DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - In a new Wikileaks exposé, John Podesta, campaign chief for Hillary Clinton, admits to creating an organization masquerading as Catholic in order to get Catholics to vote for liberal causes. Emails also show his friend Sandy Newman plotting liberal revolution within the Church, insisting they will "demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship."
A Wikileaks email dump this morning reveals emails between Newman, founder and president of Voices for Progress, and Clinton campaign chair Podesta in 2012 complaining about the U.S. bishops and their fight against the HHS Mandate. Newman wrote:
This whole controversy with the bishops opposing contraceptive coverage even though 98% of Catholic women (and their conjugal partners) have used contraception has me thinking ... There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic church. (emphasis added)
Newman continued, "Is contraceptive coverage an issue around which that could happen? The Bishops will undoubtedly continue the fight. Does the Catholic Hospital Association support of the Administration's new policy, together with 'the 98%' create an opportunity? "
He went on to discuss planting the seeds of revolution in the Church: "I have not thought at all about how one would 'plant the seeds of the revolution,' or who would plant them" (emphasis added).
Podesta answers: "We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this."
Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good is a Catholic outreach whose true agenda is to liberalize Church teaching on abortion, contraception and gay marriage, among other things. The group uses the cover of Pope Francis and his "message of inclusion," and cites magisterial documents claiming to support "human dignity," "the common good," "economic justice," "stewardship of God's creation," nuclear "disarmament," and other commonly proffered social justice issues.
Podesta went on in the same email to clarify that this revolution will have to be a grassroots effort: "Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have to be bottom up."