Friday, May 4, 2012

Fr. John Baumann, S.J., PICO And Abortion

Fr. John Baumann, S.J.
Together with [ Fr. John Baumann, S.J.  the founder of ]  PICO National Network, an Alinskyian community organizing network with affiliates around the country comprised of congregations from Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim “faith traditions,” Faith in Public Life has wants to ascertain that presidential candidates know that its members oppose “a Republican-backed ballot measure in Minnesota that would require voters to show photo identification” and support “the Obama health care plan, immigration reform and economic policies that would increase taxes on the wealthiest.” The Los Angeles Times makes it clear, in case its readers missed the point: “Those are all positions, of course, that generally line up with those espoused by President Barack Obama and not by Mitt Romney.” Of course, the Obama platform doesn’t resonate well with people who believe that abortion is the greatest civil rights issue facing the United States in this century – people such as…the Catholics, say.  
To  that voice, progressives have developed a highly sophisticated machine to isolate anyone in a position of authority who may be outspoken against abortion as a public policy and simultaneously persuade voters that there are other, more important issues.  
Gordon Whitman, PICO Director of Policy, “said PICO represents clergy across the theological spectrum who might disagree on social issues such as abortion, but are on the same page  when it comes to economic priorities.” Catholics need to wake up: these people are not your friends.
Link (here) to Spero News to read the full article.


mcasey said...

What a creep this Baumann must be. Trying to help the poor, teaching people to believe in themselves and organize themselves against corporate abuse and exploitation.
How is a poor millionaire to relax in his solarium knowing that there is some awful priest out there helping those selfish workers to organize for a livable wage. And basing their ideas on those of some Jewish socialist? Where will it all end?
Where are the good old school Catholics like George Higgins or Dorothy day when you need them?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, mcasey, it is laudable to oppose any measure that would require that people who vote actually have the right to vote, isn't it?
It's laudable to further penalize the successful. Make those who pay the vast majority of taxes pay EVEN MORE, right?
It's laudable for the government to assume control of 1/6 of the economy. Look at how efficient your local motor vehicle bureau is, right?

Or maybe your just another "progressive" moron who has no clue to how the world really works, just like every other "progressive" nincompoop, from the Abortionist in Chief on down.

If you really want to be "progressive", move to Cuba. They love Marxist morons like you there.