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Clinton Campaign Mocks Catholics and Their Faith

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Oct 13
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Leaked emails have revealed that members of Hillary Clinton’s campaign mocked Catholics and disparaged their faith.

LifeNews.com reports that Wikileaks released trancripts of an email exchange among Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta, her campaign spokeswoman Jennefer Palmieri, and staff member at the Clinton allied Center for American Progress John Halpin.

In the email, Halpin mocks News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and Managing Editor of the Wall Street Journal Robert Thompson for choosing to raise their children Catholic.

“They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy…” writes Halpin.

Palmieri wrote back: “I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they became evangelicals.”

“Excellent point. They can throw around ‘Thomistic’ thought and ‘subsidiarity’ and sound sophisticated because no one knows what the hell they’re talking about,” was Halpin’s reply.

Catholic leaders are angry and are calling for the resignation of the Clinton campaign staff members.

“Aside from their blatant bigotry and ignorance about the philosophy and social teachings of Catholicism, does anyone notice a pattern here?” questioned Brian Burch, head of the pro-life group CatholicVote. “Hillary has already called half of her opponents’ supporters ‘a basket of deplorables’ and ‘irredeemable.,'" he continued. "Now we get a glimpse of what her staff and friends think about Catholics in particular: They mock Catholic converts. They ridicule Catholics for raising their kids Catholic.  They call our faith ‘severely backwards.’”

“Make no mistake, had Clinton staff and allies spoken this way about other groups, they would be dismissed. Just imagine if Clinton’s spokesperson was caught calling prominent Muslims or Jewish converts frauds for embracing their faith and mocking them for doing so because it was socially acceptable,” Burch went on. “This morning we called on Jennifer Palmieri to resign immediately from the Clinton campaign.”


Publication date: October 13, 2016