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Catholic-Bashers in the White House

Obama Aides Welcome Anti-Catholic Coalition Members

Mark Alessio



Christopher Hitchens on Mother Teresa:

"Millions are much worse off because of her life.”

(Posted 03/25/10  A spokesman for the Secular Coalition for America, a group that includes atheists, said its representatives met for “close to an hour and a half Friday with Obama administration officials from the public engagement office of the White House and from the departments of Justice, Health and Human Services and Defense,” reports Margaret Talev of the McClatchy News Service (Feb. 26, 2010):

The meeting was notable because it was one of the rare times an administration has formally met with the coalition's members, which include the American Atheists and the Council for Secular Humanism. On Thursday, coalition leaders said they had three areas of interest on their agenda: child medical neglect in homes where parents believe in faith healing, proselytizing of religion in the military, and the Obama administration's advocacy of faith-based initiatives.

Paul Fidalgo, Communications Manager of the Secular Coalition for America (SCA), said that he “couldn't offer any details about what Obama aides said in the meeting because of an agreement that their discussion be kept private,” but he stated that the meeting went “very, very well” from the coalition’s perspective and that members were “encouraged by the reception we got today.” According to the SCA website:

The Secular Coalition for America has big goals for the coming months and years. We’re executing a strategy that will see us expanding our base of issues, increasing our lobbying efforts, and generating new and innovative ways for secular Americans to connect, network, and get active throughout America. As Sean Faircloth said in his closing remarks to the administration: “It is not our disbelief that brings us before you today. Rather it is our deep belief in the light of reason – and our confidence that the light of reason and justice will lead us all to a better and more compassionate world.”

Comment: The light of reason and justice will lead us all to a better and more compassionate world.” Kinda gets you right here, doesn’t it? That’s the same song that Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and other renowned atheists crooned as they went about their noble labors on behalf of mankind.

What is the Secular Coalition of America (SCA)? It claims that it is “committed to promoting reason and science as the most reliable methods for understanding the universe and improving the human condition,” and professes its belief that “freedom of conscience, including religious freedom, is a fundamental American value” and that “religious tolerance, a necessary product of this freedom, must be extended to people of all religions and to those without religious beliefs.”

However, a look at the names on the SCA’s Advisory Board reveals some folks who are – let’s say, not really that much into “religious tolerance,” among them:

·         Sam Harris (author)

In an article titled, “Pope ‘Rottweiler’ Barks” (Huffington Post – Sept. 17, 2006), Harris refers to the doctrine of the Real Presence as “cannibalism.” He also refers to the doctrines of the Virgin Birth, the Resurrection of the dead, the infusion of the soul at birth “and almost every other article of the Catholic faith” as unreasonable beliefs that “will land in the same, ill-dignified bin” as Transubstantiation because  “there is no broadening of the purview of 21st-century rationality that can, or should, embrace them.”

·         Christopher Hitchens (author)

In a talk at Great Valley State University, Hitchens accused priests of “making a living out of lying to children” by telling them that “if they don’t do the right thing, they’ll go to terrifying punishments or unbelievable rewards.” During an October 30, 2009 appearance on the Dennis Miller radio show, Hitchens stated that Mother Teresa “was a fanatic and a fundamentalist and a fraud, and millions of people are much worse off because of her life, and it’s a shame there is no hell for your bitch to go to.”

·         Richard Dawkins (evolutionary biologist, author)

In a Washington Post interview (Oct. 30, 2009), Dawkins called the Catholic Church “one of the greatest forces for evil in the world.” Of the declining number of applicants to the priesthood, he stated: “No wonder that disgusting institution, the Roman Catholic Church, is dragging its flowing skirts in the dirt and touting for business like a common pimp: ‘Give me your homophobes, misogynists and pederasts. Send me your bigots yearning to be free of the shackles of humanity’."

Other SCA Advisory Board members include Rob Boston (Assistant Director of Communications for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, author Susan Jacoby (who stated in a Newsweek interview that Catholic priests live “repressed, rigid, and lonely lives” and claimed to be “pleased” by the news of people leaving the Church) and Michael Newdow, a physician with a law degree, who had so much free time on his hands that he could waste it lobbying to get the words “under God” removed from the Pledge of Allegiance.

Would Obama aids have met with representatives from any group that referred derogatorily to Jewish or Muslim doctrines, claiming there was no room in the 21st century for such beliefs? Would they have met with representatives from a group that referred to a prominent Jewish or Muslim woman as a “bitch,” or expressed unbridled contempt for rabbis or imams? Surely not. Yet, they welcome representatives from the Secular Coalition of America, some of whom express such a rabid hatred for Catholicism as to make them seem like little more than well spoken, educated skinheads.

Of the Scribes and Pharisees, Jesus said, “All things therefore whatsoever they shall say to you, observe and do: but according to their works do ye not; for they say, and do not.” Politicians talk a good game when it comes to religion, and it is usually no more than hot air and platitudes. But it is true that actions DO speak louder and more eloquently than words.

President Obama has NO problem with anti-Catholics. He appointed homosexual activist Harry Knox to his Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and did not blink an eye when Knox referred to the Pope and bishops as “discredited leaders,” claimed that Benedict XVI was “hurting people in the name of Jesus,” or referred to the Knights of Columbus as the “foot soldiers of an army of oppression.”

Obama also had no problem re-nominating Dawn Johnsen as head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. A rabid pro-abort, Johnsen had once participated in a failed lawsuit to remove the Catholic Church’s tax-exempt status because the Church held a pro-life stance.

Obama’s choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services was “Catholic” Kathleen Sebelius, a rabid pro-abort and good friend of notorious abortionist, Dr. George Tiller. Members of Obama’s Catholic National Advisory Committee (assembled by Senator Obama in 2008) included Senators Edward M. Kennedy and John Kerry of Massachusetts, Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Representatives Linda Sanchez and Anna Eshoo of California, Governor Jim Doyle of Wisconsin, Sebelius and a gaggle of other pro-abortion “Catholics” (which, yes, is a contradiction in terms). Only someone with an unbridled contempt for Catholics would even try to foist such a seedy bag of goods upon them, and expect them to fall for it.

After the “historic” meeting at the White House, the Secular Coalition of America’s Paul Fidalgo expressed his hope that his group would be invited back for further discussions. With the current administration in power, that seems like a given. In the meantime, it would be interesting to know just what transpired behind those closed doors.


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Hitchens uses his mundane intellect not in reasoning, but in slyly conning the gullible into joining him in his jealous rage that the logic of the Church overwhelms his feeble attempts to carve the belief of evolutionary atheism into the minds of men.


I am quite sure that the devil is in the details.
Mike P.
Canton, MI


Yes, not only religious intolerance, but very clear examples of the darkness hating the Light. 

PMB,  Florida


I defeated Christopher Hitchens in a debate on a conservative web site, where he did not understand the meaning of order and chaos.  He claimed that there was no God because a God would not create the chaotic Universe that he observes.  I countered that the Universe is not chaotic.  Proof that the Universe is not chaotic is the fact that Enrico Fermi was able to mathematically derive the equations describing the atomic fission process and become the first scientist to split the atom. Hitchens then tried to redefine what he meant by, “chaos”, in three “final responses” to my original rebuttal of his claim that the Universe is chaotic and therefore could not have been created by an intelligent God.

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