Family Research Council comments on the latest WikiLeaks dump:
Most people don't need to hack into the Clinton campaign to know the campaign's hostility toward Bible-believing Christians. From the paring down of the freedom of religion to the freedom of worship to the basket of deplorables, Hillary Clinton's comments were certainly clues of her campaign's disdain for those whose faith is important in their lives. Those clues were confirmed this week in a scandal involving two chiefs of the campaign. Proving that Donald Trump's mouth isn't the only liability in this race, Clinton's Communications Director, Jennifer Palmiere, has gotten the campaign in plenty of hot water with her 2011 email exchange with equally prejudiced John Halpin from the Center for American Progress.
The messages (which also included Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta) surfaced in the latest WikiLeaks dump, giving undecided voters plenty to think about before November 8. Halpin kicked off the insult-fest with a nod to the CEO of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, a Catholic who -- shock of shocks -- raised his children Catholic. "Ken Auletta's latest piece on Murdoch in the New Yorker starts off with the aside that both Murdoch and Robert Thompson, managing editor of the WSJ, are raising their kids Catholic. Friggin' Murdoch baptized his kids in Jordan where John the Baptist baptized Jesus," he wrote to Palmiere and Podesta. Going on, he added, "Many of the most powerful elements of the conservative movement are all Catholic (many converts) from the SC and think tanks to the media and social groups. It's an amazing bastardization of the faith. They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy."
They're probably Catholic, Hillary's Communications Director chimed in, because they think it's "the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion." Then, taking a swipe at Protestants, she said, "Their rich friends wouldn't understand if they became evangelicals," she added. The comments are revealing because they show that Hillary Clinton's attack on Bible-believing Christians (when she called them a "basket of deplorables," in front of an LGBTQ crowd) were consistent with the broader campaign's contempt for conservative Christians. Even more telling, she not only smeared those who believe in biblical morality as deplorable, she also said they were "irredeemable" (which was a bit ironic, considering that redemption is the crux of the Christian faith).