In the latest batch of released WikiLeaks emails, we’re finally getting to see inside the minds of those in the Clinton camp, and it isn’t pretty. One of the latest revelations is a vitriolic attack on a key religious group.
A series of emails from 2011 between John Podesta, current Clinton campaign chair, Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton’s communication director and John Halpin, a fellow the liberal think tank Center for American Progress highlight their downright hostile views of conservative Catholics.
The emails begin with Halpin lambasting Rupert Murdoch and Robert Thompson, editor of the Wall Street Journal, for raising their children as Catholics and wanting to have their children baptized in the Jordan River.
It’s an amazing bastardization of the faith…They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backward gender relations and must be totally unaware of Catholic democracy.” Breitbart says that Palmieri continued, “I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they became evangelicals.
Former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove spoke with Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly on the issue.
“This was thinly veiled religious bigotry, not only against conservative Catholics but also against evangelicals,” Rove said.
He went on in amazement that Christians of any denomination would be mocked for choosing to have their children baptized in the Jordan River, the same place where Jesus was baptized.
“This is unacceptable and Hillary Clinton ought to repudiate it,” Rove added.
Unfortunately, the chances of the mainstream media joining Rove in his calls are likely to fall on deaf ears.
Watch the segment featuring Kelly and Rove here: