Another release from WikiLeaks has shown Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her team in a still more unflattering light. This time the team was badmouthing Catholic conservatives.
Although Hillary Clinton did not write these emails herself, the 2011 conversation took place between ranking officers in the Democrat command structure, two of whom are on the Clinton campaign now.
There’s no excuse for what was written between John Halpin, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and Jennifer Palmieri, Hillary Clinton’s director of communications, with campaign chairman John Podesta, copied on the thread.
The leaked email chain began with a commentary about an article in The New Yorker that apparently discussed two prominent conservatives’ Catholic faith.
“Ken Auletta’s latest piece on (21st Century Fox CEO Rupert) 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,” wrote Haplin. “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,” he noted.
Well, yes, many conservatives are Catholic. Here’s where it gets worse:
“It’s an amazing bastardization of the faith,” wrote Haplin. “They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy.”
Systematic thought? It may not have been his intention, but that certainly comes off implying that conservatives are incapable of thinking independently.
Now, Palmieri agreed on at least one point: People can’t be converting to Catholicism for, say, a relationship with Jesus Christ.
It has to be politically expedient.
“I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion,” she wrote. “Their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they became evangelicals.”
Haplin closed with the thought that conservative Catholics might be attracted to the religion because they get to sound pompous and affected while doing so.
“Excellent point,” he commented on the previous email. “They can throw around ‘Thomistic’ thought and ‘subsidiarity’ and sound sophisticated because no one knows what the hell they’re talking about.”
Perhaps leave it to the Lord to judge.
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H/T Mad World News