With all due respect, people, the quality of bishops we get here in Illinois does not seem to be extremely high. See the following excerpt from a talk by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of the Catholic diocese of Peoria, Illinois:
Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments, would just barely tolerate some churches remaining open, but would not tolerate any competition with the state in education, social services, and health care.
In clear violation of our First Amendment rights, President Obama – with his radical, pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda, now seems intent on following a similar path.
Stalin punished abortion by shooting both the doctors who performed them and women who chose to have them. This means that being “pro-abortion” does not make you similar to Stalin. Just the opposite.
As for churches, Stalin had a very close relationship with the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church. Every priest worked for the KGB revealing what parishioners said in confessions. Churches routinely held services in honor of “our God-given leader Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin.”
I also want to add that you’ve got to be a pretty shameless, horrible human being to compare ANY American politician of today with Hitler or Stalin. I mean, I dislike George W. Bush and Sarah Palin. But it would not occur to me to compare them to vicious dictators who burned people in gas chambers, imprisoned small children for the sins of their fathers, and annihilated tens of millions of their own compatriots. It’s OK to disagree with Obama and dislike him. But can we do that without raising the specter of Stalin and Hitler? There are still people around who have survived the GULAG and the Holocaust. There are folks who survived both. Seriously, Obama’s healthcare plan, as flawed as it might be (and I think it’s very flawed) does not rise to the level of Buchenwald.