Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, is reported to be a Roman Catholic, but that didn’t stop him from plotting to organize an internal “revolution” for a “gender equality” movement within the church.
WikiLeaks has released an email dated February 10, 2012, when left-wing activist Sandy Newman sent Podesta a suggestion that they could use the issue of bishops opposing contraceptive coverage to stir up a “Catholic Spring.”
Newman said, “There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand an end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic church. Is contraceptive coverage an issue around which that could happen.”
Newman is a Jew, and admitted he doesn’t understand too much about the Catholic church and “the economic power it can bring to bear against nuns and priest who count on it for their maintenance.”
He said, “Even if the idea isn’t crazy, I don’t qualify to be involved and I have not thought at all about how one would plant the seeds of a revolution, or who would plant them.”
Podesta responded that they’d already started working on it, saying, “We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this. But I think it lacks the leadership to do so now. Likewise Catholics United. Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have to be bottom up.”
Newman wrote back, “Great, I suppose it’s conceivable that a few organizers could spark a high-profile demonstration or two (a la Occupy) that might turn out to be a spark.”
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