Skip to comments.Illinois bishop under fire for comparing Obama to Hitler, Stalin
Posted on 04/24/2012 9:22:22 AM PDT by Nachum
A number of Notre Dame University faculty members are calling on an Illinois bishop who compared President Obamas policies to those of Stalin and Hitler to renounce his comments or step down from the universitys Board of Fellows.
In a letter sent Friday to University President Rev. John I. Jenkins and Board of Trustees chairman Richard C. Notebaert and published in full at the Peoria Journal Star Sunday night, the faculty members argue that Bishop Daniel Jenky demonstrated an ignorance of history, insensitivity to victims of genocide, and absence of judgment with his comments during an April 14 homily.
We accept that Bishop Jenkys comments are protected by the First Amendment, but we find it profoundly offensive that a member of our beloved universitys highest authority, the Board of Fellows, should compare the Presidents actions with those whose genocidal policies murdered tens of millions of people, including the specific targeting of Catholics, Jews, and other minorities for their faith, they wrote.
The faculty members added that if Jenky does not renounce his comments he should resign from the 12-member Board of Fellows, which Notre Dame describes as successors and associates in office of the original founders of the University. Jenkins, Notebaert and Jenky are all members of the Board.
During the April 14th homily in question, Jenky said that Obama is following a similar path as Hitler and Stalin, specifically in regards to the White Houses HHS contraception mandate.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
I started publicly comparing him to Hitler and Stalin in 2008, the first time I heard the phrase “Hope and change”.
The families of Hitler and Stalin have demanded an apology?
If the shoe fits.
THOU SHALT NOT BE CRITICAL OF THE OBAMAFUHRER, lest the liberal Gestapo get you fired from your job.
Isn’t Fascism just WUNNERFUL?
To bad Notre Dame professors have such a lack of imagination.
Hitler didn’t need a teleprompter; Stalin didn’t need a Blackberry.
This from the so called Catholic University that covered up the Cross and saw an octogenarian priest hauled off to prison rather than stand up to an abortion loving wealth redistributing Marxist. I side with Jenky!
the Rats are jealous of what the Nazis accomplished in a short time.
Bishop Jenky forgot the “Hitler Rule”
Liberals compare Conservatives or Conservative policy’s(IE; Bush) to Hitler... It’s okay, all is good. Very Good.
Compare the Kenyan King to Hitler...Bad. Very Bad. Bad badbaddd.
Bishop, For your Penance Say ten Hail Mary’s and an act of contrition.. :)
Bishop Jenky knows just what he is saying.
The Notre Dame faculty just doesn’t want to hear it.
Another sterling example of liberals trying to silence someone they disagree with.
If I were a graduate of Notre Dame, I would no longer be taking my checkbook out of my desk drawer when the university came around asking for contributions. Money talks, and it talks a lot louder than left wing faculty members.
“should compare the Presidents actions with those whose genocidal policies murdered tens of millions of people, “
...should compare the Presidents actions with those whose genocidal policies murdered tens of millions of BABIES...,
Let me be very blunt. Neither Robespierre, Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin or Hitler, started out by pledging to kill a great many people. That came later. They started out, just as Obama, embracing class-warfare, appealing to envy & covetousness, and blaming specific, identifiable groups for societal problems, in a campaign to obtain the power to intervene in the normal workings of a particular society--in the quest of excessive power..
The "useful idiots," for Lenin correctly described them, who are trying to purge the Bishop, are the ones who deserve our contempt & castigation.
To annoy a conservative, lie.
To annoy a liberal, speak truth.
Exactly. That's why it's too far to call Obama a Hitler or a Stalin. The correct term would be to call Obama a wannabee Hitler or Stalin.
Why is it newsworthy when a group of pseudo-intellectuals at some pagan university criticize a Catholic bishop?
Bush is the devil
The pope is the antichist
Bishops are all pedophiles.
Bishops have no freedom of speech. They should be meek like Jesus and just allow themselves to be crucified Damn It!
Freedom of speech comes not from the Constitution - it comes from GOD! That’s natural law. Our Constitution only affirms that the obvious is indeed abovious.
Prgressives are hitler and stalin in unholy love.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.