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Hillary Clinton ripped as ‘scheming, robotic liar’ by Catholic bishop after WikiLeaks dump

Hillary Clinton ripped as ‘scheming, robotic liar’ by Catholic bishop after WikiLeaks dump

Douglas Ernst | The Washington Times

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput used a weekly column to excoriate a “scheming” Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign for anti-Catholic bigotry on Thursday.

Thousands of hacked emails by Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta have embarrassed Mrs. Clinton since last Friday and revealed her key allies talking about ways to ignite a “Catholic Spring.” Documentsobtained by the nonprofit WikiLeaks show Mr. Podesta and Sandy Newman, president of the nonprofit group Voices for Progress, mulling ways to end the “middle ages dictatorship” of the Catholic church.

“We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this,” Mr. Podesta said Feb. 2, 2012, in response to Mr. Newman’s “Catholic Spring” idea. “But I think it lacks the leadership to do so now. Likewise Catholics United. Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have to be bottom up. I’ll discuss with Tara. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is the other person to consult.”

Archbishop Chaputblasted the exchange, as well as another by John Halpin of the Center for American Progress that labeled Catholics “severely backwards” on gender relations.

“It would be wonderful for the Clinton campaign to repudiate the content of these ugly WikiLeaks emails. All of us backward-thinking Catholics who actually believe what Scripture and the Church teach would be so very grateful,” Archbishop Chaputwrote. “In the meantime, a friend describes the choice facing voters in November this way: A vulgar, boorish lout and disrespecter of women, with a serious impulse control problem; or a scheming, robotic liar with a lifelong appetite for power and an entourage riddled with anti-Catholic bigots.”

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