A controversial Illinois Catholic bishop, who compared Obama to Hitler earlier this year, has ordered an anti-Obama letter to be read from the pulpit during mass this coming weekend.
Last April, Bishop Daniel Jenky said in a homily that President Obama “now seems intent on following a similar path” to Adolf Hitler because of his “radical, pro abortion and extreme secularist agenda.”
With the Presidential election just days away, Bishop Jenky ordered priests in his diocese of Peoria to read out the following letter during each mass this weekend, according to the National Catholic Reporter. Catholics represent 25 per cent of all registered voters.
"Since the foundation of the American Republic and the adoption of the Bill of Rights, I do not think there has ever been a time more threatening to our religious liberty than the present," Jenky wrote in th letter circulated to clergy in the Catholic Diocese of Peoria.
"Neither the president of the United States nor the current majority of the Federal Senate have been willing to even consider the Catholic community’s grave objections to those HHS mandates that would require all Catholic institutions, exempting only our church buildings, to fund abortion, sterilization, and artificial contraception.
"Nearly two thousand years ago, after our Savior had been bound, beaten, scourged, mocked, and crowned with thorns, a pagan Roman Procurator displayed Jesus to a hostile crowd by sarcastically declaring: Behold your King. The mob roared back: We have no king but Caesar.
"Today, Catholic politicians, bureaucrats, and their electoral supporters who callously enable the destruction of innocent human life in the womb also thereby reject Jesus as their Lord. They are objectively guilty of grave sin.
"For those who hope for salvation, no political loyalty can ever take precedence over loyalty to the Lord Jesus Christ and to his Gospel of Life. God is not mocked, and as the Bible clearly teaches, after this passing instant of life on earth, God’s great mercy in time will give way to God’s perfect judgment in eternity.
"I therefore call upon every practicing Catholic in this Diocese to vote. Be faithful to Christ and to your Catholic Faith."
Bishop Jenky: Obama like Hitler, Stalin