The truth is that Obama disdains religion as the refuge of people embittered by economic adversity and genuinely religious people of all faiths except Satanism will be rejecting Obama as a false savior and keeping their faith instead of leaping FROM their faith and America's traditional values into the abyss of elitist secular extremism/extreme political correctness/moral relativism.
Newsday, Long Island's notoriously anti-Catholic newspaper, is spinning wildly to try to contain the damage from rookie United States Senator and presidential hopeful Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.'s self-inflicted wound: the gaffe of dissing religion in general and small town America values in particular while a tape was running.
The misleading headline of the lead Election 2008 article in the April 14, 2008 issue is "Obama seeks a leap of faith."
The article, by Glenn Thrush and Nia-Malika Henderson, reported that the Obama campaign is targeting Catholics as a "key voting bloc nationwide" and "Obama's failure to connect with a majority of Catholics in the Democratic primaries is one of his campaign's biggest headaches--one that poses a major threat to his chances of winning heavily-Catholic Pennsylvania next week and the big prize in November, experts say."
But the truth is that Obama disdains religion as the refuge of people embittered by economic adversity and genuinely religious people of all faiths except Satanism will be rejecting Obama as a false savior and keeping their faith instead of leaping FROM their faith and America's traditional values into the abyss of elitist secular extremism/extreme political correctness/moral relativism.
Democrat, Republican or independent, a genuine Catholic cannot be comfortable with a candidate so extreme as to deny Fourteenth Amendment protection to babies born alive as a result of botched abortions.
In targeting Catholic voters (and their eternal souls), Obama is preaching in favor of abandonment of faith.
Catholic voters, beware.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains, "Our moral life has its source in faith in God who reveals his love to us."
Obama would be well advised to stop denigrating the faith of others and asking voters to leap FROM faith.
Newsday: "Obama wasn't talking about Catholics specifically when he claimed small-town Americans were bitter and cling to guns and religion--but it will hardly help him make up lost ground."
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.