Posted by Oakes Spalding on 2/28/17
According to America magazine, Tom Perez, the new Chair of the Democratic National Committee, has “deep Jesuit connections.”
And once again, Antonio “Sock-Puppet” Spadaro, the Jesuit and close confidante of Francis, who many have called the “Vice-Pope,” cannot hide his Twitter glee.
Perez is a radical leftist lawyer and fallen away Catholic who nevertheless salts his political activism with the occasional “spiritual” quote:
(My parents told me) In order to get to heaven, you have to have letters of reference from poor people.
Perez mentioned that in a 2016 interview, but the sentiment is a paraphrase from a well-noticed comment made by the non-denominational pastor of Riverside Church in 2004.
I think that was after Perez had left home.
It’s no wonder that others have noticed his “glaring inability to tell the truth.”
But one of the things that Perez is also known for, as assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, is leading Obama administration efforts to harass pro-life advocates using the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act. The extended campaign yielded zero convictions as well as an embarrassing rebuke and fine from a Federal Judge.
LifeSiteNews reported in 2013:
Last September Perez boasted, “We have opened 20 civil investigations under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, and filed eight complaints under the Act – compared to just one civil FACE Act case in the eight years of the previous administration.”
But his dogged pursuit of pro-life activists has earned his department a hefty fine – and a federal judge’s suspicion he was colluding with abortion providers.
In April, the Justice Department paid Mary Susan Pine $120,000 in lawyers’ fees after wrongly accusing her of violating the 1994 FACE law.
Federal Judge Kenneth Ryskamp pointedly questioned whether the prosecution “was the product of a concerted effort between the Government and the [abortion provider], which began well before the date of the incident at issue, to quell Ms. Pine’s activities.” On the merits, he wrote, he was “at a loss” to explain how the case ever came to be prosecuted.
The case ended the way it did in large part due to the courage and commitment of Pine:
The prosecuting attorneys repeatedly offered plea bargains in exchange for Pine to agree to end her witness for the unborn. “For awhile they wanted $10,000,” Pine said. “Then they decided would drop the $10,000 if I didn’t go in front of any [abortion] clinic in the country.”
“There was no question that I would fight it. I didn’t want to make any kind of deals like they had suggested during mediation,” she said.
According to Pine, the pressure made her more resilient than ever. “I didn’t stop,” Pine said. “I continued to do exactly what I had been doing for the past 20 years and didn’t change anything.”
Pine is a Christian heroine and crusader for the lives of innocents. So, naturally, the players and leaders of the mutation that we call FrancisChurch are lauding her persecutors.
The Monty-Pythonesque association of “deep Jesuit connections” would almost be funny if the situation wasn’t so grotesque and tragic.