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Obama Picks "Pro-Life" Catholic Sellout Douglas Kmiec for Malta Ambassador
LifeNews.com ^ | July 2, 2009 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 07/02/2009 1:43:05 PM PDT by SErtelt

Washington, DC -- President Barack Obama has named Douglas Kmiec, the Pepperdine University law professor who has become a key impediment to pro-life Catholics as the ambassador to Malta. The move is sure to spark opposition in Catholic circles given Malta's strongly pro-life stance.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; catholic; insult; kmiec; malta; moralabsolutes; obama; prolife
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1 posted on 07/02/2009 1:43:06 PM PDT by SErtelt
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To: SErtelt

Kmiec’s 30 pieces of silver ...


2 posted on 07/02/2009 1:48:56 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross
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To: SErtelt; Saint Athanasius
President Barack Obama has named Douglas Kmiec....as the ambassador to Malta.

Looks like Kmiec is finally getting his thirty pieces of silver.

3 posted on 07/02/2009 1:49:13 PM PDT by rhinohunter (Want to REALLY see the left TOTALLY meltdown??? (Cheney - Palin '12))
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To: SErtelt; SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; ...

The list, ping


4 posted on 07/02/2009 1:54:19 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: SErtelt

The Maltese Judas.


5 posted on 07/02/2009 1:55:22 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: SErtelt

Heavy sigh . . .


6 posted on 07/02/2009 1:56:53 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; NYer; Salvation; american colleen; Desdemona; StAthanasiustheGreat; ..

Catholic ping!


7 posted on 07/02/2009 2:01:57 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: SErtelt
Gee whiz. He sold his soul to Satan to be ambassador to Malta??

Talk about selling out cheap.

8 posted on 07/02/2009 2:02:58 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: SErtelt; 185JHP; 230FMJ; 50mm; 69ConvertibleFirebird; Aleighanne; Alexander Rubin; ...
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9 posted on 07/02/2009 2:04:13 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: SErtelt

To paraphrase (Robert Bolt’s) “Man for all Seasons,”

Why Douglas. It profits a man nothing to sell his soul for the whole world,

But for Malta?


10 posted on 07/02/2009 2:04:16 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: SErtelt

Imagine My Surprise.


11 posted on 07/02/2009 2:07:27 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("It is our choices, far more than our abilities, that show us what we truly are. " -- J.K.Rowling)
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To: SErtelt

Kmiec has been a shill for Obama for some time. I know Chris Wallace had him on during Obama’s speech at Notre Dame. Kmiec is of the school that if you just have more wealth redistribution there would be fewer abortions.


12 posted on 07/02/2009 2:09:23 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: SErtelt
But for Malta, Doug?

["What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul, . . . But for Wales, Richard?" (Thomas More in Robert Bolt's A Man for All Season when he realized that Richard Rich's perjury was going to cost him [More] his life.)]

13 posted on 07/02/2009 2:10:06 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: SErtelt

Given the significance of Malta and the Knights of Malta in the Catholic Church, this is nothing short of a slap in the face. When is O going to the Vatican? I think in the coming weeks?


14 posted on 07/02/2009 2:12:37 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: SErtelt
Did we call it on this forum, or what?

Filthy, rotten, stinking, low-down ....

15 posted on 07/02/2009 2:14:30 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SErtelt
"It profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world ... but for" Wales, Richard? Malta, Dougy?
16 posted on 07/02/2009 2:14:34 PM PDT by stop_fascism (Georgism is Capitalism's best, last hope)
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To: SErtelt

I think this was Plan B or even Plan C when Kmiec sold out. I think he wanted to be Ambassador to the Vatican and that got shot down.


17 posted on 07/02/2009 2:21:58 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (We do what we have to do.)
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To: SErtelt

Malta — less significant than Wales.


18 posted on 07/02/2009 2:29:01 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: pogo101

GMTA.


19 posted on 07/02/2009 2:29:17 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Houghton M.; EDINVA; stop_fascism
Clearly everyone here is well-read!

(I would write 50 times, 'I will read the entire thread before posting', but apparently nobody else did either!)

20 posted on 07/02/2009 2:31:02 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: sitetest; rrrod

Malta is a very scenic, historic place with excellent seafood. They threw rrrod out of the country with Extreme Prejudice!


21 posted on 07/02/2009 2:45:54 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge."~Pr. 14:7)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Got me! But in fairness, I’ve been waiting months to use that quote.


22 posted on 07/02/2009 2:49:27 PM PDT by stop_fascism (Georgism is Capitalism's best, last hope)
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To: SErtelt
I could care less about what happens to Kmiec.

What I AM concerned about is Obama's attempts to split the Catholic Church along conservative versus liberal lines and present the liberal lines to the rest of the world as the face of the Catholic Church in America.

This is a very cynical and overt attempt to justify and draw liberal Catholics to his causes and to try to marginalize conservative Catholics.

23 posted on 07/02/2009 2:54:05 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: SErtelt
He was denied communion last year during a meeting of Catholic business leaders because of his endorsement and repeated campaigning for Obama.

If true, perhaps the archbishop of Malta could be made aware of this.

24 posted on 07/02/2009 2:54:24 PM PDT by m4629 (politically incorrect, and proud of it)
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To: Tax-chick

I don’t guess I know who rrrod is but have always been intrigued by Malta. After all it got some good press from none other than St. Paul.


