Clerical Left Attack People, Ignore Doctrine

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by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  November 8, 2017   

Saul Alinsky: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it"

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Leftist clerics push non-doctrinal social justice issues like open borders and racism while attacking those who point out their doctrinal errors.

Clerics like Fr. James Martin, S.J. and Bp. Robert McElroy of San Diego shut down dialogue regarding their divergence from Church teaching by ridiculing those who attempt to discuss it. They act like socialist politicians who learned from the late Saul Alinsky how to push a radical agenda. They call faithful Catholics concerned with Church teaching "bigots" and say they're a "cancer" in the Church.

In his famous left-wing playbook, Rules for Radicals, Alinsky in 1971 wrote, "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also, it infuriates the opposition who then react to your advantage."

To control the dialogue he urged radicals to "[p]ick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it."

Liberal clerics can't enter into an honest and open debate on Church teaching without exposing themselves as being anti-Catholic. Catholic teaching makes clear homosexual acts are intrinsically evil, and receiving Holy Communion in a state of mortal sin is a sacrilege. So they discredit the messenger while ignoring the message.

Alt-right is one such label left-wing clerics like Fr. Martin throw at concerned Catholics, including Church Militant. The term "alt-right" is bound up in racism, and homosexualists like Martin make the exercising of homosexual tendencies out to be a civil right. It's no wonder leftist prelates like Cdl. Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. are currently denouncing racism, and Martin is now claiming, "Racism in the U.S. is our greatest injustice."

Watch the panel discuss how liberals attack truth in The Download—The Left's Playbook.
 

 

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Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.

Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th. is a staff writer for ChurchMilitant.com.

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