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Ominous silence for Obama (Knights of Columbus convention shocker)
American Thinker ^ | August 8, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith

Posted on 08/08/2012 10:41:01 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

I often keep the Catholic network EWTN on in the background as I do housework. This afternoon featured live programming from the 130th Supreme Convention of the Catholic fraternal and charitable organization the Knights of Columbus from Anaheim, California. It's estimated that around 2,000 members of the Knights of Columbus will attend the convention.

The theme of this year's convention is Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land. At the opening session of the convention the Knights announced they had letters of greeting from leaders of several of the nations with large representations at the meeting. The first one read was from U.S. President Barack Obama. It was met with complete silence. By contrast letters from the leaders of Canada, Mexico and the Philippines were all applauded.

The silence that met Obama's greeting contrasted sharply with the multiple standing ovations Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson received during his annual report when he addressed the battles with the Obama administration's HHS mandate on abortifacients/sterilization/birth control and with militant atheists who seek to remove signs of religion from the public square...

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: abortion; catholics; catholicvote; contraceptives; knightsofcolumbus; moralabsolutes; obama; obamacare; prolife; standingo
Hoist on his own petard.
1 posted on 08/08/2012 10:41:13 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go Knights!

reagandemocrat, PGK


2 posted on 08/08/2012 10:51:07 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Were these same knights fooled in 2008?


3 posted on 08/08/2012 10:56:54 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Knights’ publications have been giving this a lot of coverage. Clearly the convention attendees were paying attention.


4 posted on 08/08/2012 11:04:04 AM PDT by Tax-chick (If you can't say anything nice, have some more wine.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Perhaps many of them were. Does that matter at this stage of the game?


5 posted on 08/08/2012 11:04:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I would doubt it. The “Catholics” who voted for Obama in 2008 tend to be those who identify themselves as Catholics but haven’t seen the inside of a Church since God was a boy. And that wouldn’t describe the K of C.


6 posted on 08/08/2012 11:09:40 AM PDT by alphadoggie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And, I still see tons of Obama bumper stickers in the parking lot when I go to Mass. :/


7 posted on 08/08/2012 11:14:51 AM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Pictionary at the Rorschach's tonight!)
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To: Fundamentally Fair

A letter eh? George Bush attended the conventions personally.


8 posted on 08/08/2012 11:19:24 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A month late and a dollar short. Obama has already publicly dumped white Catholics and says he does not need their votes.


9 posted on 08/08/2012 11:19:38 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

We were called a Hate Group by people in the Obama administration. Don’t think we really know what he thinks about us.


10 posted on 08/08/2012 11:22:15 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama and his people probably assume that the Knights of Columbus are racist anti-Native American, because they support Christopher Columbus.

Because that’s just the sort of thing white people do.


11 posted on 08/08/2012 11:22:15 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A letter from Obama at a pro-freedom convention is like a pork chop walking into a kosher wedding.


12 posted on 08/08/2012 11:27:57 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Fundamentally Fair
And, I still see tons of Obama bumper stickers in the parking lot when I go to Mass. :/

The only Obama stickers that I've been seeing are old ones from 2008. I have yet to see an Obama 2012 sticker (and I'm in the south SF Bay Area).

13 posted on 08/08/2012 11:29:52 AM PDT by Bob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The perfect place to place this Awesome ad by the Catholic Church. They mention no names, but we all know what is meant.
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd


14 posted on 08/08/2012 11:39:23 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: annieokie

My 15-year-old wasn’t impressed, but I thought it was pretty good. A little too slow and long.


15 posted on 08/08/2012 11:52:19 AM PDT by Tax-chick (If you can't say anything nice, have some more wine.)
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To: Fundamentally Fair
"And, I still see tons of Obama bumper stickers in the parking lot when I go to Mass."

That's because God din't build the church he had help from 'O'. (sarc)
16 posted on 08/08/2012 11:55:46 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Fundamentally Fair

I think some folks have woken up. I haven’t seen an O bumper sticker in the parking lot after Mass since 2010.


17 posted on 08/08/2012 12:04:53 PM PDT by stellaluna
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What Japanese Admiral said something about awakening a sleeping giant? Obama might profit by looking him up and reflecting on how the remainder of his life went.


18 posted on 08/08/2012 12:17:39 PM PDT by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Dear Sir Napsalot,

“Were these same knights fooled in 2008?”

Many were. To my deep disappointment, many of my friends in the Knights, folks who normally vote for Republican presidential candidates, voted for the Kenyan anti-Christ in 2008. Folks were so angry with Bush, with the economy, the wars, and by extension, with Sen. McCain. I was shocked by the vituperation some of these folks held for President Bush and the Republicans.

This is why Sen. McCain got only 51% of church-going Catholics and why the anti-Christ actually won 54% overall of self-identified Catholics.

This time around, however, very few people that I know who voted for Satan's minion last time are voting for him this time. They're itching to vote out the filth and scum that have occupied the White House since 2009.

I noticed this at my own state Knight's of Columbus convention back in May. The word “Obama” was uttered only with contempt. No one at all dared defend the anti-Christ.

I expect that the swing in the overall self-identified Catholic vote this year will be on the order of 8% - 10%. In other words, I'm expecting about 55% of self-identified Catholics to vote for Gov. Romney.

That will represent a swing of about 2.5 - 3 million votes in each direction away from the anti-Christ, or about a total swing of 5 - 6 million votes.

