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Douglas Kmiec: Barack Obama More Catholic Than Previous Pro-Life Presidents
Life News ^ | 11/21/08 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 11/21/2008 5:31:08 PM PST by wagglebee

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The Pepperdine law professor who calls himself a pro-life Catholic but was one of the leading apologists for perhaps the most pro-abortion presidential candidate in history is at it again. Douglas Kmiec is now saying Barack Obama is more Catholic than previous presidents who were pro-life.

Kmiec's comments come in response to some from Cardinal J. Francis Stafford, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary of the Holy See, who called Obama on the carpet on abortion in a speech at the Catholic University of America last Thursday.

In an address sponsored by the John Paul II Institute, Stafford called Obama's pro-abortion policies “aggressive, disruptive and apocalyptic" and that the senator campaigned on an “extremist anti-life platform.”

CNN conducted a follow-up interview with Cardinal Stafford, who stood by his remarks.

Stafford told the cable news network that he couldn't understand how any Catholic could support Obama because of his radical views in favor of taxpayer-funded abortions, unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy and overturning all of the hundreds of abortion reduction laws in all 50 states.

As a result, Stafford says Obama "is hostile to the life of an unborn child.“

That's where Kmiec come in to play.

The CUA Tower student newspaper interviewed him in response to Stafford's comments.

Kmiec told the paper that Stafford was giving a false portrayal of Obama and accused him of talking about Obama's abortion views not as they are but as they are made out to be by opponents.

“Sometimes all of us — even the wisest among us – are given to speak not from personal knowledge, but from that which has been portrayed as true, but is really a caricature,” said Kmiec in an interview with The Tower.

“When Stafford gets to know Obama better, said Kmiec, he will readily see that Obama “has far more in common with our great faith tradition than any political administration in recent memory.”

With pro-life champions in office like President Ronald Reagan and President Bush, who signed numerous pro-life laws, even a pro-life Obama would be hard-pressed to match the accomplishments of their administration -- yet alone a president who could become the most pro-abortion in history.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; bho2008; catholic; catholicvote; kmiec; moralabsolutes; prolife; religiousleft
“When Stafford gets to know Obama better, said Kmiec, he will readily see that Obama “has far more in common with our great faith tradition than any political administration in recent memory.”

Kmiec is clearly unhinged!

1 posted on 11/21/2008 5:31:10 PM PST by wagglebee
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2 posted on 11/21/2008 5:32:09 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 11/21/2008 5:32:41 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
Douglas Kmiec is now saying Barack Obama is more Catholic than previous presidents who were pro-life.

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4 posted on 11/21/2008 5:32:44 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: wagglebee

Does Kmiec have a brain tumor or WHAT?????


5 posted on 11/21/2008 5:33:00 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: wagglebee
Kmiec is clearly unhinged!

That pretty much goes without saying!

6 posted on 11/21/2008 5:34:32 PM PST by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: SumProVita
Does Kmiec have a brain tumor or WHAT?????

Ha. I logged-in to suggest full-blown syphilis.

7 posted on 11/21/2008 5:35:33 PM PST by rvoitier
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To: wagglebee

huh? It had become obvious that people can now say anything they want the way they want it.


8 posted on 11/21/2008 5:36:12 PM PST by lnzog (A people free to choose will always choose peace.-Reagan)
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To: wagglebee
Kmiec knows he's full of crap. Unfortunately, a lot of Catholics only accept so much of the faith as can be squared with liberal / socialist policies. The rest of the bible is used as a door stop on Bingo night.

And don't get me started on Jews that voted for a man who attended an antisemitic church for twenty years and had a campaign staff in the Gaza strip.

9 posted on 11/21/2008 5:38:38 PM PST by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: wagglebee

My dog is more Catholic than Doug Kmiec.


10 posted on 11/21/2008 5:39:24 PM PST by Enchante (Thanks, Mediascum, you "elected" your candidate and now the country will pay....)
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To: wagglebee

owwwww - its going to be hot where this guy is headed...


11 posted on 11/21/2008 5:40:00 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: wagglebee

Next they’ll say Obama is the first black President Bush.


12 posted on 11/21/2008 5:40:08 PM PST by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: wagglebee

Oh my God, what a liar!


13 posted on 11/21/2008 5:40:24 PM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: wagglebee
You can fool all of the spople some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but St. Peter ain't having none of it!
14 posted on 11/21/2008 5:41:28 PM PST by Natural Law
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15 posted on 11/21/2008 5:43:08 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee; Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; ...
Kmiec is clearly unhinged!

That; and he must have sold his soul and sanity for what he thought was of greater value. FOOL.

what Was the name of the little traitor who advised the King in Lord of the Rings?

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16 posted on 11/21/2008 5:45:30 PM PST by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: wagglebee
This man featherbrained imbecile should be first in line when the excommunications begin.
17 posted on 11/21/2008 5:45:46 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine ("I love democracy. I love Free Republic")
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To: rvoitier

Tertiary stage.


18 posted on 11/21/2008 5:46:31 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine ("I love democracy. I love Free Republic")
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To: Enchante

My dog is a Frisbeeterian. He believes that when you die, your soul gets stuck on a roof and can’t be gotten back.


19 posted on 11/21/2008 5:46:57 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: wagglebee; Petronski

Another round of those protesting and then leaving the Church is occurring. They too will reject Christ and His Church just as those who wished to create God in their own image have before.


