Hillary Clinton’s Refusal to Fire Staffers for Catholic Bashing Puts It on Her: She Now Owns It

Opinion   |   Bill Donohue   |   Oct 13, 2016   |   2:05PM   |   Washington, DC

On October 11, following revelations that Hillary Clinton’s top aides were implicated in an anti-Catholic email exchange, I condemned the remarks. But I also said that she was “not responsible for this Catholic bashing.”

Given the latest revelations—her campaign chairman, John Podesta, admits to being actively engaged in sabotaging the Catholic Church—she cannot escape culpability any longer. She now owns this issue.

We know that left-wing activist Sandy Newman asked Podesta for advice on how to “plant the seeds of the revolution [within the Catholic Church].” Podesta replied that he is on it. To wit: He confessed to creating two phony Catholic entities, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United, both launched for the express purpose of upending the Catholic Church.

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What Podesta admits to doing is far more serious than any disparaging comments made by the Clinton team about Catholicism. Jennifer Palmieri, Hillary’s communications director, has been incredibly insulting, but Podesta’s role is downright pernicious: He is seeking to foment a “revolution” within the Catholic Church.

If conservative Christians were plotting to sow divisions within the ranks of Judaism or Islam—setting up faux Jewish and Muslim organizations—there would be holy hell to pay. But when left-wing secularists seek to crash the Catholic Church, the media yawn.

Hillary Clinton is now the story: She has done absolutely nothing about Podesta’s vile anti-Catholic campaign. She is an utter disgrace.

LifeNews Note: Bill Donohue is the president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.