Taking A Figure of Antichrist At His Utterly Worthless Words
by Thomas A. Droleskey
Stop it, "Happy" Timothy "Cardinal-designate" Dolan, just stop it. I've got a book project that I am trying to complete. Just stop making idiotic remarks such as you trusted the word of them murderous statist named Barack Hussein Obama:
The top U.S. Catholic bishop vowed legislative and court challenges Tuesday to a compromise by President Barack Obama to his healthcare mandate that now exempts religiously affiliated
institutions from paying directly for birth control for their workers,
instead making insurance companies responsible.
Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, who heads
the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in an interview with The
Associated Press that he trusted Obama wasn't anti-religious and
intended to make good on his pledge to work with religious groups to
fine-tune the mandate.
"I want to take him at his word," Dolan said
in Rome, where he will be made a cardinal Saturday. But he stressed: "I
do have to say it's getting harder and harder," to believe Obama's
claim to prioritize religious freedom issues given the latest
Obama sought to quell fierce election-year
outrage on Friday by abandoning his stand that religiously affiliated
institutions such as Catholic hospitals and universities must pay for
birth control. Instead, he said insurance would step in to provide the
The administration's initial position had
outraged evangelicals and Catholic bishops and emboldened many
Republicans who charged that it amounted to an assault on religion by
forcing religious institutions to pay for contraception, sterilization
and the morning-after pill against their consciences.
The mandate also raised greater
philosophical questions about which institutions would qualify as
religious and could therefore be exempt.
"Does the federal government have the right
to tell a religious individual or a religious entity how to define
yourself?" Dolan asked. "This is what gives us greater chill."
Initially, Dolan had termed Obama's
compromise as "a first step in the right direction" after hearing about
it Friday morning. But later that day, Dolan's USCCB issued a statement
rejecting it, saying the arrangement was unacceptable and raised
"serious moral concerns."
Dolan, the archbishop of New York, said the
main concern is that the so-called "choking mandates" remain. In
addition many Catholic entities are self-insured. It remains unclear how
they would get around the mandate to provide services that they
consider morally illicit.
"Was what was intended to be a concession,
and what gave us a glimmer of hope at the beginning ... really just
amount to a hill of beans? And it seems as if it does," Dolan said.
He vowed to support legislation under way in
Congress that would allow any employer to deny birth control coverage
if it runs counter to their religious or moral beliefs. The White House on Monday termed the proposed legislation "dangerous and wrong."
Dolan said the U.S. bishops will now work
hard to support passage of the new legislation. "I couldn't see why the
president would have any consternation, because he said to me that
religious freedom remains sacrosanct. Well, let's legislatively
guarantee it," Dolan said.
Separately, he said, the bishops will back
court challenges to the mandate being undertaken by others. He said he
didn't think the USCCB itself, however, would sue the government over
Dolan spoke at the North American College,
the U.S. seminary in Rome, where he was a student in the 1970s and
served as rector starting in 1994.
On Saturday, Antipope Benedict XVI will make Dolan and 20 other bishops cardinals, the red-capped princes of the church who will elect the next pope. (Top U.S. Catholic Bishop Vows Legal Challenges to Obama's Birth Control Rule.)
It is only fitting that Timothy Dolan, the man who has been masquerading as the "archbishop" of New York since April 15, 2009., the man who said in 2010 that one could use whatever name you want to refer to God, will be made a "cardinal" of the counterfeit church of conciliarism by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. Both men have been so initially "trusting" of fellow figure of Antichrist in the person of Barack Hussein Obama. Here is an account of what transpired in the public phases of the meeting that the false "pontiff" had with Barry Soetero in the Apostolic Palace on July 10, 2009:
Pope Benedict XVI welcomed American President Barack
Obama to the Vatican today, and the two discussed world issues
addressed at the Group of
As they met, Mr Obama told the Pope: "It's a great honor; thank you so much."
The two sat down at a desk in the papal
library and began discussing the G8 summit which concluded that morning
in L'Aquila, Italy. The summit focused on the economic crisis, climate
change and global tensions.
Pope Benedict told the president: "You must be tired after all these discussions."
The president replied that the meetings marked "great progress" and
"something concrete". The private meeting lasted more than 30 minutes.