What may complicate this is if the anti-Christ capitulates on the HHS mandate and related issues before the election.


sitetest

19 posted on 08/08/2012 12:27:15 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Fundamentally Fair

**And, I still see tons of Obama bumper stickers in the parking lot when I go to Mass. :/**

Not at my church. They all came off when Obama started his war on life.

Not a one do I see.

Please evangelize — talk with these people — about anything. If it gets around to politics, great. If not, you are on the way to making a new friend.


20 posted on 08/08/2012 12:51:29 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: oldfart

Isoroku Yamamoto, and he died when his plane was shot down by American aircraft over the Pacific. The Japanese Empire was comprehensively defeated.


21 posted on 08/08/2012 12:53:30 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If you can't say anything nice, have some more wine.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Were Lutherans, Presbyterians, Baptists, Jews fooled during that election too? Here are figures of how O approval went down just six months after his election.

50 percent of Catholics (Catholics make up about 22 percent of the U.S. population.) approve of his presidency, down from 67 percent in his first six months in office.
DOWN 17 POINTS
 
among non-Catholic Christians, who make up 55 percent of the U.S. population, had fallen from 58 percent to 43 percent.
DOWN 15 POINTS
 
Mormon respondents, who represent about two percent of U.S. adults, fell from 43 percent to 26 percent
DOWN 17 POINTS
 
About 78 percent of Muslim respondents approved of the Obama presidency, down eight percentage points from when the question was first asked.  (86)
DOWN 8 POINTS
 
atheists, agnostics, and members of other non-Christian religions, who comprise about 13 percent of the U.S. population -- While about 75 percent of these respondents approved of President Obama at the start of his term, their approval declined to about 64 percent.
DOWN 11 POINTS
 
Jews were the religious group third likeliest to approve of President Obama, giving him 61 percent approval. This too is a decline: in January-June 2009, their approval rating of the president was 77 percent.
DOWN 16 POINTS
 
Overall, 48 percent of Americans approve of President Obama’s job, down from 63 percent in the first months of his presidency. Gallup claims that its survey of over 276,000 adults claims an overall margin of error of plus or minus one percent.
DOWN 15 POINTS


 
 
 
 

22 posted on 08/08/2012 12:54:34 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Not this 40 year 3rd degree Knight.


23 posted on 08/08/2012 12:56:26 PM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: Salvation

A lot of well-intentioned people voted against the Iraq/Afghanistan wars. A lot of well-intentioned people voted for the black guy. Yes, the outcome of those votes has been very bad, but it’s not as if John McCain was any prize.

Anyway, it doesn’t matter now. November 2012 matters now.


24 posted on 08/08/2012 1:03:41 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If you can't say anything nice, have some more wine.)
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To: Salvation
If it gets around to politics, great. If not, you are on the way to making a new friend.

Thank you for that kind advice and reminder.

25 posted on 08/08/2012 1:08:19 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Pictionary at the Rorschach's tonight!)
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To: Bob

I’ve only seen a handful here in Central Kentucky (two were on cars with tons of anti-military and pro-homosexual stickers and the third was on a car with numerous pro-union stickers), but I did see quite a few when I was visiting friends in LA a few weeks ago.


26 posted on 08/08/2012 1:18:22 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: Fundamentally Fair

Many of us don’t realize all the opportunities that are aoround us for evangelization.

When I go to the grocery store and they ask me why I am buying so much — I tell them it’s for our Faith 101 series by our priest, tell them the topic of his talk that night and then invite them to come.

If they don’t come, I always know I did my part.


27 posted on 08/08/2012 1:19:42 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
When I go to the grocery store and they ask me why I am buying so much , I say, "I have ten children." Everyone knows me at the Walmart, anyway ;-).
28 posted on 08/08/2012 1:28:50 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If you can't say anything nice, have some more wine.)
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To: Stonewall Jackson
I see a number everyday here in Alaska,more common each day, it seems that they are putting out several different designs maybe tergeted at different groups.
Not suprising really with the number of federal and state employees in the state. It's amazing how many I see on the military bases.
29 posted on 08/08/2012 1:39:41 PM PDT by Redak
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To: Tax-chick; Salvation
ROFL!! FUNNY!

Of Course You Evangelize

30 posted on 08/08/2012 2:33:21 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

heh heh heh

Victory - it tastes like Chick-fil-A.


31 posted on 08/08/2012 3:09:22 PM PDT by Noumenon (Obama 2012: Zimbabwe without the airfare)
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To: johngrace; Salvation

Salvation has great ideas. I could invite people to join us more often if I did church activities in English instead of Spanish, though.


32 posted on 08/08/2012 3:59:04 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If you can't say anything nice, have some more wine.)
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To: Fundamentally Fair
And, I still see tons of Obama bumper stickers in the parking lot when I go to Mass.

That's unfortunate.

Sum total, in the last 4-5 years, I have seen:

One Obama bumper sticker one summer during the Vacation Bible School of our large local parish (might not have been a Catholic at all). None at other times when I am dropping off kids for religious education, etc., and I very much doubt ANY during Mass.

Zero Obama bumper stickers at the parish with a Latin Mass in a nearby town (where we assist). Several pro-life stickers.

33 posted on 08/08/2012 4:37:41 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They should have dropped the letter on the floor and had a dog come in and pee on it.


34 posted on 08/09/2012 12:13:37 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Bellflower

Naw, what the KC’s did was classy. Unlike the followers of baraq.


35 posted on 08/09/2012 1:29:11 PM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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