Skip to comments.Obama Names Pope-Basher to Faith-Based Initiative Board
Posted on 04/07/2009 4:37:05 AM PDT by kellynla
President Barack Obama has named to the federal governments faith-based initiative a gay-rights activist who, last month, described Pope Benedict XVI and certain Catholic bishops as discredited leaders because of their opposition to same-sex marriage.
Harry Knox, who is a newly appointed member of Obamas Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, is the director of the religion and faith program at the Human Rights Campaign, a homosexual activist group.
In addition to his remarks about the Pope, Knox also criticized the Catholic Knights of Columbus as being foot soldiers of a discredited army of oppression because of the Knights support of Proposition 8. The latter was a ballot initiative that amended Californias state constitution to define marriage as being between a man and a woman, and passed in November 2008.
Knox told CNSNews.com that he absolutely stands by his criticism of the pope.
"The Pope needs to start telling the truth about condom use," Knox said on Monday, Apr. 6. "We are eager to help him do that. Until he is willing to do that and able, he's doing a great deal more harm than good -- not just in Africa but around the world. It is endangering people's lives.
On Mar. 19, Knox told the San Francisco-based gay newspaper The Bay Area Reporter, The Knights of Columbus do a great deal of good in the name of Jesus Christ, but in this particular case [Proposition 8], they were foot soldiers of a discredited army of oppression.
The newspaper further reported: Knox noted that the Knights of Columbus followed discredited leaders, including bishops and Pope Benedict XVI. A pope who literally today said condoms don't help in control of AIDS.
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I hope you all are happy that this guy is making a mockery of the Church once again. I don't expect anyone to do a thing about it either because ND is not a Christian school.
Would Harry Knox call a mosque a foot soldiers of a discredited army of oppression because of Islams brutal treatment of women???
And the muslim in chief rejected Tony Dungy......and shame on Dungy for speaking so publicly about his faith and then supporting the likes of Obamber.
Obama “The Uniter” just doing what he does best.
What a crock!
A lot of non-political figures were hoodwinked by Obama. It is becoming really clear that Obama is by far the most Anit-Christian/Anti-American president ever.
a rather succinct description of the Obama administration
another day...another disgrace.
The only reason they don't is because they are in the business of kissing Islams arse so they can infiltrate them just like they have our Christian and Jewish elite schools.
Commies go for the children...just like they said they would.
If it wasn't for the fact that they want to take all religion down the tubes, I would say it was brilliant. The problem is, man is not made of flesh and blood alone.
Trying to totally crush the spirit of humans will not work.
I don't think he is too far off the mark.
So now it’s becoming clear that he hates America?
Discouraging that the gimme gimme gimme something taken from the rich crowd didn’t care.
The “change” keeps coming back to haunt us.
I am a fourth Degree Knight and The Homosexuals want to destroy the family! Marriage is a smoke screen...
Monogamy defined in the GLADD Database is 3 or fewer Partners!
the Average Homosexual Male has a 50% chance to make it to age 65! It is the Living standard and life expectancy of a US Male in 1860’s..
So the POTUS sticks it to the 60% of Catholics who voted for him. He knows that they keep voting for Democrat liberals such as Pelosi and Kennedy, so apparently the teachings of their church don’t apply to the voting booth, and they’ll vote for him again in ‘12. Obviously, hand-outs trump faith.
Has EWTN been covering this much? I haven’t watched lately except for a couple of Fr. Corapi episodes.
They fully deserve to have it stuck to them. They were utter fools. The sad thing is that they, who deserve it, have brought persecution to all of the faithful Catholics, whereas these CINOs who voted for him will jettison their faith rather than suffer for it.
And Zero knows it. He knows he can enlist them to give him cover for really sticking it to those who remain loyal to the Faith.
But it has always been like that in times of persecution. The worst oppression comes from one’s own turncoat “brethren,” manipulated by total outsiders who hate the Christian faith.
Looks like it's working pretty good so far...
How do you like your buddy Obama now Notre Dame??
Be glad in your sheltered life. Because the spirit can be crushed. Soviet Russia proved it.
And Soviet Russia now warns us to not go down the socialist path. The people and the human spirit will rise up...as it always does. Humans were never meant to be slaves.
The destruction of America and her Constitution is going according to plan.
