Obama Spent Last 8 Years Sticking It to Catholics and Catholic Church https://t.co/sGfbynu8hs— CNSNews.com (@cnsnews) December 17, 2016
This is crazy.
Any media outlet reporting that Obama is, in fact, the "most Catholic of presidents" is dealing in FAKE NEWS.
On the December 15 edition of the "Axe Files" podcast, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough told David Axelrod the following about President Barack Obama. "I think this is the—our most Catholic of presidents. And I mean that by capital C Catholic, in what I see and what he does every day. It's not to say that he's—does everything entirely consistent with Catholic teaching. That's not the idea."CNSNews provides a long list of items showing that Obama isn't remotely the "most Catholic of presidents," not even close.
We'll, yes that is the idea. When someone says that Obama is "our most Catholic of presidents," surely the record should speak for itself. Here are some of Obama's views and policies that McDonough needs to explain.
--Before he was elected in 2008, he said he would sign a bill, the Freedom of Choice Act, that would have forced Catholic hospitals to perform abortions.Bill Donohue asks: "If Obama is the 'most Catholic of presidents,' then why has he spent the last eight years sticking it to Catholics and the Catholic Church?"
--One of the first executive orders Obama signed after being sworn in on January 20, 2009 was to overturn the Mexico City Policy that denied federal funding of private organizations that perform and promote abortions abroad.
--On January 29, 2009, Obama said he looked forward to restoring U.S. aid to the U.N. Population Fund that pays for abortion.
--Obama supports partial-birth abortion, the procedure where a baby who is 80 percent born has his head pierced with a scissors.
--In 2008, Obama said the biggest mistake he ever made was to side with the parents of Terry Schiavo: they petitioned a federal court to allow their daughter food and medicine needed to live. Obama reversed himself, thus siding with those who said, just "let her die."
--When Obama spoke at Georgetown University in April 2009, his staff insisted that all religious symbols in the room where he was to speak had to be covered with a drape.
--Obama fought U.S. bishops for years—and is doing so now—trying to force Catholic non-profits to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization in their healthcare plans.
Obama is not the most Catholic of presidents.