Despite his pro-abortion stance, his pro-sodomite stance, etc., the plain truth of the matter is that Barack Obama received the votes of the majority of American Roman Catholics! 56% of Roman Catholics voted for him.[iii] How could this be? Simple: the Roman Catholic hierarchy urged American Papists to vote for Obama. Why, you ask? Again, simple: Rome saw what it could achieve through Obama, a man it had been supporting with funds and training for years in fact, and thus, as is Rome’s way, it turned a blind eye to his stance on abortion and other matters. When it comes to international affairs, Obama and the Vatican are in agreement – and this is the bigger picture which interests the Vatican, not whether or not Obama supports abortion. In addition, the bishops support Obama’s Socialist health care reform legislation, and his other Socialist policies: favouring world government, opposing capital punishment, favouring illegal immigration, promoting the “global warming” myth, scaling back and eventually stopping America’s war against Islamic terrorism, denying Americans’ right to bear arms, etc. “Bluntly put, Barack Obama was the pope’s man in this last election. Even if the Vatican truly does care about the unborn, the Vatican cares far more for the advance of Roman Catholic social policies which create social conditions most conducive to the expansion of papal power.”[iv]
This is why, for example, an organisation called “Roman Catholics for Obama” stated on its website before the election that Obama was “the candidate whose views are most compatible with the Catholic outlook” – despite his pro-abortion stance.[v] And this is why, in its official document entitled Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: a Call to Political Responsibility, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, without actually naming Obama, urged their people to vote for him, by spelling out Roman Catholic social doctrine in such a way that no one who read it could be in any doubt that Obama was the man who, in their view, encapsulated most of what they were looking for in a politician. As the document states at one point: “There may be times when a Catholic who rejects a candidate’s unacceptable position [i.e. Obama’s position on abortion] may decide to vote for that candidate for other morally grave reasons”. Exactly what those “other reasons” are, is outlined in no uncertain terms in the document: a national health care system; “rights” for illegal immigrants; the fight against “global warming”; radical environmentalism; the fight against “global poverty” through “development aid” to poor countries; a world political authority; etc.
And 56% of Papists then played a huge part in getting Obama into the White House.