At the end of the meeting, Pope Benedict told the president: "A blessing on all your work and also for you." (Benedict XVI meets Obama - Catholic Herald Online)
It's relatively easy for Timothy Dolan to trust the word of Barry Soetero when his "pope" has given his "blessing" on him and all his "work." What's not to trust?
Well, let's count some of the ways for the "happy-soon-to-be-non-cardinal."
How can a man who is committed to the destruction of
innocent preborn human life as a matter of principle and who believes
that pregnancy in and of itself places a woman in the midst of an
"agonizing" choice be an instrument of pursing the common temporal good
undertaken with respect to man's Last End? He cannot. It is that simple.
No one who promotes grievous sin under cover of the civil law can be an
instrument in the pursuit of the common temporal good. It is that
Sin is what caused Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus
Christ to suffer once in time in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion
and Death. Sin is what caused His Most Blessed Mother's Immaculate
Heart to be pierced through and through with Seven Swords of Sorrow. Sin
is what wounds His Mystical Body, the Church Militant, here on earth in
this passing, mortal value of tears. No one who is an agent in the
promotion of grievous sin, no less sins that cry out to Heaven for
vengeance, is a fit holder of the public weal. While such a person is an
object of our prayers and while his actions must prompt us to make much
reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and
Immaculate Heart of Mary, he is not deserving of a "blessing" from a
putative "pontiff" for his "work" of evil, a "work that retards the
common temporal good and places into jeopardy the sanctification and
salvation of immortal souls upon which the whole of social order must be
The more closely the temporal power of a nation
aligns itself with the spiritual, and the more it fosters and promotes
the latter, by so much the more it contributes to the conservation of
the commonwealth. For it is the aim of the ecclesiastical authority by
the use of spiritual means, to form good Christians in accordance with
its own particular end and object; and in doing this it helps at the
same time to form good citizens, and prepares them to meet their
obligations as members of a civil society. This follows of necessity
because in the City of God, the Holy Roman Catholic Church, a good
citizen and an upright man are absolutely one and the same thing. How
grave therefore is the error of those who separate things so closely
united, and who think that they can produce good citizens by ways and
methods other than those which make for the formation of good
Christians. For, let human prudence say what it likes and reason
as it pleases, it is impossible to produce true temporal peace and
tranquillity by things repugnant or opposed to the peace and happiness
of eternity. (Silvio Cardinal Antoniano, quoted by Pope Pius XI in Divini Illius Magistri, December 31, 1929.)
Has something changed?
Is it now possible to "produce true temporal peace and tranquility by
things repugnant or opposed to the peace and happiness of eternity"?
Can the word of such a man be trusted?
Supporting, promoting and funding surgical and chemical baby-killing is an important part of Barry Soetero's "work."
Can the word of such a man be trusted?
Supporting and promoting the sin of Sodom, another of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance?
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com)
- President Barack Obama reassured homosexual advocates gathered at the
White House yesterday that he was not dragging his heels on
implementing their agenda, but merely patiently biding his time in order
to ensure success in the long run.
Obama hosted hundreds of homosexual
activists at the White House on Monday in the East Room, in order to
celebrate LGBT Pride Month as well as the 40th anniversary of the
Stonewall Riots that are regarded as the inception of the homosexual
The President specifically recognized
several special guests, including New Hampshire Episcopal Bishop Gene
Robinson and Frank Kameny, whom the President paid special attention to,
hailing him a "civil rights pioneer."
Kameny is credited with successfully
lobbying the American Psychiatric Association into declassifying
homosexuality as a mental disorder, and the octogenarian has recently devoted himself to promoting hard-core pornography and the acceptance of bestiality as part of what he calls "Americanism in action."
Obama stated that Kameny had been fired as
an astronomer for the federal government for his homosexuality, and
asserted that his public protest in 1965 was "both an act of conscience
but also an act of extraordinary courage." The President then added,
"And so we are proud of you, Frank, and we are grateful to you for your
The celebration has been widely perceived as an attempt to mollify the
anger of homosexual groups that have accused Obama of failing to
fulfill campaign promises to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
and the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy, which prohibits
homosexuals from serving in the armed forces.
