Religious freedom is not just for Catholics

This past summer, Hillary Clinton made this stunning and chilling statement in an interview on CNN: "deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs have to be changed."

She did not specify in that interview which faith's religious beliefs had "to be changed."

But now, thanks to WikiLeaks-released emails from the John Podesta's server, we have the context and intent of this statement.

Mrs. Clinton was specifically referring to the religious beliefs of the Catholic Church.  The Democratic Party is on record via Podesta exchanges that it would like to and is already working to sabotage the Catholic Church from within to help achieve the religious and cultural changes the party deems good for America.

In one email, Podesta assures a friend that he can "rest easy," for Podesta and his progressive pals have already created organizations explicitly designed to infiltrate the Catholic Church with progressive ideology, though Podesta cautions that the time may not be right for full revolution – just yet.  He continues: "We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this. But I think it lacks the leadership to do so now. Likewise Catholics United.  Like most 'Spring' movements, I think this one will have to be bottom up." 

I do not recall, in the history of our country, knowing of any candidate for president or for any other major office whose party has been found to hold a bias against any faith or religion and is plotting ways to "infiltrate" and change its Church's beliefs and practices through "revolution" from within.  Discovering such an outrageously un-American plot should be a frightening awakening for us all.

In modern Western history, the only other national political party to have challenged the beliefs and practices of a specific religious faith was the Deutsch Arbeiterpartei (German Workers' Party), formed in Munich in 1919 (renamed the National Socialist German Workers' Party in 1920).  We all know how that party's challenge to the Jewish faith and its members and its "deep-seated cultural codes [HRC]" ended.  Not well.

Clearly, this is a path that we cannot travel in our country, and the party responsible must be legally challenged and its scheme shut down in its infancy, as it was not in pre-World War II Germany.  Those responsible for design and execution of the scheme should be held accountable and imprisoned if permitted by applicable laws.

For decades, many Catholics have believed that the Democratic Party is their friend and ally.  And at one time it was so, but apparently things have changed.  Now we know that not only is the Democratic Party no longer an ally of the Catholic Church, but the party leadership is working to be the Church's saboteur.

We have a party in control of the Executive Branch of our government that is asking for our approval in the upcoming general election to continue in power.  We now know that this party, motivated by religious bias and apparently feeling unshackled from the First Amendment of the Constitution, has determined that the "religious beliefs of one particular faith have to be changed [HRC]" and is acting without legislative approval or judicial oversight on that determination.   This behavior should not be tolerated in the United States.

You may be certain that an in-power political party that is so bold as to make such determinations and act on them against one faith, if its members determine that it is your faith's beliefs that need to be changed next, will do so with your faith next without hesitation.  

Religious freedom was dearly earned for our country by brave men and women of the late 1700s and has been willingly defended with blood and treasure by Americans of all faiths, as well as those of no faith, for over two hundred and forty years.

In this upcoming general election, all who want to preserve religious freedom in our country should sense an obligation to avoid voting for any candidate of the national political party that would interfere and is now prejudicially interfering with this core freedom!

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