately, John Zamirak helps us understand why their words are so insulting, and more importantly, why we should embrace these labels.
Zamirak explains: "'Thomistic thought' says that just cause man fell, he's not too dumb or bad to 'get' the world. His brain still works, just not as well. So when he reads the Good Book, he can use his brain to see how its truths and rules play out in day to day stuff. (Like don't kill kids that have not been born yet and sell their parts for cash. It's wrong.)
"'Subsidiarity' says that the U.N. should not run the high school down the street. The White House should not set your town's tax rates. The best way to run stuff is to let folks who are close to that stuff do it. They know more, and so they make better picks on what to do. Plus, they are the ones who have to live with it, so it's more fair that way."
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"And just for fun:
"'Severely backward gender relations' is how mean girls speak of the Church since it does things in old ways. Christ lived in the past, so He did things in old ways, but He would do them our new way if He were here now, since He does what we like and gives us what we want.
"Whew, that was hard to write. But the effort was instructive. Now I know how to speak, very slowly, to the graduates of Jesuit colleges like Tim Kaine, who have long ago decided that faithful Christians are always wrong, whatever we do: When we speak simply and to the heart, we are snake-handling bigots. When we use philosophical language, we are juggling sophistries to cover some sinister agenda. We are the enemy. We must be stopped. We are Deplorables."
My Catholic colleagues are reading this material and discussing it. At least one member of the staff became physically ill from reading it. This kind of talk is reminiscent of the 19th century when "No Catholics Need Apply" was a common prohibition.
We're sorry if Satan has convinced people that men and women are different. That we can treat children as less than human -as if the cells in their developing bodies are filled with DNA that is something other than human. We can't help that people, and not the federal government are best for deciding what is best for their children. We didn't make the rules. We didn't say marriage is just between one man and one woman, God did.
Should we be faulted for putting God ahead of Hillary Clinton in our lives? Are we really such villains to prefer a nationalist leader to a globalist? Are we wrong to support a person who has said absurd things over a person who has done absurd things? Are spoken profanities and insults as profane and insulting as deleting 33,000 emails which contain incontrovertible evidence of corruption to evade prosecution and secure the presidency?
Is using a tax writeoff worse than writing off the lives of American diplomats? Is "locker room talk" as bad as bringing a serial rapist into the White House to prey on the staff once again?
We're sorry we're Catholic. We're sorry we're Americans. We're sorry we vote. Hopefully you'll be sorry Hillary Clinton, for the same reasons too.
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