Nov 14, 2008

Pro-life Catholic picket of Barack Hussein Obama shill Kmiec at St. John's Seminary was a big success this past Tuesday night

The pro-life Catholic candlelight picket of St. John's Seminary in Camarillo that I mentioned would take place Tuesday night turned out to be a big success.

Kudos to everyone involved! Good job!

Good friend Kenneth Fisher reports, in a comment on my post about the event, that 40-50 pro-lifers prayed the Rosary at the seminary's main entrance and that some people who attended Barack Hussein Obama shill Kmiec's lecture thanked the pro-lifers for being there.

Thanks very much to commenter Trubador for providing a link (click on this post's title) to the next morning's report about the event in the Ventura County Star.

The paper quoted pro-life Gary Schuberg of Camarillo as saying, "Our message is that you can't in good conscience support Obama[,] because of his stance on abortion."

Could it possibly be that Kmiec expects to be rewarded for his touting of abortion extremist Barack Hussein Obama, maybe with a federal judgeship or a post at the White House or Justice Department?

Those are small rewards for turning your back on God's little preborn babies.


Blogger CDE said...

I attended the talk on Tuesday. In short, the presentation was intellectually disappointing and morally disturbing.

I don't doubt his sincerity, but I do believe he has deceived himself, and it's sobering to think of the way he may have caused others to stumble.

He spent the first ten minutes flattering the Vincentian Fathers (who hosted the event) by telling friendly stories about their community, the priest after whom the lecture series was named, etc. Tedious.

He talked about how he first met Barack, and how he had challenged him on several occasions about the life issues, but from there it devolved into a personal testimony about Barack's greatness. He had three stories, each of which I found not only unimpressive, but actually unsettling. One story had to do with Barack's response to some evangelical asking him if he thought Jesus was the way, the truth, and the life. Barack shook his head and said no. When asked for clarification, Barack said, "I would say that Jesus is MY way, but not THE way" and went on to say that he couldn't fathom that his mother, a virtuous non-believer, would not be going to heaven. Kmiec was quite taken by this response to the "fundamentalist."

Kmiec is, quite literally, an apostle for Barack. And he gave the impression that those who disagree with Barack just don't understand him, while he, as an eyewitness, can testify on his behalf.

Then he made a half-dozen unrelated points, none of which were terribly convincing in themselves or even corporately. He would present facts, but then interpret them in highly dubious ways. Several sets of false alternatives being presenting as angst-inducing dilemmas. Never even a mention of the concept of a third-party or protest vote.

He spoke of Chaput as an advisor and friend, which I thought was a bit unjust, given Chaput's clarification on that score.

Then he ended his lecture with several minutes of nursing his wounds from the experience of being denied communion. He described it as "the experience of being damned." He described it as a humiliation he would never get over. "I will always feel condemned for choosing a man who lives the Beatitudes." Then closed with a quote from Tolstoy: "God knows the truth, but waits."

Kmiec strikes me as a man who reasons out of his emotions. The martyr complex is especially unfortunate, but typical of a dissenter who somehow confuses prophetic witness with caving to the cultural path of least resistance.

His lecture lasted more than an hour, so there were only 10 minutes of Q&A. Three questions asked. All good questions. Didn't really feel he answered any of them satisfactorily.

He did say that if Pope Benedict were to clarify his note about "proportionate reasons," and told him that he (Kmiec) had interpreted it wrongly, he would recant his position. That, at least, impressed me. He's not beyond hope.

However, as someone else pointed out to me, "he's basically predicated his repentance on something we all know the Pope is very unlikely to do. It's not his job to micromanage the voter's conscience."

And I agree. Kmiec demands lots of answers from the Church, but almost none of Barack. Very odd.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Clayton,

Good to hear from you!

Thank you very much for writing this thorough account of what Kmiec said.
And you have solid, sound insights.

Everyone should read your report!

10:17 PM  

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