Obama hires apostate Catholic to counter Catholic bishops campaign

President Obama has hired Michael Wear, an apostate Catholic who belongs to a ‘nondenominational, evangelical-style church in Washington’, to counter the Bishops campaign to protect religious freedom in the US.

CNN reports:

‘Michael Wear, who currently serves as executive assistant to the executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will join the Obama campaign in Chicago as faith vote coordinator, a campaign official said.’

Wear, who was raised a Catholic but now attends a nondenominational, evangelical-style church in Washington, has spearheaded White House outreach to evangelicals and has focused on policy issues like adoption throughout Obama’s first term.

A source close to the campaign said the decision to hire a faith-focused staffer was provoked largely by continuing criticism of the administration from America’s Roman Catholic bishops and conservative Catholic organizations.

“I don’t think the campaign originally had this position in its box,” said a source close to the campaign, who refused to speak on the record because the person was discussing sensitive issues.

But persistent opposition from Catholic groups sent the message that this was something (the campaign) had to think about longer-term,” the source said.

Sources close to the campaign say the timing of Wear’s hiring was not dictated by the controversy over Obama’s support for legalized same-sex marriage. After Obama announced his support, he hosted a conference call with 13 pastors Wednesday to talk about his views.

The Catholic bishops and conservative Catholic groups have attacked Obama over a proposed rule that would require all employees, including those at Catholic institutions other than churches, to have access to free contraception. Those camps have also alleged that the White House is waging a broader assault on Americans’ religious liberty.

Protect the Pope comment: The idea that President Obama has hired an apostate Catholic to get out the Catholic vote for the November presidential election is mind-boggling inept. But then President Obama has already lost the vote of faithful and loyal Catholics so it makes no difference who he appoints.

Michael Wear may get a good response from evangelicals because he’s rejected Catholicism and joined an evangelical community, but to think that this will go down well with genuine Catholics is just dumb.

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/15/in-face-of-faith-based-attacks-obama-campaign-hires-faith-outreach-director/

5 comments to Obama hires apostate Catholic to counter Catholic bishops campaign

  • Appreciative Protestant reader

    Hasn’t Obama lost the American evangelicals as well? The evangelicals over there are mostly either fundamentalists/neo-fundamentalists or ‘Christianity lite’ mega-churchers like Joel Osteen and Rick Warren. And they are almost all Republican voters.

  • Karla

    Hiring him is not going to make an ounce of difference. Peoples eyes are now wide open from the wool that had been pulled over many by Barack Obama in 2008. He has gone back on key promises he made to Catholics about protecting conscience rights and until there is full religious freedom from this disgusting HHS mandate the Bishops will not rest. All US Bishops, 191, denounced the mandate.

  • asrajit

    Obama has missed a trick here. He should have at least have gone for ” Tablet” reading Catholics in name only- the ones who do more harm than those who have left the Church.

  • mare

    Obama lost any crumb of trust from all “genuine Catholics ” when he had Jesus’ holy .name covered up at Notre Dame . He & Nancy Pelosi have been rewriting The Gospel. They are not authentic Christians-it’s obvious by what they profess. They have fooled only the liberals. But God will not be mocked. He will have the final Word in the end.
    Those who twist The Gospel for their own agendas will one day face Him & it won’t be a happy meeting unless they repent & convert before they drag
    A lot of liberal people with them to their demise. Sad how we live in a time where not everyone means the same thing when they speak of “Faith”. Some have been following “the gospel of self absorption.” Teach your children the Truth. It looks like Obama is going the college route again.
    And by the way- Obama is both black & white even tho he has only identified with blacks. Now he is offending believing black Christians too with his announcements. The Muslims can’t be too happy with him either. Some of them believe that homosexuals should be killed. His attempt to gain votes by his new ” revelation could cause a danger risk if he doesn’t change his ways. Pray for him. There have been miraculous conversions. God loves all His children- He is waiting with mercy for even &especially disobedient
    ones. He doesn’t give up on any of us until we take our last breath. I honestly hope he will change. He reminds me of a child who lies until he gets caught. It sometimes takes a hard lesson for the truth to come out of a wayward .

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