20 posted on 11/21/2008 5:47:46 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (Gen. George S. Patton to Michael Moore... American Carol: "I really like slapping you.")
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To: wagglebee

It is eery how some otherwise “sensible” people become dithering idiots in the presence of “The One”


21 posted on 11/21/2008 5:49:41 PM PST by mo
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To: cpforlife.org

Dear Cardinal Stafford,

Please bring back the Inquisition.

Love,

C_of_D


22 posted on 11/21/2008 5:52:04 PM PST by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: cpforlife.org
Heard this before.

Seems that many have chosen the wrong path, and they let bad shepards lead them down it.

23 posted on 11/21/2008 5:52:55 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: cpforlife.org
...what Was the name of the little traitor who advised the King in Lord of the Rings?

Grima Wormtongue.

24 posted on 11/21/2008 5:54:16 PM PST by ishmac ("There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories." Lady Thatcher)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

No need for the Inquisition, the Vatican simply needs to start excommunicating pro-death Catholic politicians who are unwilling to repent AND the Vatican needs to threaten excommunication to ANY priest or bishop who give the Eucharist to the non-penitent politicians.


25 posted on 11/21/2008 5:55:24 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

LOL?


26 posted on 11/21/2008 5:57:52 PM PST by wastedyears (Every FReeper is on Obama's Black List. He will try to have us all "taken care of." Mark my words)
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To: wagglebee
Kmiec is clearly unhinged!

No. I suspect he has been presented by Obama operatives with pictures of himself with an eleven year old boy in a somewhat compromising situation.

27 posted on 11/21/2008 5:59:59 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: wagglebee

I saw Kmiec on TV several months ago, at that time I thought he needs to stop being a professional
school person and get out in the real world.
No sense of reality


28 posted on 11/21/2008 6:02:42 PM PST by SoCalPol (In Defeat: Defiance - Churchill)
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To: wagglebee

The problem is Kmiec is not a politician. Mahony won’t do anything because I suspect he agrees with Kmiec. Somebody needs to reign this guy in because he has led many Catholics astray with his book and Obama evangelization. He needs consequences.


29 posted on 11/21/2008 6:04:25 PM PST by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: wagglebee

Kmiec can explain his position to the helpless innocents that were aborted


30 posted on 11/21/2008 6:14:04 PM PST by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: wagglebee

Kmiec is the classic judas goat. If I was as good a Catholic as Obama I’d pray for him.


31 posted on 11/21/2008 6:16:41 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: wagglebee

What delusional idiot. Obviously this fool hasn’t clue what a Catholic or Christian of any type is.


32 posted on 11/21/2008 6:22:45 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

The King of Spain was who started the inquestions, not the church.


33 posted on 11/21/2008 6:27:43 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: wagglebee

Prety hard for the Vatican to excommunicate Obama or his church considering they aren’t Catholic. (or even Christian for that matter)


34 posted on 11/21/2008 6:30:28 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: Nathan Zachary

The present day Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is the previously named Holy Office of the Inquisition. It’s a broad term not limited to the Spanish Inquisition.


35 posted on 11/21/2008 6:36:03 PM PST by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: ishmac
Ah yes, the wretched Grima Wormtongue.

Now I'm thinking "Douglas Kmiec Wormwood"
as in C.S. Lewis' "The Screwtape Letters"

36 posted on 11/21/2008 6:36:37 PM PST by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: wagglebee
Barack Obama More Catholic Than Previous Pro-Life Presidents

That won't be true unless they make lying a sacrament.

37 posted on 11/21/2008 7:14:09 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: cpforlife.org
Love the following pic:
Wormtongue Theoden
The conservative movement will look like the King if continues to listen to Wormtongues such as Frum, Brooks, Parker, et al.
38 posted on 11/21/2008 7:43:04 PM PST by ishmac ("There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories." Lady Thatcher)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
Please bring back the Inquisition.

I'll bring the wood and the matches!
39 posted on 11/21/2008 8:06:09 PM PST by Deo volente (On January 20, 2009 America moves to DEFCON 2.)
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To: wagglebee
What can a person say other than Kmiec has lost it!

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40 posted on 11/21/2008 8:08:16 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: wagglebee

What brand of crack is Kmiec smoking this time?


41 posted on 11/21/2008 8:49:12 PM PST by pray4liberty (Always vote for life!)
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To: wagglebee
"Sometimes all of us — even the wisest among us – are given to speak not from personal knowledge, but from that which has been portrayed as true, but is really a caricature,”

Total bull!

42 posted on 11/21/2008 10:12:50 PM PST by TAdams8591 (He's not MY President!)
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To: wagglebee

More than that, he’s evil.


43 posted on 11/22/2008 6:45:09 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SumProVita
Does Kmiec have a brain tumor or WHAT?????

Fixed.

44 posted on 11/22/2008 8:29:42 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20
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To: Nathan Zachary
The King of Spain was who started the inquestions, not the church.

Which Spanish ing was tht. When?

45 posted on 11/22/2008 8:50:43 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20
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To: wagglebee

I am speechless (an usual event).


46 posted on 11/22/2008 8:53:00 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
ing
tht

New government school spelling, anyone???? ****maybe I shud uz the spel chek more offen****

47 posted on 11/22/2008 8:57:35 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20
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