Bill Donohue comments on the latest Wikileaks email exchanges between John Podesta and one of his “Catholic” groups:
Previous Wikileaks emails show that John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good as a Catholic front group to push for a “revolution” within the Catholic Church.
The latest batch of Wikileaks emails show how Podesta colluded with Catholics in Alliance in August 2015 to reach out to Catholics working for the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington in an attempt to persuade them to support the Iran Treaty.
What was in it for Catholics in Alliance is unclear. Was it done at the request of its donor, George Soros, who hates Israel? Perhaps Soros was calling in his chips. Surely the White House needed all the help it could get, so it made sense to get the Clinton team on board.
No matter, the email by Christopher Hale, executive director of Catholics in Alliance, shows how little respect he has for separation of church and state. “I have phone calls early next week with senior advocacy staffers for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Archdiocese of Washington (which includes territory in Maryland), and the Maryland Catholic Conference,” Hale wrote.
Hale was working with the Obama administration to do its bidding. “I spoke to the White House yesterday and they assure us the media’s moniker calling us ‘God Squad’ isn’t just sweet nothings, but actually a fair assessment of the substantial difference we’re making in this conversation.”
In 2013, the IRS revoked the tax exempt status of Catholics in Alliance for failing to file a 990 form for three consecutive years. This is hardly surprising: Catholics in Alliance is a dummy Catholic letterhead established to do the work of left-wing operatives in the Democratic Party. In short, it was founded in deceit and operates in deceit.
Hillary Clinton refuses to apologize for, or distance herself from, Podesta’s manipulation of public opinion and his anti-Catholic tactics. She is the problem, not these “sweet nothings” lackeys.