Why Obama hates Catholic Church Christianity and truth, ACORN funding, Cummunity organizing criticized, Poor exploited, Voter fraud, Gore Clinton connection
“However, when the CHD funds Alinsky-style, church-based community organizations as in the best interest of the poor and supports organizations which advance other agendas, it divests the poor of their right to an authentic voice. This process tends to treat the poor as exploited units of human capital, rather than as human beings created in the dignity of God’s image.”…1997 report to Catholic Bishops
“the organization has come under intense scrutiny because of its voter registration practices. In several states voter registration forms have been found to include nonexistent or dead people. Some registrants have told elections officials they completed multiple cards at the urging of ACORN canvassers who claimed they would be fired if they did not meet a daily quota for signing up new voters.”…Catholic News Service. Oct. 16, 2008
“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”…Jesus, John 8:32
One of the reasons that Obama hates the Catholic Church, Christianity and the truth, aside from the fact that there is no proof he is Christian, and he has been most influenced by Muslims and radicals, is the criticism of his associates by the Catholic Church and cutting off of funding to ACORN. This has been reported numerous times at Citizen Wells, but bears repeating in light of Obama’s actions against the Catholic Church and Christianity in general.
From Citizen Wells October 8, 2008. The report quoted below was published on September 26, 1997.
“A Commentary on the Campaign for Human Development
Prepared for the Catholic Bishops of the United States
Prepared by the Wanderer Forum Foundation
I. Introduction: This commentary is submitted to the Catholic Bishops of the United States with respect to their possible consideration of changes in the
organization, funding, and structure of the Campaign for Human Development (CHD). It is essential to note, however, the limited purpose and scope of this
“COMMUNITY ORGANIZING: During the funding period of 1992-1995, CHD gave significant grants to community organizing efforts that implement many of the organizational techniques recommended by Saul Alinsky. Many community organizations patterned after Alinsky’s recommendations recruit their membership either entirely or partially by institution. Included among this class of grantees are four national organizations: the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), Gamaliel, Pacific Institute for Community Organizing (PICO), and Direct Action and Research Training Center (DART). The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) which is also patterned on Alinsky’s organizational recommendations, recruits individual members. These five national organizations alone account for approximately 33% of current CHD expenditures annually. For purposes of illustration, it will be useful to note here some aspects of the operation of ACORN and the IAF.”
“During the 1990s, ACORN has been openly active in Congressional lobbying. Its leadership operates, “…from inside positions of power. ACORN’s work on the
savings and loan bailout provided effective means of developing and applying power…ACORN members won appointment to the Resolution Trust Corporation to help determine the management of the billions of dollars of assets the government seized.”
“To be eligible to receive CHD funds, a program must be run by the poor, benefit the poor, and change social structures that harm the poor.” However, in
light of the politically oriented thrust of ACORN’s activities, it is fair to ask whether the CHD subsidies to ACORN are advisable and commensurate with the
purposes of CHD.”
“This commentary does not oppose CHD funding of genuine, grassroots community organizations, run and supported by individual members of a parish or diocese.
There is potential value and virtue in the collective voice. However, when the CHD funds Alinsky-style, church-based community organizations as in the best
interest of the poor and supports organizations which advance other agendas, it divests the poor of their right to an authentic voice. This process tends to
treat the poor as exploited units of human capital, rather than as human beings created in the dignity of God’s image.”
“Nor is there any basis for the CHD to imply by its actions that there are no alternative organizations that it can fund to promote valuable institutional
change, uninfluenced by a politicized agenda. There is no necessity for CHD funds to go to organizations which contribute to or participate in any way in the
political support of abortion. There is no necessity for CHD to fund Alinsky-style, church-based community organizations. There are alternative, self-
determined organizations of the poor, which are supportive of life. Those alternative, grassroots community organizations do not merely serve their
constituency but rather they are their constituency. They do not use community organizing to further an additional agenda.
It would be reasonable for the bishops to consider:
The immediate cessation of all CHD funding to Alinsky-style, church-based community organizations.”
From Catholic News Service October 16, 2008.
“The Catholic Campaign for Human Development suspended funding a nationwide community organizing group after it was disclosed June 2 that
nearly $1 million had been embezzled.
Funding was suspended for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, popularly known as ACORN, because of the financial irregularities, said Ralph McCloud, executive director of CCHD, the U.S. bishops’ domestic anti-poverty and social justice program.
“We’re not funding them at any level,” McCloud told Catholic News Service Oct. 15.
The suspension covers all 40 ACORN affiliates nationwide that had been approved for $1.13 million in grants for the funding cycle that started July 1, 2008.
McCloud said the suspension came soon after his office learned that ACORN disclosed that Dale Rathke, the brother of ACORN founder Wade Rathke, had embezzled nearly $1 million from the organization and its affiliates in 1999 and 2000. Dale Rathke stepped down from his position with the organization in June when the matter became public; no charges were filed against him. Wade Rathke stepped down as the group’s lead organizer at the same time but remains chief
organizer for ACORN International LLC.
