The evidence is mounting that the March on America last Sunday ostensibly to promote Amnesty and “social justice” for immigrants and refugees was a shameful display of anti-Americanism with an out and out socialist/communist agenda (see three previous posts here, here and here).
Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media was there, and in a piece yesterday mostly on Obamacare and how the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) was duplicitous in its position on abortion in the Health Care bill he reports the following about the USCCB’s role in the rally. Hat tip Richard Falknor at Blue Ridge Forum.
The Catholic Church is quickly moving ahead to pass a bill to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. It is significant that on Sunday, as national health care legislation was passing the House, the Catholic Bishops were promoting a rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to force congressional passage of “comprehensive immigration reform.” The rally was preceded by a Mass in support of immigrants with celebrants Cardinal Mahony and Bishop Wester at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Washington, D.C.
The Center for Community Change (CCC), supported by hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Open Society Institute of George Soros, organized the demonstration, operating through the front group called “Reform Immigration for America.” The CCC has also been supported by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, an arm of the Catholic Bishops. John Carr, the Bishops’ director for justice, peace and human development, once sat on the board of the CCC.
One of the key sponsors of the pro-amnesty rally was the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, an organization established by the Bishops which has received at least $530,000 from the Open Society Institute.
Germonique R. Ulmer, CCC director of media relations, denied this columnist press credentials to cover the rally, saying, “I’ve been informed by trusted sources that you are not a legitimate news gathering operation.”
I went anyway and took a series of photos of the demonstrators and the assorted Marxists who were there passing out their Spanish-language pro-communist literature. The demonstrators carried many different signs, one of them saying, “Catholic Campaign for Immigration Reform,” with a reference to “Justice for Immigrants” in smaller letters. The “Justice for Immigrants” project is officially sponsored by the Catholic Bishops.
The Marxist conquest of America is on track, and it is being disguised in Catholic religious garb. The problem isn’t just Stupak; it’s the Catholic Church hierarchy. They were playing conservatives like suckers.
Read Mr. Kincaid’s whole piece, here.
For new readers: Note that the USCCB is one of the Top Ten federal refugee contractors and they receive 95% of their funding to resettle refugees from you, the taxpayer, here. That does not include many millions more going to Catholic Charities in your cities. And, to add insult to injury, some of those Catholic Charities are bringing cities to an unsustainable immigrant level and then as we have reported ad nauseum on these pages the refugees are being left high and dry in terrible living conditions (more money, please!). Some charity huh—they take your money then they don’t take good care of the refugees and show no compassion for Americans whose lives are turned upside down with huge immigrant populations in maxed-out cities.
To be fair, it isn’t just the Catholics, the Lutherans are deep into this strategy as well, here.
Update: Here is an SEIU youtube clip of the event—note Andy Stern spoke.