Catholic Church Will Quit Funding Radical Far Left Group ACORN
So let me get this straight…
The Catholic Church was funding a radical Far-Left group?… A group that canvassed for Barack Obama, the most radical pro-abortion and infanticide candidate in the last 35 years?
Who was behind this decision in the first place?
A community grantmaking arm of the U.S. Roman Catholic bishops has cut off all funding for a group embroiled in controversy over claims of voter registration fraud and embezzlement, church leaders said Tuesday.
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development, which supports anti-poverty and social justice programs nationwide, will no longer make grants to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known as ACORN, said Auxiliary Bishop Robert Morin of New Orleans.
The decision was made following claims that nearly $1 million had been embezzled from ACORN by the brother of its founder…
ACORN founder Wade Rathke has defended allowing his brother to make restitution privately, saying that getting law enforcement involved could have risked ACORN’s financial ruin.
New Orleans-based ACORN, which has chapters in 110 cities and 40 states, completed a massive registration drive in poor and working-class neighborhoods – which tend to vote Democratic – across 21 states, signing up more than 1 million new voters.
Wade Rathke, one of the most powerful of America’s hard-Left activists, is a former member of the radical 1960’s group the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). The Weathermen terrorist group split off from the SDS in 1969.