The President acknowledged that many of the
homosexualist leaders in the room were unhappy with his
administration's current pace of progress, but urged them instead to
suspend their present discontent for promise of the coming social
"I know that many in this room don't
believe that progress has come fast enough, and I understand that,"
Obama said. "It's not for me to tell you to be patient anymore than it
was for others to counsel patience to African-Americans who were
petitioning for equal rights a half-century ago."
"But I say this: We have made progress,"
the president continued. "And we will make more."We have made progress
and we will make more. And I want you to know that I expect and hope to
be judged not by words, not by promises I've made, but by the promises
that my administration keeps."
"We've been in office six months now. I
suspect that by the time this administration is over, I think you guys
will have pretty good feelings about the Obama administration."
The President then recommitted himself to
pledges to overturn DOMA, the military ban on homosexuals serving in the
military (DADT), passing the employment non-discrimination act (ENDA), new federal hate crimes legislation, and rescinding a travel ban to the United States for HIV-infected persons, which Obama called "discriminatory."
The President also stated that sexually transmitted HIV/AIDS, which continues to ravage and spread in the homosexual community through the practice of multiple sex
partners, "continues to be a public health threat in many communities,"
including the District of Columbia.
"That's why this past Saturday, on National
HIV Testing Day, I was proud once again to encourage all Americans to
know their status and get tested the way Michelle and I know our status
and got tested," Obama stated.
However, Obama made clear that the ultimate
victory for the homosexual movement would not come merely by
legislative fiat from Washington, but through persistent persuasion on
"We are all witnesses to monumental changes
in this country. That should give us hope, but we cannot rest. We
must continue to do our part to make progress - step by step, law by
law, mind by changing mind," asserted Obama.
"And I want you to know that in this task I
will not only be your friend, I will continue to be an ally and a
champion and a President who fights with you and for you." (Obama Assures Homosexualist Leaders He's a "Champion" of Their Cause.)
An "ally" and a
"champion" and a "President who fights with and for" men and women
steeped in unrepentant perverse acts committed against the Sixth and
Ninth Commandments? A man who praises a promoter of pornography as a
"civil rights pioneer"?
Can the word of such a man be trusted?
Pope Pius XI did not express a "blessing" on
the "work" of those public officials supported the evils being promoted
and exalted by Barack Hussein Obama. He trusted only that they would be judged harshly by God if they did not repent of their evil works before they died:
"Those who hold the reins of government
should not forget that it is the duty of public authority by appropriate
laws and sanctions to defend the lives of the innocent, and this all
the more so since those whose lives are endangered and assailed cannot
defend themselves. Among whom we must mention in the first place
infants hidden in the mother's womb. And if the public magistrates not
only do not defend them, but by their laws and ordinances betray them to
death at the hands of doctors or of others, let them remember that God
is the Judge and Avenger of innocent blood which cried from earth to
Heaven." (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930.)
Has Timothy Dolan ever spoken such words to Barry Soetero? Or would he recoil from doing so as those words, issued by a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter, are at variance with concilairism's penchant for "dialogue" and "understanding" the "other side" of issues, claiming the the need to "listen" and to "learn" from those who disagree?
Saint Paul the Apostle did not wish a "blessing" on those steeped in works of perversity:
Let no man deceive you with vain words.
For because of these things cometh the anger of God upon the children of
unbelief. Be ye not therefore partakers with them. For you were
heretofore darkness, but now light in the Lord. Walk then as children of
the light. For the fruit of the light is in all goodness, and justice,
and truth; Proving what is well pleasing to God:
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. (Eph. 6-11.)
Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For
what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath
light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what
part hath the faithful with the unbeliever?
And what agreement hath the temple of God
with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God saith: I
will dwell in them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and
they shall be my people. Wherefore, Go out from among them, and be ye
separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing: And I will
receive you; and I will be a Father to you; and you shall be my sons and
daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Cor. 6: 14-18.)
Saint John the
Evangelist, the Apostle of the love of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
did not believe that we should have anything to do with those who reject the Faith, no less those who aggressively make war upon It, no less "trust" their "word:"
Whosoever revolteth, and continueth not in
the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that continueth in the
doctrine, the same hath both the Father and the Son.
He that continueth in the doctrine, the same hath both the Father and
the Son. If any man come to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive
him not into the house nor say to him, God speed you.