This whole attitude is, of course, totally corrosive of the idea of family. How can one have or maintain a family when the only think holding it together as
the thought of pleasure. If that is the thought in your head, then even if you do marry, you are going to cheat, because nothing is ever enough. Family is a matter of loyalty, and to narcissists, loyalty is simply a word.
There Fixed it
Knox He may have faith in something (Obama?), but the man is biblically illiterate.
From the AP:
Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy declined an invitation, citing scheduling conflicts, a White House spokesman said. Dungy will still advise Obama on fatherhood issues and help lead that effort, the spokesman said.
Dungy, an evangelical Christian, supported efforts in Indiana to ban same-sex marriage in 2007, prompting some criticism from liberal groups last week when the invitation was made public.
Dungy had previously stated he would serve onthe board, but has now begged off. Note that it is the WH and their Poodle Pressthat is saying it was "schedule conflicts."
Well, that’s it. In your face stuff heading into the ND commencement speech. He has to be asked not to come now.
I had Catholic radio on today and the callers were absolutely beside themselves at all that's going on. I expect that there is going to be a lot of division in the Church over this.
Yep, that's the plan. At least the Catholics will be more aware of this takeover because of the Internet, the Protestant "Ivy League" schools have been long gone for years.
This is the ultimate political correctness statement for liberals and progressive modernists infatuated with Obama. They thumb their noses at the Church. This is part of viewing Catholic colleges and their campuses as platforms for liberalism, to advance political causes. This is Liberation theology. As their propaganda lines go, the student "need to hear him speak" because of social justice issues X, Y, and Z. But the unborn are not just forced to the back of the bus, they are thrown under it.
Protestants, even some here on FR, still think Harvard and some of the other founding Colleges are conservative based schools. It's an extremely crucial illusion for the secular/commie "ruling class" to have a degree from one of these institutions.
If this cannot be stopped, the best thing to do would be to very publicly wash your hands of this institution. Of course, then the church will receive false accusations of being racist...but that is already the case anyway.
Most of the universities are terrible. They pretty much ALL have Cultural Marxists and obnoxious secular liberals running the show except for a few small liberal arts colleges with Great Books type programs focused on the Western tradition. There are a few exceptions and the severity varies from program to program or which department. Of the Catholic colleges quite a few essentially have been infiltrated and taken over by anti-Catholics.
But to get into a leadership position in many universities you have to go along with the Frankfurt School agenda, multiculturalism, and anti-Christian liberalism. It is to the point where many do not even know that they do not understand Western civilization. They think that the multiculturalist and Cultural Marxist point of view is normal. You see that in the way Obama is treated with adulation in the media. They are trying to make the Gramsciam, Fabian Socialist, and Cultural Marxist point of view the normal way of looking at things.
When the Obama administration responded to the scandal at Notre Dame, they posed the issue of Notre Dame's Catholic identity in the language of moral relativism and multiculturalism - just one point of view among many, none having any claim to truth except the liberal left-wing one. Well, the idea that a baby being a human being ( a person) is just one point of view of some quaint cultural tradition is their agenda. This is an in-your-face assault on Western Christian civilization. And Notre Dame (nor any other place claiming to be an institution of learning) should not be pandering to this. This is an Abu Ghraib for Catholics (and for all Christians). Obama is going to put on the dog collars and leashes. Right in front of the statue of Our Lady and Jesus. Does evil get any more banal?
He just said that he has great respect for Islam and Muslims. It seems to be just Christians and Catholics in particular that he has no respect for.
I’m sure the anti-Catholic element here on FR is in lock step with Obama on this one.
sad...and we've still got 45 more months of this clown!
His show is live on Friday nights at 8PM
If he has one grain of decency he will not show up.
Even if he does his usual fibbing for an excuse, he should not show up.
The WH Dog got very ill and he felt the Girls needed him to be with them at the Vets.
(if a dog exists by then)
I would like to see him bow in Reverance and Kiss the Ring of Pope Benedict like he did the Saudi King guy.
Not to be negative but I would bet he would opt not too.
I was doing chores while listening yesterday to a EWTN show and I thought I heard that those in power are going to fire the Pres. of ND after his term is up.
Can anyone clarify this?
I have heard the same rumors. Can not confirm.