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Illinois bishop under fire for comparing Obama to Hitler, Stalin
Daily Caller ^ | 4/24/12 | Caroline May

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 Obama’s policies to those of Stalin and Hitler to renounce his comments or step down from the university’s 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 Jenky’s comments are protected by the First Amendment, but we find it profoundly offensive that a member of our beloved university’s highest authority, the Board of Fellows, should compare the President’s 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 House’s HHS contraception mandate.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bishop; hitler; illinois; jenky; obama

1 posted on 04/24/2012 9:22:26 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I started publicly comparing him to Hitler and Stalin in 2008, the first time I heard the phrase “Hope and change”.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 9:24:36 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Nachum

The families of Hitler and Stalin have demanded an apology?


3 posted on 04/24/2012 9:24:55 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Nachum

If the shoe fits.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 9:25:51 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Nachum

THOU SHALT NOT BE CRITICAL OF THE OBAMAFUHRER, lest the liberal Gestapo get you fired from your job.

Isn’t Fascism just WUNNERFUL?


5 posted on 04/24/2012 9:27:55 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Nachum
You don't need to be a Bishop, nor even a Catholic, to figure out how readily Obama can be compared to Stalin, Hitler, and probably even Pol Pot (the Cambodian dog eater).

To bad Notre Dame professors have such a lack of imagination.

6 posted on 04/24/2012 9:28:16 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Nachum

Wrong.

Hitler didn’t need a teleprompter; Stalin didn’t need a Blackberry.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 9:28:58 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Nachum

8 posted on 04/24/2012 9:29:13 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Nachum
“We accept that Bishop Jenky’s comments are protected by the First Amendment, but we find it profoundly offensive that a member of our beloved university’s highest authority, the Board of Fellows, should compare the President’s 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,”

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!

9 posted on 04/24/2012 9:33:50 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: dfwgator

the Rats are jealous of what the Nazis accomplished in a short time.


10 posted on 04/24/2012 9:34:34 AM PDT by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: Nachum

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.. :)


11 posted on 04/24/2012 9:37:34 AM PDT by Autonomous User ( As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.)
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To: Nachum

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.

Fools.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 9:38:00 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Nachum

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.


13 posted on 04/24/2012 9:40:59 AM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: Nachum

“should compare the President’s actions with those whose genocidal policies murdered tens of millions of people, “

Correction...

...should compare the President’s actions with those whose genocidal policies murdered tens of millions of BABIES...,


14 posted on 04/24/2012 9:42:47 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Nachum
It is not the bishop who displays an ignorance of history. Obama has repeatedly mimicked the Jacobin, Marxist (both Bolshevik & Nazi strain's) use of scapegoats & targeted classes, to stir passions of hate & envy in large crowds of people.

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.

William Flax

15 posted on 04/24/2012 9:45:53 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Nachum

To annoy a conservative, lie.
To annoy a liberal, speak truth.


16 posted on 04/24/2012 10:17:34 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1190 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Ohioan
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..

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.

17 posted on 04/24/2012 10:22:42 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: Nachum

Why is it newsworthy when a group of pseudo-intellectuals at some pagan university criticize a Catholic bishop?


18 posted on 04/24/2012 10:22:47 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: Autonomous User
Compare the Kenyan King to Hitler...Bad. Very Bad. Bad badbaddd.

Perhaps the faculty should be asked how far down the ladder the bishop ought to go. Can he be likened to Pol Pot? Ho Chi Minh? Kim Jung Un? Ndamukong Suh? Dick Nixon? Mason Reese?


Can he be compared to anybody?
19 posted on 04/24/2012 10:28:53 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Nachum

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.


20 posted on 04/24/2012 10:35:57 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: Rinnwald
I was not suggesting that Obama is a comparable figure—in the historic sense—to a Stalin or Hitler. He obviously does not have an equivalent mental capacity. But his tactics—the base appeal to mob psychology, via the basest of human emotions;—and his collectivist, heavily Marxist influenced agenda & values, is certainly relevant. Moreover, I really believe that he is deliberately trying to copy Hitler's crowd manipulation techniques: Example, adjourning the Convention that nominated him to make his acceptance speech in a huge stadium, where the sense of being part of a huge mass movement would be maximized. (This is not mere coincidence.)

Example, where did Obama go immediately after his 2008 election victory? He rushed over to Berlin to address a huge crowd in a public area. Why Berlin, why the huge gathering? Was this not an effort to measure his drawing power against another famous crowd manipulator? Again, why Berlin, of all major cities on earth for a candidate who like the model, was fond of having an idolatrous crowd chant in unison at his direction--over & over again in the campaign.

William Flax

21 posted on 04/24/2012 10:43:19 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Dr. Sivana
Can he be compared to anybody?

___________ Hmmm... Only a Deity of their choice it seems.

22 posted on 04/24/2012 10:51:43 AM PDT by Autonomous User ( As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.)
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To: Nachum

I guess the truth hurts.One person he failed to mention was Kim il sung the former dictator of North Korea.

If anything Obama would like to turn our country into what North Korea has become.Poor and Green.


23 posted on 04/24/2012 11:28:33 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Nachum

Truth is bigotry and will not be permitted!


24 posted on 04/24/2012 12:10:28 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Autonomous User
Hmmm... Only a Deity of their choice it seems.

Moloch it is.
25 posted on 04/24/2012 12:11:41 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Nachum

Bishop Jenky, witness to the truth. All Catholic priests need to preach this to their flocks.


26 posted on 04/24/2012 3:01:02 PM PDT by Eagles6
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