[America’s] founding fathers understood that only a just and moral people were capable of the liberties that flow from limited government. In their view, our liberty would depend upon our faithfulness to and fear of God facilitated by the guarantee to freely exercise our religion.
Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton has a different world view. She states that “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.” This was not just idle talk.
Americans are being persecuted and threatened for various beliefs pertaining to their “biases.” People with traditional values are being required to abandon their faith, convictions and conscience because laws backed up with considerable resources and political will consider the faithful to be nothing less than bigots violating anti-discrimination laws.
We now know more about the specifics of Hillary’s war against religion, thanks to the disclosure of an email exchange between Mrs. Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta, and Sandy Newman, the president of an organization closely aligned with Mrs. Clinton, “Voices for Progress.” In the email, the two discuss the need for a “Catholic Spring,” a reference to the “Arab Spring.” In the minds of these two progressive stalwarts, just as the Arabs were revolting against dictators, so must Catholics “demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic Church.” The email goes on to query which organization could be called upon to “plant the seeds of a revolution.” The primary focus of the revolution are Catholic bishops enforcing the “dictatorship” of the pope and the catechism of the church.
Hillary Clinton has tried to divert public attention away from these revelations by blaming the Russians for the email leak. She wants to deflect the focus from the content of the emails, which reveal the disdain of progressives for the rights of the people to freely exercise their religion. Ironically, Hillary’s running mate, Tim Kaine, (like President Obama) is steeped in liberation theology, which was inspired in part by the Russian KGB in order to create a rebellion within the Catholic Church in Latin America by way of influencing church doctrine with Marxist (read that atheist) dogma. Relatedly, Mr. Kaine’s so-called transformative missionary experience included abetting communist revolutionaries in Nicaragua. In reality, therefore, Hillary and the Russians are not so much antagonists as they are co-conspirators against the church.
Mr. Podesta responded in the email to Ms. Newman by saying that “we” created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for just such a revolution. I wonder who the “we” is? Mr. Podesta then suggests that Ms. Newman consult with Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on this subject matter, as Ms. Townsend wrote a book detailing how the organized churches in America (both Catholic and Protestant) are failing the faithful. The book was reviewed and praised by none other than Bill Clinton. Do you see a pattern here?
Progressives believe that our Constitution and our religion should conform to changing cultural norms. Our founding fathers and church fathers believed the opposite. Namely, the Constitution was written to enable the church, God’s witness on earth, to keep the faith without interference from government. The church was to serve as salt and light to a society of men prone to moral rot and shifting shadows of darkness, if left to their own devices. Our founding fathers believed in a creator who has endowed men with self-evident, unalienable truths. The rights based on these truths don’t change because God doesn’t change and neither does his immutable endowment to mankind.
Gospelbbq adds this little tidbit to the above story. This regards an e-mail found in the Benghazi cover-up that reveals more of Hillary’s worldview and religious outlook. This is an email from former Ambassador Joe Wilson to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton concerning the Benghazi attack. Ambassador Wilson suggests the military is being compromised by so-called “Christian Dominionists” in the U.S. military:
From: Joe Wilson Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2012 10:27 AM To: H Subject: From Joe Wilson
Glen Doherty [CIA contractor killed in the Benghazi attack] was a fellow member of the Military Religious Freedom Advisory Board, which fights to ensure that our military is not further compromised by the Christian Dominionists who seek to turn it into an instrument of their religious zealotry, an army for Christ rather than for the defense of our nation. He was invaluable in helping us uncover several cases where religious indoctrination was taking place under the guise of military training…
Why would Ambassador Wilson send such a vicious attack on our military to Hillary Clinton unless he believed it would be welcomed by her? Does this not sound like Hillary Clinton may be harboring a delusional personal paranoia about supposed Christian religious zealotry in the military that is in her view, waiting in the wings to take over as a militant army for Christ! Really? Apparently, to Hillary, these so-called “Christian Dominionists” are a greater threat than our actual enemies in the world!
I don’t know what Hillary Clinton’s religious beliefs are, she claims to be a Christian. But she certainly seems to indicate in other comments that she believes in forcing others who do not believe as she does, to change their beliefs. If they don’t – her rhetoric indicates she will not hesitate to change laws, use the courts, and bureaucratic coercion to straighten-out your faith to agree with hers.
First published at The Santa Barbara News-Press
Article from Barbwire; http://barbwire.com/2016/10/25/hillarys-war-faith/