By Peter Andrew
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Harry Knox, Religion-Basher
It’s been almost a year since we told you about a controversial Catholic-bashing appointment President Barack Obama had made. His name is Harry Knox. He’s openly gay, hopelessly liberal and full of hate for Roman Catholics and the Pope. He also apparently passed all the vetting process to be named to… wait for it… the President’s Committee on Faith!!!
Conservative American congressman Mike Pence is joining us in calling for Obama to rid himself of this little wart.
From the Official Obama Administration Scandals List (#276):
“Obama’s Latest Attack on Catholics (& Appointment Scandal #43) Harry Knox – 4/9/9 Catholics are already ticked off Obama has forced them to pay taxes to fund abortions in other countries & that he plans to speak at Catholic Notre Dame. Now, Obama spits on Catholics & appoints a Pope-Hating, Gay, Liberal to a committee on…faith! Knox, a director at the Rights for Gay Humans Campaign in D.C., blasted bishops for pushing to make same-sex marriage unconstitutional (Prop. 8 in CA), called the Knights of Columbus “foot soldiers of a discredited army of oppression,” and said bishops and Pope Benedict are “discredited leaders.” Fox Reports Catholic League President William Donahue knows Knox is not simply a critic; “He’s insulting. He used disdainful, disparaging terms to talk about the pope and the Catholic hierarchy. If someone were appointed using that language about homosexuals, he would be thrown out.” Amen to that. Amen.”
Now, from CNS News comes this report…
Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) says that it is “long overdue” for President Barack Obama to fire Harry Knox from the White House Advisory Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships because of the “vehement anti-Catholic statements” Knox has made. “Harry Knox’s repeated, intolerant statements about the Catholic Church and Catholic teachings make it totally inappropriate for him to serve on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships,” Pence told CNSNews.com in an interview Friday. “Harry Knox’s termination from the president’s Faith-Based Advisory Council is long-over due. And we would renew our call for Harry Knox to be removed from that position by the president.”
Pence says its absurd for a person who has made such hateful comments about a specific religion to remain an adviser to the President on matters of Faith. Yes, it is. Unless, of course, the President agrees with him.
When CNSNews.com asked Knox on Feb. 2 whether he still stands by an assertion he made in March 2009 that Pope Benedict XVI was “hurting people in the name of Jesus” because he does not condoning condom distribution as the solution to AIDS in Africa, Knox said: “I do.”