For he that saith unto him, God speed you, communicateth with his wicked
works. (2 John 1: 9-11.)
The figures of Antichrist in the counterfeit church of conciliarism are so blind that they do not see Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetero for what he is: a figure of Antichrist who is being used by God (He who uses even His enemies to effect His Divine Plan for our salvation) as a means to chastise them for their defections from the true Social Teaching of the Catholic Church and as a means to chastise us all because of our sins and lukewarmness in prayer, because of our own immersion in the falsehoods of a modern world constructed upon the rejection of the Social Reign of Christ the King.
Timothy Dolan's current incredulity at Obama's untrustworthiness is premised not upon any of the evil things that he has promoted. No, it is premised upon Obama's having told him that the heresy of "religious liberty" is "sacrosanct" to him. That's the bottom line for conciliar revolutionaries: those in public life can advance all manner of social evils but still be considered fit partners for "dialogue" as long as they "respect" and observe the tenets of the very heresy that has made possible the current chaos. If you haven't read Ominous Offenders Offending Ominously, Memo To David Axelrod And Other Social Engineers, John Carroll's Caesar and Victims of Compromise, please do so. It's all explained--and repeated(!)--there.
Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetero is going to win re-election on November 6, 2012. He is going to defeat whichever midget naturalist of the false opposite of the "right" who manages to get nominated (noting that I still believe Willard Mitt Romney is going to be the organized crime family of the "right's" nominee). The margin will not be close. Obama will win with around fifty-five percent of the popular vote. He's got even more statist tricks up his sleeve in the four years that will follow thereafter. He will likely get a third term once he issues a decree to amendment the Constitution to repeal the Twenty-second Amendment. Look, he's done almost everything else. Why not contend that one can ignore the terms of Article V of the Constitution and simply change the Constitution by fiat.
Timothy Dolan is still reeling from being played for a fool by the former cocaine-snorter from Hawaii. All of his protests now are quite hollow, and the fact that the so-called United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is going to leave it up to "other groups" to challenge the Obama-imposed insurance mandate for contraception coverage means that the the conciliar "bishops" are just as unwilling to take the legal lead against Caesar Barackus Obamus Ignoramus as they have been to criticize him for his support of one objective evil after another. Indeed, as has been pointed out before on this site. most of these "bishops" support the whole concept of "universal health care" in general and ObamaCare in particular, save for the insurance mandate to provide coverage for baby-killing potions. They are Obama's very, very useful idiots to make him look good with his leftist base and with just enough "swing" voters in key states to assure him of his victory in November.
We must, as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit, attempting to plant a few seeds by means of those Rosaries and our other prayers and penances and sacrifices and mortifications and sufferings and humiliations for a true restoration of the Church Militant on earth, one that will come in God's Holy Providence as He Wills it come without any compromise with the truth and without one moment of a "strategic silence" about those things that offend His greater honor and majesty and glory.
Remember this prophecy, spoken by Saint Dominic de Guzman, to a Brother Angelus of the Order of Carmel in 1208 forty-three years before Our Lady gave the Brown Scapular to Saint Simon Stock:
"One day, Brother Angelus, to your Order of Carmel the Most Blessed Virgin Mary will give a devotion to be known as the Brown Scapular, and to my Order of Preachers she will give a devotion to be known as the Rosary. ONE DAY, THROUGH THE ROSARY AND THE SCAPULAR, SHE WILL SAVE THE WORLD."
It is thus no accident that it was Our Lady of Mount Carmel who appeared in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal, on October 13, 1917, as she urged us to pray the Rosary daily.
We need to use the shield of the Brown Scapular and the weapon of the Most Holy Rosary to protect us from the inter-related forces of Modernity in the world and of Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism so that we can recognize the truth with clarity and embrace it with courage during this time of apostasy and betrayal that is but a well-deserved chastisements for our sins.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Faustinus and Jovita, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
The "Work" of the Anti-Defamation League That is "Admired" By Timothy Dolan
Happy "Cardinal-designate" Timothy Dolan evidently still places trust in the "word" of the pro-abortion, pro-perversity Anti-Defamation League of B'Nail Brith. He is incapable of seeing the evil that this Talmudist organization does, preferring to heap praise on its merchants of spiritual and temporal death while refusing to exhort them to quit their evil practices and to convert to the true Faith before they die.