CCHD has hired specialists in forensic accounting to investigate whether any of its grant funding has been misappropriated, McCloud added.
Since revealing its financial troubles, the organization has come under intense scrutiny because of its voter registration practices. In several states voter
registration forms have been found to include nonexistent or dead people. Some registrants have told elections officials they completed multiple cards at the
urging of ACORN canvassers who claimed they would be fired if they did not meet a daily quota for signing up new voters.
McCloud released information showing that CCHD funded more than 320 ACORN projects with grants totaling more than $7.3 million during the last 10 years. He said the community organization also had received funds since early in CCHD’s history.
CCHD’s Web site reveals the campaign gave about $1.11 million to 40 ACORN affiliates in 2007 and $1.17 million to 45 affiliates in 2006.
Over the years, some of the funds undoubtedly were used for voter registration drives, McCloud said.
“It probably was,” he told CNS. “But by the same token, we didn’t find any voter registration irregularities, the allegations we are finding now.”
McCloud also said that CCHD guidelines require that organizations in line for funding “go through a great deal of scrutiny.”
Prior to the awarding of grants, applications from local organizations are vetted at the diocesan level by a funding committee, endorsed by the local bishop,
and then scrutinized by the national CCHD staff and a committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, McCloud explained.
“The whole idea is making sure that the efforts of the groups we fund are working in nonpartisan efforts and focusing on the kind of work that we would like for them to do,” McCloud said.
The organization has not returned several calls from CNS seeking comment about the suspension of funding.
However, ACORN officials are defending the organization’s voter registration practices. During an Oct. 14 press conference, spokesman Patrick Whelan
acknowledged that some of the organizations 13,000 canvassers submitted duplicate or false registrations, but said they represented a tiny fraction of the
1.3 million new voters signed up for the Nov. 4 election. He said the organization itself discovered many of the problem registrations.
Traditionally drawn to causes usually backed by Democrats, the 38-year-old organization has conducted organizing campaigns in low- and moderate-income
communities on issues such as unemployment, affordable housing, predatory lending, health care, minimum wage and living wage, and immigration. ACORN also has conducted voter registration drives throughout its history by hiring canvassers to go door to door and to visit public sites where people gather.
The organization has more than 1,200 chapters in 110 cities, according to its Web site.”
I spoke to Bettina Viviano several days ago. If you are not aware of her involvement in revealing Obama camp voter fraud, read the following from Citizen Wells March 21, 2012.
I asked Bettina if she was aware of the report to the Catholic Bishops and the cutting of funding to ACORN by the Catholic Church. She was not. Bettina Viviano, et al, also from that report:
“3. The CHD-funded IAF has shown partisanship in its Get-Out -the-Vote Drives.
a. In 1996, the CHD-funded California IAF local, VOICE (Valley Organized in Community Efforts), set its membership to work in a get-out-the-vote drive. The
drive was called Active Citizenship Campaign. As part of its effort in February 1996, California IAF organizer, Father Miguel Vega, S.V.D., wrote to Vice
President Al Gore: “Through the creation of a permanent precinct organization, 5000 precinct captains will turn out 966,000 voters for the November 1996
Vega continued, “Essential to the permanent precinct organization is the naturalization of 180,000 New Americans.” The IAF proposal presented to Gore stated that its Active Citizenship Campaign was “willing to work with the INS [Immigration and Naturalization Service] to increase the efficiency” of the
naturalization process. “Failure to deliver on promises made by the INS,” wrote Father Vega, “could create the impression that the Clinton administration is
Gore met with Father Vega and the IAF on March 8. The Talking Points Gore provided the IAF at this meeting state: “As you may know, I have been working on reinventing the federal government for the past three years. Because of that assignment the President has asked me to take a look at INS’s naturalization
process and see if, using some of the techniques we have used to reform other government agencies, we can help take care of that backlog.”
The naturalization process was speeded up as requested. As an apparent result, the 1996 elections experienced the largest Latino turnout in California
Arguably, however, one other result was the election of Loretta Sanchez, an IAF-backed candidate favorable to legalized abortion, in an election that gave
rise to serious allegations of voter fraud. The Wall Street Journal reported, “…Orange County District Attorney Michael Capizzi has determined that one
immigrant rights group alone registered 590 non-citizens in the county and 547 of them voted…California’s Secretary of State has also found at least 300
illegal voters in the Dornan race…[I]ndependent observers have agreed that irregularities in both California and Louisiana are worth a closer look.””
Many are not aware of the above efforts by Catholics and the Catholic Church. If more Christians had spoken out in Nazi Germany, perhaps the catastrophe could have been avoided or minimized.