Friday, February 05, 2010

Obama's Faith Based appointee under fire

Harry Knox, Obama's appointed member of the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, once again demonstrated his attitude toward the Catholic faith, its teachings and leader by reaffirming his belief that the Pope “is hurting people in the name of Jesus” by not promoting the use of condoms as a means to control the spread of HIV. Letter to the president from Roman Catholics
    Dear Mr. President,

    The self-proclaimed anti-Catholic bigot you appointed to head up faith-based partnerships has reiterated his deep seeded prejudice against the Pope and the teachings of the Catholic Church, and your failure to remove him from office speaks volumes about how much you really value respect for diversity and religious differences.

    We first warned you in a May 2009 letter that Knox’s long and tainted history of bashing the leader of our faith stood in direct opposition to the community he was tasked with building.

    But you never responded. You never acknowledged that his appointment to the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships stood in sharp contrast with the Council’s mission to “bring everyone together – from both the secular and faith-based communities.”

    In fact, you never even acknowledged that Knox’s comments were the least bit offensive, even when we gave you the benefit of the doubt that perhaps you were unaware of Knox’s prejudices before appointing him.

    Now that Mr. Knox has again offended millions of Catholic Americans – standing behind his brazen assertion that the Pope “is hurting people in the name of Jesus” – we can only interpret your continued silence and complicity with his grave offense as wholehearted support for this bigot and his words of hatred.

    We are now forced to demand the firing of Harry Knox. It is the only remaining action you can take to dissuade faithful Catholics that your Council is not a sham and that your “commitment to diversity” is an absolute mockery.


    John Boehner
    House Republican Leader
    Member of Congress

    Rep. Thaddeus McCotter
    Member of Congress

    L. Brent Bozell, III
    Founder and President
    Media Research Center

    Alfred S. Regnery
    The American Spectator

    Richard Viguerie
    American Target Advertising

    Thomas Peters
    American Papist Blog

    Dr. Kevin Roberts
    Executive Director
    Catholic Families for America

    Larry Cirignano
    Faithful Catholic Citizens

1 comment:

Steve Martin said...

I think I would be shocked if one of Obama's appointees didn't rip into 'Christianity' for some perceived offense.