Here's a little review of the "good work" done by his friends at the Anti-Defamation League:
Doubters out there
should consider the hard evidence that proves this point. Consider the
amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs filed by the Anti-Defamation
League in the case of Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England to oppose the constitutionality of the New Hampshire Parental
Notification Act. Here is a summary of the brief, followed by the first
few paragraphs of the actual brief filed with the Supreme Court of the
Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, et al. (2005) This Supreme Court case involves the constitutionality of The
New Hampshire Parental Notification Prior to Abortion Act. The Act
prohibits abortions for minors unless the parents have been notified,
but provides exceptions for abortions necessary to prevent death and for
minors who have obtained a judicial declaration that they are mature
enough to make a decision concerning abortion. The First Circuit Court
of Appeals previously ruled that the Act was unconstitutional because it
does not include a health exception and the death exception is too
narrow. ADL, together with 41 other religious and religiously affiliated
organizations, joined a brief authored by the Religious Coalition for
Reproductive Choice. The brief argued, among other things, that in
emergency situations, the Act unconstitutionally threatens the health
and lives of young women, and undermines their right to choose an
abortion in accordance with religious faiths that place great value on
women’s health and lives. The variety of religious beliefs about
abortion underscores the importance of maintaining a private sphere–
free from undue government interference – in which women, including
minors, can make choices to protect their own lives and health in
accordance with their faiths. Although parental guidance in young
women’s major life decisions, including whether to end a pregnancy, is
important, state-mandated parental involvement can sometimes harm the
minor, such as where the family is dysfunctional or where an emergency
situation requires immediate action.
Amici are religious organizations and religiously
affiliated organizations dedicated to preserving religious freedom for
all persons and to protecting a woman’s health and right to carry or
terminate her pregnancy in accordance with her religion and values.1 The
statements of interest provided by amici, included in Appendix B to
this brief, demonstrate their shared interest (from different
perspectives) in the right of women of all ages to make reproductive
choices in accordance with their individual conscience and free from
governmental interference. A full listing of the forty-two (42)
organizations signing this brief as amici curiae appears in Appendix A.
Because amici value life and health, and
recognize the many divergent theological perspectives regarding
abortion, amici agree that all women whose health is at risk should be
free to seek the best available medical advice, without governmental
coercion or constraint, in making the difficult decision whether to
terminate a pregnancy. Adherence to these principles compels amici to
support Respondents in this case.
Because amici, cherish human life and health as
among their most important values. Many of these religions hold that it
is morally appropriate for women of all ages to consider – in accordance
with their faiths – the threat to their lives or health in deciding
whether to terminate a pregnancy. The New Hampshire Parental
Notification Prior to Abortion Act, N.H.Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 132:24-132:28
(Supp. 2004) (the “New Hampshire Act” or the “Act”), lacks a health
exception and an adequate life exception, as required by this Court’s
precedents. In emergency medical situations, the Act unconstitutionally
threatens the health and lives of young women, and undermines their
right to choose an abortion in accordance with religious faiths that
place great value on women’s health and lives.
The religious component of the rights of privacy
and of reproductive choice have been repeatedly recognized in this
Court’s opinions, including in cases as early as Pierce v. Society of Sisters,
268 U.S. 510 (1925), and as recent as Planned Parenthood of
Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992). Many Americans
reflect upon their religious beliefs and moral principles when making
important private decisions about family, marriage, and procreation. The
variety of religious teachings and beliefs about abortion underscores
the importance of maintaining a private sphere – free from undue
government interference – in which women can make choices to protect
their own lives and health in accordance with their faiths and their
consciences. This private sphere extends to minor women who are faced
with pregnancies that threaten their lives and health. Although amici
support and encourage parental guidance in young women’s major life
decisions, including whether to end a pregnancy, they recognize that
state-mandated parental involvement can sometimes harm the minor, such
as where the family is dysfunctional or where an emergency medical
situation requires immediate action. The Constitution protects minors
from such threats to their lives, health, and religious beliefs.
