On Tuesday 5/12/15, Obama spoke at a "Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit On Overcoming Poverty". This hot-air exchange occurred at Georgetown University. I'd opine that Georgetown is once again frittering away its credibility as a Catholic institution, but after years of such nonsense, Georgetown has no Catholic credibility left to squander - but I digress!
The Messiah Most Miserable took the opportunity to take swipes at Christianity. The main theme of his nonsense is that we Christians should care less about abortion and more about poverty. Well, I have to hand it to him - he's fulfilling the role as Planned Parenthood lapdog perfectly. He also took jibes at families who send their children to private schools (Note! We wait with bated breath for the announcement that he'll soon withdraw his children from Sidwell!) Why? Well as you see in the link and its embedded video, these children start to develop (gasp!) an "anti-government ideology"! The horror! He continues, "and that, in part, contributes to the fact that there's less opportunity for our kids.." Our poor Dear Leader! He can't seem to make up his little mind! In another excerpt from the same gathering, he blames Fox News for the failed "war on poverty".
Now listen closely to this clip. Notice how he says that regarding poverty, "we'll have to change how the media reports on this issue.." Beg pardon! Leaving aside for the moment that most of the mainstream media is firmly ensconced in the progressive camp, just who is going to do this changing? Since most of the mainstream crowd is the de facto press office for the Dems, who are the others who will be targeted for such "change"? Would those targets include bloggers such as Yours Truly? The First Amendment has become, in the eyes of the Messiah Most Miserable, an inconvenience to be trashed. Political correctness stifles free speech everywhere, small Christian businesses are being ruined for not licking the boots of gay-rights tyrants, so why shouldn't "freedom of the press" be the next facet of the First Amendment to be jettisoned by these thugs?
Now onto another seemingly unrelated matter. There's a reason I put "seemingly" in italics; we'll get to that later. The Daily Caller reports that yesterday some bishops met behind closed doors with some US Senators to discuss the anticipated roll-out of the pope's environmental encyclical. That's odd, don't you think? Why, oh why, would Catholic bishops find it necessary to meet with elected officials to discuss the roll-out of any papal encyclical? Will there be some attempt to utilize the encyclical for envirowhacko legislation? My goodness! The timing of this meeting and the Georgetown gab-fest is so coincidental, don't you think? It's almost as if the bishops scurried to show the Messiah Most Miserable that they are willing to forget baby-murder for a while to and to embrace pet causes of the progressives.
I've noted that in other incidents, it appears that progressives within the Church seem emboldened in their efforts to turn the Church into a religous front for socialism. As you read the report from the envirowhacko meeting two weeks ago, you cannot help but notice the open call for population control, i.e., abortion, contraception and sterilization. I am one of a number of pro-life activists who have been fighting for an end to those aforementioned evils. Many of us have been baffled by the weak and often non-existent support from our Catholic clergy. To be fair, many good priests and bishops have stood with us and led the way; sadly they are the exception and not the rule. Many of us thought these clergy were just timid; and yet we've seen these same clergy pounce on their traditional-minded comrades with all the viciousness and efficiency that would have been the envy of Hitler and Stalin. Therefore I pose this question: Might the lack of clerical assistance and support with which we met over the years have been deliberate attempts to stymie our pro-life efforts? That's a question deserving of an honest answer.