25 posted on 07/02/2009 2:56:26 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: SErtelt
Malta used to be an intensely Catholic country. Canon law was essentially the law of the land.

I'm sure it has suffered at the hands of liberalism and relativism like everywhere else but there's a chance Doug may receive some religious and cultural schooling in this country, which could, if taken the right way, point him on the road to salvation.

26 posted on 07/02/2009 2:58:26 PM PDT by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: SErtelt

The Pope should allow NO photographs with Obama.


27 posted on 07/02/2009 3:00:03 PM PDT by ardara
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To: stop_fascism

Oh, it bears repeating!


28 posted on 07/02/2009 3:00:18 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: ardara
The Pope should allow NO photographs with Obama.

Alternatively, the Pope holds the crozier; whereas Obama holds the pitchfork.

29 posted on 07/02/2009 3:02:28 PM PDT by m4629 (politically incorrect, and proud of it)
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To: marshmallow

It’s suffered a lot less than most European countries, and is probably the most resolutely anti-abortion of all of them.

This was done as a slap in the face to Malta and to the Catholic Church in general. Bambi never misses a chance to take his revenge, and of course, he has many an eager Judas willing to help him.


30 posted on 07/02/2009 3:20:20 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

Well, Kmiec will be on THEIR home ground. It may be very uncomfortable for him.


31 posted on 07/02/2009 3:24:42 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: yarddog

Rrrod is a FReeper with a very colorful past, which includes being invited to leave Malta and never come back.

Malta is featured regularly in “Archaeology” magazine and travel publications: lots of cool stuff there! I’d love to see it.


32 posted on 07/02/2009 3:27:20 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge."~Pr. 14:7)
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To: SErtelt

This sounds better than it is.

Malta is anti abortion and piously Catholic. Kmeic might now have to put up with living with Catholics who are actually Christian Catholics.

And living on a tropical island has a lot of bad points: You are isolated from the smart set, for example, and your choice of who to visit is limited unless of course he can afford to fly over to the Rivera for lunch.


33 posted on 07/02/2009 3:28:37 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: AnAmericanMother

How’s your Marine recruit doing? Any word? We’ve had a postcard and a note from Anoreth; I guess she gets a few minutes to write on Sunday. She didn’t mention going to church, but I assume she did!


34 posted on 07/02/2009 3:28:58 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge."~Pr. 14:7)
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To: SErtelt

I believe that Malta is still a strongly Christian (Catholic to be precise) nation.I guess the UK isn’t the *only* European nation for which Hussein has utter contempt.


35 posted on 07/02/2009 3:45:10 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Tax-chick
We've had a postcard, but he is never much of a correspondent even at the best of times.

We sent him to sleepaway camp with pre-addressed, stamped envelopes with a sheet of paper inside -- and got ONE letter the entire summer! (and doubtless that was the evening when a letter home was your meal ticket for supper!)

And he's much busier and more tired than he ever was at summer camp.

36 posted on 07/02/2009 3:45:45 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Houghton M.
Imho, A Man for All Seasons is one of the very best movies ever made, and your comparison is most apt.
37 posted on 07/02/2009 3:51:34 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SErtelt; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...
The Maltese are devout Catholics. No pulling the wool over their eyes.

Catholic Ping
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38 posted on 07/02/2009 3:52:35 PM PDT by NYer ("One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone"- Benedict XVI)
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To: rhinohunter

They could always refuse him.


39 posted on 07/02/2009 3:57:33 PM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: NYer

Anybody know the bishop there so he can be tipped off? Maybe Fr. Z?


40 posted on 07/02/2009 3:59:17 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: NYer

That’s a very strange career advancement. What, do they need to promote more liberal abortion policies in Malta???
This is an insult to Catholics.


41 posted on 07/02/2009 4:03:28 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: SErtelt

I knew the POS wanted something I thought it would be a court appointment.


42 posted on 07/02/2009 4:04:40 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: AnAmericanMother

I hope he’s miserable.


43 posted on 07/02/2009 4:48:34 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

I gotta agree. Since he’s unlikely to find very many liberal Catholics there, he’ll probably be drinking with the flies, as the Aussies say. Serve him right.


44 posted on 07/02/2009 4:49:40 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: SErtelt
Payday for the traitor.

One day, he will face his Creator. May God have mercy on his soul.
45 posted on 07/02/2009 6:03:17 PM PDT by Antoninus (Queer is boring.)
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To: SErtelt
Payday for the traitor.

One day, he will face his Creator. May God have mercy on his soul.
46 posted on 07/02/2009 6:03:18 PM PDT by Antoninus (Queer is boring.)
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To: SErtelt

Why [Doug], it profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world... but for [Malta]?

HT: from the original words attributed to Saint Thomas More by Robert Bolt in the award winning play and movie “A Man for All Seasons”


47 posted on 07/02/2009 6:05:50 PM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: ArrogantBustard

“Did we call it on this forum, or what?”

Yes, indeed. Kmiec gets what he wanted, over the bodies of 50 million babies.


48 posted on 07/02/2009 7:16:46 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama to Iranian despots: "No hot dogs for you!")
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To: johniegrad

The CINOs have already split in their own minds. What we can do for them is pray and pray and pray.

The REAL Catholics will not be split.


49 posted on 07/02/2009 8:31:39 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: ardara

I’ve been saying that a couple of weeks — my prediction —

No Obama photo with the Pope.


50 posted on 07/02/2009 8:32:46 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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