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Canadian Catholic high school sending 52 students to help Obama campaign in Ohio
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Oct 31, 2012 | by John Jalsevac

Posted on 11/01/2012 9:23:30 AM PDT by topher

October 30, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Ottawa-area mom says she is “incensed” that a teacher at her daughter’s Catholic school has organized a trip to Ohio in the final days of the U.S. election to support the re-election of President Obama.

Fifty-two students from St. Peter’s and St. Matthew’s high schools in Ottawa are set to make the trek across the border this week to Boardman, Ohio, accompanied by civics teacher Scott Searle.

Ohio is considered a key swing state in the presidential election.

Calls by LifeSiteNews to St. Peter’s school were directed to the school board. A media spokesperson at the board denied that the students would be involved in supporting the Obama campaign. Instead the goal of the trip is simply to “observe” voter registration and the voting process, said Communications Officer Mardi de Kemp.

(Excerpt) Read more at lifesitenews.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: canada; catholic; obama; ohio; ottawa
Contact information:

Ottawa Catholic School Board
570 West Hunt Club Road,
Nepean, Ontario,
Canada K2G 3R4

I think this is outrageous -- especially since Catholics need to be opposed to Obama based on his stand on "Baby Killing" (how Obama strongly supports Baby Killing). Email: info@ocsb.ca
Phone: (613) 224-2222
Fax: (613) 224-5063

1 posted on 11/01/2012 9:23:39 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...

Canada Ping!


2 posted on 11/01/2012 9:24:58 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: topher
Frontpage and Extended topics added to help light up the switchboard.

I imagine some folks are going to hear about this if it stays as a highly visible Freerepublic story...

3 posted on 11/01/2012 9:25:11 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

Are the kids volunteering or being punished? How did the students get picked and what do the parents say about it?


4 posted on 11/01/2012 9:26:24 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: topher

I sure hope that they don’t show up on my porch.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 9:26:26 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: topher

WTF!


6 posted on 11/01/2012 9:26:40 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: topher

Email on the way.

Catholics in canada must be different from catholics in the United States.

Here we don’t agree with killing fetus’s
We don’t agree with Homosexual marriage
We don’t believe we should pay for any womans contraceptives.
We believe in Freedom of Religion, bot religions being taxed to pay for abortions abortificents or Contraceptives.
Are you sure this is a Catholic school? Does your Priest know what you are up to? Does he agree with it?


7 posted on 11/01/2012 9:28:09 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: topher
From the article about the teacher Mr. Searle:

Searle currently lists “volunteer” with “Obama for America” on his LinkedIn profile for 2012.

8 posted on 11/01/2012 9:29:02 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

As well as he’s for same-sex marriage and at war with freedom of religion in our Constitution.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 9:32:10 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear". (Glenn Beck))
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To: topher

Be sure to let them vote too. /sarc


10 posted on 11/01/2012 9:32:49 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker (Clinging to my guns, stocking up on ammo.)
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To: topher

Any “Catholic” school that helps the Obamadorkfelon is NOT a Catholic school.

Get your kids outta there pronto.

May as well send them to a shi...er...sharia school.


11 posted on 11/01/2012 9:33:32 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: topher
I messed the email with my comments about Obama being a Baby Killer:

Email: info@ocsb.ca

12 posted on 11/01/2012 9:34:40 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

I’m beginning to believe there’s really no turning back for organized Christianity. The Church may survive, but the “Church,” as such, has become the habitation of devils.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 9:34:40 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
It is possible that this teacher duped the school into okaying the field trip.

I think if the Bishops of Ohio were asked or the Bishops of Ontario, they would say it is wrong what this school is doing.

In many parts of Christianity, the hierarchy is going in the right direction.

It is people like Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden telling Catholics they have "the freedom" to believe whatever they want -- be Cafeteria Catholics -- without any consequences.

14 posted on 11/01/2012 9:38:56 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

The general issue of foreign involvement in American presidential politics is a potentially huge issue-especially when an administration has potentially transferred trillions offshore...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/fed-ecb-to-loan-dollars-to-european-banks/2011/09/15/gIQA2ZRgUK_story.html


15 posted on 11/01/2012 9:39:29 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: topher

Can’t they be deported for interfering with free elections?


