In a sign of the intensifying battle
for Catholic voters between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton,
particularly ahead of next month�s Pennsylvania primary, both
candidates have brought Catholic outreach coordinators aboard their
campaigns, God-o-Meter has learned.
Just last week, Obama�s campaign hired Mark Linton, a legislative aide
working on poverty and other social policy issues in Obama�s Senate
office, as its National Catholic Outreach Coordinator. Linton, who had
previously worked for Catholic Relief Services, is currently focused
almost exclusively on Pennsylvania, where roughly one in three
Democratic voters are expected to be Catholic.
�Mark�s job is to help get Senator Obama�s message on health care, the
war, and helping American families out to the Catholic grassroots,�
said Joshua DuBois, Obama�s National Director of Religious Affairs, in
an interview Monday, describing Linton�s role. �Obama is just beginning
to introduce himself to Catholics around the country.�
The Obama campaign would not grant a request to interview Linton,
saying he�s not an official spokesperson.
The Clinton camp, meanwhile, has brought aboard Eric McFadden, the
former field director for Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, a
progressive Washington-based Catholic group founded after the 2004
election to combat conservative Catholic advocacy organizations.
More over at beliefnet’s God-o-Meter.
This does make me wonder how a campaign
advertises for a Catholic outreach coordinator?
Help wanted a Catholic outreach
coordinator to help campaign for a candidate that supports the murder
of innocents in the womb, supports experimenting on human embryos and
killing them afterwards, supports cloning of humans for research and
killing them afterwards, supports killing the sick and the elderly if
they want to die or just have an evil family member representing them,
plus support other Catholic values like homosexual marriage.
Must be able to inform fellow Catholics that voting
for a candidate totally in favor of intrinsic evils is acceptable.
That somehow supporting so many moral evils has no bearing on
their on their character and their decisions. After
all a candidate that supports sucking the brains out of children as
they are being born obviously is going to make ethical decisions in
Must be able to hold the tension of working for a campaign that will
attack the other Democratic candidate as not being pro-choice enough
while at the same time reaching out to Catholics telling them it
doesn’t matter if their pro-choice in the first place since political
decision will not bring a culture of life an any way whatsoever.
Communication skills are a must in explaining why the candidates
frequent and fervent support of abortion actually means that they are working
on reducing the same.
An advance degree in moral relativism is required along with good
memory skills for repeating phrases such as “pro-choice is not
pro-abortion” and other gems.
Moral schizophrenia while not required is a bonus.