No one associated with an organization responsible
for such a legal brief should be given any earthly awards or honors,
least of all those that carry with the title of "papal knighthood," of
all things. The Catholic Church used to denounce the efforts of
Catholic-hating naturalists to fill the world all manner of social
poisons, seeking to pray for the conversion of such people to her
maternal bosom. The counterfeit church of conciliarism rewards those who
are associated closely with organizations dedicated to the spread of
social evils and who do not want the Holy Name of the Divine Redeemer
uttered publicly, something that one conciliar prelate after another has
more that accommodated himself to by refusing to mention that Holy Name
of Jesus Christ in public with the adherents of the Talmud present.
Want more proof of the Anti-Defamation League's
support for baby-killing under cover of law? Well, here is a press
release from their own site, issued following the decision of the
Supreme Court of the United States in Gonzales v. Carhart, which was not a"pro-life victory (see An Illusion of a Victory), on April 19, 2007:
ADL Disappointed With Supreme Court Ruling On Partial Birth Abortion Act
New York, NY, April 19,
2007 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) issued the following statement
expressing its disappointment at the Supreme Court's ruling upholding
the federal Partial Birth Abortion Act:
We are deeply troubled by the ramifications of
the Supreme Court's ruling on abortion. By upholding, for the first
time, an abortion statute which contains no exception for the health of
the woman, the Supreme Court has undermined a woman's right to choose
and to act in accordance with her conscience and the dictates of her
We continue to believe that Americans should have the
freedom to make difficult decisions of conscience and health without
ADL joined an amicus brief in the case filed by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Rights.
"I have long admired the work of the Anti-Defamation
League from afar, and now to receive your welcome and your assurances of
our hope for future cooperation, which I enthusiastically share, means
very much to me"?
Do you still stand by this absurd statement that is
an insult to the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour
entrusted exclusively to His Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping
and infallible explication, "Archbishop" Dolan?
Do you have any trace of a sensus Catholicus left in you to raise yourself like a Catholic man and to even take
public note of the work of the Anti-Defamation League to undermine the
binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law, no less
to denounce firmly and unequivocally this wretched work that is from
the devil himself?
How about the following examples of the "work" of the Anti-Defamation League, "Archbishop" Dolan?
Yesterday, the Anti-Defamation League
(ADL) urged the Florida Senate Education Pre-K-12 Committee to reject a
divisive and unconstitutional school prayer bill – SB1360 - at its March
26th hearing. If enacted, SB1360 would permit Christian, Muslim,
Jewish or other sectarian prayers at public school assemblies, sports
events, dances and other school-related activities.
In a letter to the Florida Senate
Education Pre-K-12 Committee, ADL advised that, In our religiously
diverse state, such a policy is patently unfair, divisive, and
unconstitutional, and it would cost local school districts and taxpayers
needless litigation expenses. The First Amendment and federal Equal
Access Act provide public high school students with the right to
privately pray alone or in groups during non-curricular time and to form
non-curricular religious clubs. The clear effect of this policy would
be to impose the majority's religious beliefs, which depending on the
individual school could be Protestant, Catholic, Jewish or Muslim, upon
all students at school-sponsored high school activities.
Practically speaking, most school-related
activities are "noncompulsory" in name only. Students such as sports
team members make commitments that require their attendance at games.
And other students feel intense peer pressure to attend school-related
activities. Regardless of peer pressure, students should not have to
choose between attending a school-related activity and being subjected
to unwanted religious activity … .
In these difficult times, we urge the
Committee on Education Pre-K-12 to focus on matters that unite
Floridians and that do not risk unnecessary expenditure of taxpayer
funds. We therefore urge you to vote against SB1360.
In its most recent school prayer case –
Santa Fe Independent School v. Doe - the U.S. Supreme Court found that a
school policy virtually identical to the policy provided for in SB1360
unconstitutionally endorsed and coerced religion.
David Barkey, ADL Southern Area Counsel, is in Tallahassee today and is available for interviews. (ADL: ADL Warns School Prayer Bill in Florida is Unconstitutional)
The constitutional mandate of separation
of church and state, as interpreted in a long line of U.S. Supreme
Court decisions, prohibits a public school from giving students the
impression that it prefers or sanctions a particular religion, or
religion generally. Our public schools must be hospitable to students
from a variety of backgrounds, regardless of their faith. A Christmas
concert dominated by religious carols, Christian music in the school
office, and a creationism video in science class with a theological
message are not reflective of religious neutrality, but instead appear
to be school endorsement of the Christian religion.
