Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Anti-Catholic Al Franken and His Supporters


The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights put out a release yesterday commenting on two articles about Al Franken, U.S. Senate hopeful from Minnesota, but better known to you as Stuart Smalley.

And doggone it - I do like him! But apparently he doesn't like you or me or Catholicism at all for that matter. A sampling of Franken's anti-Catholicism from the release:

"· He has mocked the Eucharist

· He has ridiculed the crucifixion of Jesus
· He has slandered all priests as molesters

· He has belittled practicing Catholics (e.g., Knights of Columbus)

· He has disparaged the Church’s teaching on embryonic stem cell research

· He made crude jokes about a dying woman, Terri Schiavo, and then misrepresented her condition by passing her off as already dead."

Franken also addressed a New York audience on the topic of that city's late, great archbishop asking, "Isn't Cardinal O'Connor an a**hole?"

All to which I'd add another curious fact. Like so many other staunchly pro-abortion candidates for various offices this season, Franken's campaign has the financial assistance of the chairperson of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good - the George Soros funded group offering targetted "Catholic social teaching" for swing-state voters.