In 2016, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, lavishly funded by Soros, worked against the Catholic Church’s efforts to promote religious liberty; the Church was campaigning against the HHS abortion-inducing mandate being foisted on it by the Obama administration
How so? By promoting abortion and working to sideline the Catholic Church. His many foundations, in particular his Open Society Foundations, fund anti-Catholic projects in Ireland, as well as in many African, Asian, and Latin American nations.
AP would have us believe that Soros has "advanced human rights," along with many other noble goals. In fact, Soros has funded more anti-Catholic groups than any person in American history. That he is a self-hating Jew who has worked tirelessly against Israel is also indisputable. Not for Catholics.
The Soros document that Jones cited shows how Soros’ Open Society Foundations boasted that if they won in Ireland, "a win there could impact other strongly Catholic countries in Europe, such as Poland, and provide much needed proof that change is possible, even in highly conservative places."
Soros has also funded Catholics United, a bogus Catholic group that triggered a campaign against me in 2008. Its sole purpose is to sell the invidious notion that being pro-abortion is an acceptable Catholic position. It tried to get me kicked off CNN and it abetted a failed IRS probe against me. Catholics for Choice is a pro-abortion, anti-Catholic letterhead that has no members, but is nicely greased by Soros.
Supreme Court. In 2005, the Soros-funded PAC arm of MoveOn.org posted a smiling picture of Pope Benedict XVI holding a gavel outside the U.S. Above the picture it said, "God Already has a Job…He does not need one on the Supreme Court. Protect the Supreme Court Rules."
I am a sociologist, too, and I see the broadcaster’s remark as spot-on. He must resort to conjecture: He offers no evidence that anti-Semitism is driving Soros’ critics. A Polish sociologist, who relies totally on conjecture, is then mentioned.
In 2007, the Jewish Forward said that "The editor of the New Republic, Martin Peretz, renewed an attack on Soros that he began a month ago when he called the Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor a cog in the Hitlerite wheel." In 2016, the Jerusalem Post noted that some hacked emails show that the stated goal of Soros’ Open Society Foundations was "challenging Israel’s racist and anti-democratic policies."
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After quoting a Catholic woman broadcaster from Poland accusing Soros of using his foundations to "finance anti-Christian and anti-national activities," the story says, "Sociologists see such rhetoric…as a modern manifestation of old anti-Semitic conspiracies."
In 2003, the ADL accused Soros of blaming anti-Semitism in Israel on the Israeli government. In 2006, an article in the Jerusalem Post accused Soros of weakening support for Israel in the Democratic Party, seeking "to undermine Israel’s positions in the U.S. Jews have been harshly critical of Soros as well. in general."
Guilty as charged—injecting himself into the sovereign affairs of other nations is what Soros does. The AP story focuses mostly on Soros’ campaigns in Central and Eastern Europe, detailing his work amidst charges that he is interfering in the internal affairs of these nations.
Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, which had its IRS tax-exempt status pulled in 2013, is a real Soros gem. We know this because of the infamous Wikileaks documents. It was founded by John Podesta for the purpose of planting "the seeds of the revolution" in the Catholic Church.
Yet not a single anti-Semitic quote that his critics have made is cited. The AP news story is a wholly indefensible whitewash of George Soros, one that accuses his critics of anti-Semitism.
I will now do what AP cannot do: I will offer proof of my accusations against Soros. I could say a whole lot more, but the following will do.
NEW YORK, May 16, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to an AP story, "Demonization of Soros Recalls Old anti-Semitic Conspiracies," written by Vanessa Gera:
Jones also detailed similar efforts in Mexico, Zambia, Nigeria, and Tanzania. "For George Soros, Ireland Abortion Fight May be First Step Against Catholic countries." That was the title of an article last year by Kevin Jones posted on the website of Catholic News Agency. Soros’ foundations funded Abortion Rights Campaign, Amnesty International Ireland, and the Irish Planning Association, all aimed at repealing Ireland’s anti-abortion law.
He is a manipulative atheist billionaire deserving of our condemnation, not commendation. George Soros is no champion of human rights. This news story by AP is an affront to the sensibilities of those Catholics and Jews who know better. Shame on AP for trying to make him a victim—he is a master victimizer.
Would AP do a story painting the primary donor as a hero? Imagine a Catholic foundation that funded a "revolution" in the Jewish community by setting up dummy Jewish organizations.
In 2012, Faith in Public Life, a Soros-funded entity, provided talking points to its ideological kin by instructing them on how to handle "the war on the Catholic Church." The following year, Faithful America, which is funded by Faith in Public Life, condemned two cardinals, and the Catholic University of America, for upholding Catholic values.
Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, [email protected]