Celebrations of holidays and expressions of religious
belief enrich the personal and spiritual lives of many Americans. But
those practices belong in a house of worship, in private religious
schools, in the home, and in the heart - not in the public schools. Our
public schools should inculcate students with understanding and respect
for diversity, as well as a spirit of tolerance, acceptance and
A sturdy wall separating church and state is essential to
preserving and promoting freedom of religion in our increasingly
Consequently, promotion of religious views, such as that
which took place in this Colorado public school, is inconsistent with
the guarantees of religious liberty in the First Amendment (ADL Not Out to Censor Christmas)
San Francisco, CA, May 15, 2008 … The Anti-Defamation
League (ADL) welcomed today's California Supreme Court decision
supporting the right of same-sex couples to marry. The court held that
under California law, the right to marry is a fundamental right,
integral to an individual's autonomy, and that banning same-sex couples
from marrying violates the California Constitution.
ADL issued the following statement:
We are pleased by the court's decision
supporting the right of same-sex couples to marry, and welcome this
reaffirmation of equal protection for all.
We are also gratified that the Court
agreed with our assertion that the law raised privacy issues, exposing
gay individuals "to detrimental treatment by those who continue to
harbor prejudices that have been rejected by California society at
With this decision, California has taken a
significant step forward in the pursuit of individual liberty and
freedom from discrimination for all.
ADL has regional offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Barbara, San Diego and San Francisco. ADL joined a coalition brief, authored by the law firm Proskauer Rose LLP. (ADL Welcomes California Supreme Court Decision In Support Of Same Sex Marriage.)
"I have long admired the work of the
Anti-Defamation League from afar, and now to receive your welcome and
your assurances of our hope for future cooperation, which I
enthusiastically share, means very much to me"?
Timothy "I aim to be a happy 'bishop'" Dolan
admires the "work of the Anti-Defamation League from afar." Indeed, he
admires the "work of the Anti-Defamation League" from such a "distance"
that he cannot see or refuses to admit publicly that the Anti-Defamation
League is a tool of the devil to promote one objective evil after
another under cover of the civil law and throughout the course popular
culture and that it is imperative to pray, fast and to make many
sacrifices to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and
Immaculate Heart of Mary to pray for their conversion just as the Mother
of God herself effected the conversion of the Catholic-hating Jew named
Alphonse Ratisbonne on January 20, 1842, by means of the Miraculous
Medal as she appeared to him as she does on that Medal in the Church of
San Andrea delle Fratte in Rome, Italy.
Pope Saint Pius X Contra Timothy Dolan
POPE: We are unable to
favor this movement [of Zionism]. We cannot prevent the Jews from going
to Jerusalem—but we could never sanction it. The ground of Jerusalem, if
it were not always sacred, has been sanctified by the life of Jesus
Christ. As the head of the Church I cannot answer you otherwise. The Jews have not recognized our Lord, therefore we cannot recognize the Jewish people.
HERZL: [The conflict
between Rome and Jerusalem, represented by the one and the other of us,
was once again under way. At the outset I tried to be conciliatory. I
said my little piece. . . . It didn’t greatly impress him. Jerusalem was
not to be placed in Jewish hands.] And its present status, Holy Father?
POPE: I know, it is disagreeable to see the Turks in possession of our
Holy Places. We simply have to put up with it. But to sanction the
Jewish wish to occupy these sites, that we cannot do.
HERZL: [I said that we based our movement solely on the sufferings
of the Jews, and wished to put aside all religious issues].
POPE: Yes, but we, but I as the head of the Catholic Church, cannot do this. One of two things will likely happen. Either the Jews will retain their ancient faith and continue to await
the Messiah whom we believe has already appeared—in which case they are
denying the divinity of Jesus and we cannot assist them. Or else they
will go there with no religion whatever, and then we can have nothing at
all to do with them. The Jewish faith was the foundation of our own,
but it has been superceded by the teachings of Christ, and we cannot
admit that it still enjoys any validity. The Jews who should have been
the first to acknowledge Jesus Christ have not done so to this day.
