Thursday, June 25, 2009

"Catholics United" launch radio ad to pressure Congressman Joe Donnelly on cap and trade

A group calling themselves "Catholics United" has launched a pressure ad against South Bend Democratic Congressman Joe Donnelly. Donnelly, a Roman Catholic, represents a largely Roman Catholic district that includes Notre Dame University.

The ad airing today features Sister Sharon Dillon, a supposed Franciscan nun with South Bend ties. Here is the complete text of the audio:

This is Sister Sharon Dillon, and I'm a Franciscan from South Bend. My family has lived in South Bend for four generations, and I know times have never been tougher. I understand the frustration and the fear of so many in our community.
But there's hope for the future.
Congress will soon vote on The American Clean Energy and Security Act, which reduces our dependence on foreign oil, protects our environment, and creates thirty-eight thousand clean energy jobs here in Indiana - jobs building wind farms and solar panels, which can never be outsourced.
Together, we can create a healthier and more prosperous world. For me, it's not about partisan politics. It's about values and families, human dignity and the common good.
Please, call Congressman Joe Donnelly at (202) 225-3915 and ask him to support the energy bill. Because when it comes to jobs, the environment, and a future for our families, we are all in this together.
Paid for by Catholics United


The bill is called The American Clean Energy and Security Act. Clean energy? Clean energy is good. Security? Security is good. The bill must be good.

A Catholic nun is in favor of this bill. Nuns are good, so the bill must be good.

The Catholic nun (who we've already established is good) says this bill will reduce dependence on foreign oil, keep the environment clean and create thousands of jobs right here (nuns would never lie--it's part of the job, right?). All that stuff is good. The bill must be good.

The ads were paid for by Catholics United. Catholics are good. Being united is good. The bill must be good.

But, just to be safe, let's take a closer look at the bill and at Catholics United.

Hmm. The American Clean Energy and Security Act is the nice name for the cap and trade bill: the legislation creating the single highest energy tax in American history. This legislation targets the production economy of the Midwest so hard, which Indiana is a part, it would put thousands out of work and hike utility costs for everyone. (Sorry, Sister).

But don't take my word for it, here's the analysis from The Heritage Foundation:

An analysis of the Waxman-Markey bill (as reported out of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce) by The Heritage Foundation found that unemployment will increase by nearly 2 million in 2012, the first year of the program, and reach nearly 2.5 million in 2035, the last year of the analysis. Total GDP loss by 2035 would be $9.4 trillion. The national debt would balloon as the economy slowed, saddling a family of four with $114,915 of additional national debt. Families would also suffer, as the bill would slap the equivalent of a $4,609 tax on a family of four by 2035.[1]

And that group that contains the words "Catholic" and "United" in the title? Well, it seems that is yet another George Soros front group.

The group's web site contains statements of support for pro-abortion HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Obama's controversial candidate as ambassador to the Holy See, Miguel Diaz. And in a statement about the tragic murder of Kansas abortionist, George Tiller this group writes the following:

We fear, however, that this murder is a byproduct of increasingly hateful and intolerant language on the part of some militant opponents of legal abortion...
As for Sister Sharon Dillon, who has chosen to do the work of George Soros, I leave the words of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, one of the most revered and iconic people of her calling:

"The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between. "

So tell me, is Sister Dillon being the "pencil in the hand of God" as Mother Teresa called all of us to be?

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