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Democrats Push Phony Catholic Group – OpEd

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, the senior Democrat on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, expressed dissatisfaction today with the composition of the panel which was selected to testify on the religious liberty issues involved in the Obama healthcare mandate. He complained that Catholic groups like Catholics United were not asked to speak.

Similarly, the White House Blog lists Catholics United as a Catholic group that supports the mandate.

But Catholics United is nothing but a George Soros-funded anti-Catholic front group. As we have previously reported, Soros’ Open Society Institute has poured a ton of money into Catholics United.

In 2008, Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke for many bishops when he said that Catholics United was doing a “disservice to the Church.” In 2010 and 2011, it worked against the bishops by supporting abortion coverage in the Obama healthcare bill. It also supported efforts to censor the free speech rights of the Susan B. Anthony List in 2010 which had posted a pro-life billboard in Ohio. That same year it sided with anti-Catholics who applauded a vile video depicting large ants crawling all over Jesus on the Cross that was shown at the Smithsonian, a publicly funded museum.

Rep. Cummings and the Obama administration, along with many in the elite media (the New York Times being the worst offender), are intentionally deceiving the American people by casting Catholics United as a legitimate Catholic organization. It is neither Catholic nor an organization. Rather it is nothing more than an anti-Catholic letterhead funded by George Soros, a left-wing billionaire atheist who has long worked to subvert the Catholic Church.

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William Donohue

William Donohue is the current president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the United States, and has held that position since 1993.

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