HERZL: [It was on the tip of my tongue to remark, “It happens in every
family: no one believes in his own relative.” But, instead, I said:]
Terror and persecution were not precisely the best means for converting
the Jews. [His reply had an element of grandeur in its simplicity:]
POPE: Our Lord came without power. He came in peace. He persecuted no
one. He was abandoned even by his apostles. It was only later that he
attained stature. It took three centuries for the Church to evolve. The
Jews therefore had plenty of time in which to accept his divinity
without duress or pressure. But they chose not to do so, and they have
not done it yet.
HERZL: But, Holy
Father, the Jews are in a terrible plight. I do not know if Your
Holiness is aware of the full extent of their tragedy. We need a land
for these harried people.
POPE: Must it be Jerusalem?
HERZL: We are not asking for Jerusalem, but for Palestine—for only the secular land.
POPE: We cannot be in favor of it.
[Editor Lowenthal interjects here] Here unrelenting replacement
theology is plainly upheld as the norm of the Roman Catholic Church.
Further, this confession, along with the whole tone of the Pope in his
meeting with Herzl, indicates the perpetuation of a doctrinal emphasis
that has resulted in centuries of degrading behavior toward the Jews.
However, this response has the “grandeur” of total avoidance of that
which Herzl had intimated, namely that the abusive reputation of Roman
Catholicism toward the Jews was unlikely to foster conversion. Further,
if, “It took three centuries for the Church to evolve,” it was that very
same period of time that it took for the Church to consolidate and
launch its thrust of anti-Semitism through the following centuries.
HERZL: Does Your Holiness know the situation of the Jews?
POPE: Yes, from my days in Mantua, where there are Jews. I have always
been in friendly relations with Jews. Only the other evening two Jews
were here to see me. There are other bonds than those of religion:
social intercourse, for example, and philanthropy. Such bonds we do not
refuse to maintain with the Jews. Indeed we also pray for them, that
their spirit see the light. This very day the Church is celebrating the
feast of an unbeliever who became converted in a miraculous manner—on
the road to Damascus. And so if you come to Palestine and settle your people there, we will be ready with churches and priests to baptize all of you. (Marvin Lowenthal, The Diaries of Theodore Herzl.)
Saint John Chrysostom Contra Conciliarism in General and Ratzinger/Benedict and his Stooges in Particular
Let that be your judgment about the
synagogue, too. For they brought the books of Moses and the prophets
along with them into the synagogue, not to honor them but to outrage
them with dishonor. When they say that Moses and the prophets knew not
Christ and said nothing about his coming, what greater outrage could
they do to those holy men than to accuse them of failing to recognize
their Master, than to say that those saintly prophets are partners of
their impiety? And so it is that we must hate both them and
their synagogue all the more because of their offensive treatment of
those holy men." (Saint John Chrysostom, Fourth Century, A.D., Saint John Chrysostom: Eight Homilies Against the Jews.)
Many, I know, respect the Jews and think
that their present way of life is a venerable one. This is why I hasten
to uproot and tear out this deadly opinion. I said that the synagogue is
no better than a theater and I bring forward a prophet as my witness.
Surely the Jews are not more deserving of belief than their prophets.
"You had a harlot's brow; you became shameless before all". Where a
harlot has set herself up, that place is a brothel. But the synagogue is
not only a brothel and a theater; it also is a den of robbers and a
lodging for wild beasts. Jeremiah said: "Your house has become
for me the den of a hyena". He does not simply say "of wild beast", but
"of a filthy wild beast", and again: "I have abandoned my house, I have
cast off my inheritance". But when God forsakes a people, what
hope of salvation is left? When God forsakes a place, that place becomes
the dwelling of demons.
(2) But at any rate the Jews say that they,
too, adore God. God forbid that I say that. No Jew adores God! Who says
so? The Son of God says so. For he said: "If you were to know my
Father, you would also know me. But you neither know me nor do you know
my Father". Could I produce a witness more trustworthy than the Son of
(3) If, then, the Jews fail to know the Father, if
they crucified the Son, if they thrust off the help of the Spirit, who
should not make bold to declare plainly that the synagogue is a dwelling
of demons? God is not worshipped there. Heaven forbid! From now
on it remains a place of idolatry. But still some people pay it honor
as a holy place. (Saint John Chrysostom: Eight Homilies Against the Jews)