16 posted on 11/01/2012 9:39:56 AM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: topher

Very stupid. The Catholic church is the left’s first enemy. Leftists and jihadis want to wipe it off the face of the earth.
It’s very frustrating trying to explain things to liberals. They literally have no clue what we are saying!


17 posted on 11/01/2012 9:40:06 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Leftists and jihadis have the same goal: eliminate Christianity-based civilization.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Urban Canadian lefties love Obama, I want to scream when I listen to these pukes. Praying that Obama loses and we can have a good friend for Steven Harper to work with. Harper and Obama do NOT get along.


18 posted on 11/01/2012 9:42:42 AM PDT by Catholic Canadian
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To: topher
An Ottawa-area mom says she is “incensed” that a teacher at her daughter’s Catholic school has organized a trip to Ohio in the final days of the U.S. election to support the re-election of President Obama.

Fifty-two students from St. Peter’s and St. Matthew’s high schools in Ottawa are set to make the trek across the border this week to Boardman, Ohio, accompanied by civics teacher Scott Searle.

Catholic, huh? Crossing the border. Any reaction from the local bishop?

19 posted on 11/01/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Semper Reformanda!)
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To: Senator Goldwater
Good Point!

UN Voter observers are being threatened with arrest in Texas and I forget whatever state (if they get within a certain distance of polling places).

20 posted on 11/01/2012 9:44:59 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Da Coyote

I did contact the Cardinal Newman Society, though they deal mainly with Catholic Colleges. I still think their President Patrick Reilly would have some comments about this situation.


21 posted on 11/01/2012 9:47:30 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

Catholic schools in Canada are Catholic in name only..


22 posted on 11/01/2012 9:48:12 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: Da Coyote

Well said brother! Obama out! I’m going to paint the town on election night when the piece of filth Obama is voted out! COME ON AMERICANS DO THE RIGHT THING AND VOTE FOR MITT ROMNEY!


23 posted on 11/01/2012 9:49:38 AM PDT by Catholic Canadian
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To: topher; All
If you remember the Chick-fil-A flap with the guy in the drive through getting a glass of water, this may be repeated.

It might be possible that next week at this time this guy will be looking for a job...

24 posted on 11/01/2012 9:50:08 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher
Catholics need to be opposed to Obama based on his stand on "Baby Killing"
And pedophilia and gay marriage, but hey that's just me saying it.

Catholics are no different than any other organized religion...They're/you're all loaded with hypocrites because all you have to do after knowingly sinning is ask for forgiveness.

25 posted on 11/01/2012 9:53:33 AM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: topher

Can these mush heads be considered foreign agents attempting to sabotage our election.


26 posted on 11/01/2012 9:55:00 AM PDT by gasport (Obama delenda est.)
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To: topher

I just wrote the Canadian Catholic school board and threatened them with retaliation from Americans if they’re going to do that. I also pointed out that both the teacher and the board’s director of communications lied about what’s going on, using the teacher’s own quote. I am incensed about this.


27 posted on 11/01/2012 9:55:34 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine .)
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To: topher

What are the Ohio laws regarding this?


28 posted on 11/01/2012 10:01:11 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: topher

Iowa has warned them off too.


29 posted on 11/01/2012 10:03:16 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: topher
Try out their. Sw website:

http://www.ottawacatholicschools.ca/

30 posted on 11/01/2012 10:12:52 AM PDT by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: topher
Try out their new website:

http://www.ottawacatholicschools.ca/

31 posted on 11/01/2012 10:13:23 AM PDT by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: Squawk 8888

I don’t come to Canada and meddle in YOUR elections!


32 posted on 11/01/2012 10:14:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: topher
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33 posted on 11/01/2012 10:14:59 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: topher

This happens to be against US law. Non-citizens are NOT allowed to participate in US elections, or electioneering, no matter what the Democrats say. I hope ICE meets them at the border and follows them throughout their stay.


34 posted on 11/01/2012 10:25:25 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Catholic Canadian

Harper is very intelligent and sees through the lightweight that is Obama. Plus, Harper understands economics, and Obama, well....................


35 posted on 11/01/2012 10:26:22 AM PDT by Corporate Law
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To: topher
They would be breaking Canadian election law if it were the other way around:

Link. [Find in Section 331].

331. No person who does not reside in Canada shall, during an election period, in any way induce electors to vote or refrain from voting or vote or refrain from voting for a particular candidate unless the person is (a) a Canadian citizen; or (b) a permanent resident within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
36 posted on 11/01/2012 10:26:40 AM PDT by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Ha, my daughter had this guy as a teacher. Said he be all nice and friendly, then if somebody misbehaves he’ll snap and start yelling at them.

In Canada, you don’t have to be a Catholic to teach at a Catholic school (but you do have to conform your teaching to Catholic values). It’s part of the deal where the Catholic School Boards get taxpayer money. I don’t know if he himself is Catholic or not, chances are he is. There are very few non-Catholic teachers.


37 posted on 11/01/2012 10:33:31 AM PDT by Capt. Canuck
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To: topher

I place these foreigners on notice that I consider them to be my enemy... plain and simple. If they were to show up at my door I would badger their illegal foreign asses out of my neighborhood, and notify the police of their law breaking activity.


38 posted on 11/01/2012 10:34:14 AM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: I want the USA back

Too many Catholics don’t understand Liberalism. Liberalism is an ideology that does not include God’s teachings. They are so absorbed with Liberalism that they let it take the place of God. Liberalism is their God. If they only realized that the First Commandment of God says that you should not worship false God’s, perhaps Catholic clergy would begin to understand what is happening to the Church.


39 posted on 11/01/2012 10:36:09 AM PDT by mia
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To: topher

So these precious little mushheads want to help re-elect Bonzo? Fine — send them to help Bonzo’s “peeps” in the deepest, darkest Cleveland ghetto. If they survive, they’ll come out with a real edu-ma-cation, and they sure as hell won’t want to repeat that field trip ever again.


40 posted on 11/01/2012 10:44:24 AM PDT by PermaRag (If Trayvon had a father, he'd look just like Obama)
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To: topher

Be of good cheer. God is not mocked.

I say again, THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT CATHOLIC, they are apostate, self excommunicated by there own action, enemies of the Church, and WOLVES PROWLING IN THE CLOTHING OF THE SHEEP.

We know them now. Jesus had them among His own. God had them in Heaven itself, thus the fall to earth of Lucifer Angus evil dominion.

And we shall have them in betrayers and schismatics, until the Day of the Lord.


41 posted on 11/01/2012 10:45:39 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: Squawk 8888

Maybe the 52 can do some volunteer work at a local abortion clinic....


42 posted on 11/01/2012 10:47:58 AM PDT by GOPJ ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbOuxqK2T34)
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To: topher

I really like the idea of traveling to observe. At the Fairfax County (VA) phone bank in 2008 we had a troup of foreign journalists come through. They could also observe polling places, door knocking, etc. Participate? I’m not with that.


43 posted on 11/01/2012 10:50:02 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Squawk 8888

I hope none of the Ohioans decide to “discuss” the Canuck’s interference into our elections.


44 posted on 11/01/2012 11:15:56 AM PDT by cgchief
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To: PermaRag

The tone of the article suggests that the students were being forced by the teacher. One of the students was against it and spoke out on condition of being anonymous.


45 posted on 11/01/2012 1:29:52 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

I’m thinking that Catholic should have quotes around it. You cannot be Catholic and support Obama, period. He not only supports things that are antithetical to the Catholic faith, but he actively pushes them! I really believe that a vote for that man would be a Mortal sin.


46 posted on 11/01/2012 1:33:38 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: topher; All; Admin Moderator
LifeSiteNews has updated this news article to say that the school has cancelled this trip.

I imagine Freerepublic, as well as others may have had a hand in this...

Again: The school has cancelled this trip

The updated article now displays this as the first line:

Update: 11/01/12 at 2:55pm EST - LifeSiteNews.com has just been informed that the trip to Ohio has been cancelled.

I wonder if the school is looking for a replacement for Mr. Searle at this time...

47 posted on 11/01/2012 1:36:33 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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Update: 11/01/12 at 2:55pm EST - LifeSiteNews.com has just been informed that the trip to Ohio has been cancelled.


48 posted on 11/01/2012 2:07:50 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: All

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/11/02/ottawa-ohio-catholic-school-trip-cancelled.html


49 posted on 11/02/2012 6:08:53 AM PDT by balk
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