Trashing The Pope: Okay With Barack Obama?

One of the things you can’t help but notice about the left is that no matter how often they claim to have no problem with Christianity, many liberals certainly act like people who despise Christians. Moreover, it’s also notable that their dislike of Christianity doesn’t seem to inspire any reaction from their fellow liberals. In fact, trashing Christianity is so run-of-the-mill on the Left that a member of Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership is making news again for trashing the pope:

Harry Knox, who serves on President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, is standing by a statement he made last March that Pope Benedict XVI is “hurting people in the name of Jesus.”

…At the National Press Club on Tuesday, CNSNews.com asked Knox, “You put out a statement saying Pope Benedict XVI was–quote–‘hurting people in the name of Jesus’ because he did not support promoting the use of condoms as a means to control the spread of HIV. And I was wondering, do you still believe the pope’s position on condoms is ‘hurting people in the name of Jesus’?”

Knox answered, “I–I do.”

What does it say about the Obama administration that they can’t even find someone in their party to put in the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership who doesn’t have a problem with the Pope?

I’d also note that Knox is: :  a:  gay activist who has doesn’t belong on any sort of faith based anything given his previous attacks on the Catholic Church:

President Barack Obama has named to the federal government’s faith-based initiative a gay-rights activist who, last month, described Pope Benedict XVI and certain Catholic bishops as “discredited leaders” because of their opposition to same-sex marriage.

Harry Knox, who is a newly appointed member of Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, is the director of the religion and faith program at the Human Rights Campaign, a homosexual activist group.

In addition to his remarks about the Pope, Knox also criticized the Catholic Knights of Columbus as being “foot soldiers of a discredited army of oppression” because of the Knights’ support of Proposition 8. The latter was a ballot initiative that amended California’s state constitution to define marriage as being between a man and a woman, and passed in November 2008.

PS: Here’s a newsflash for Harry Knox and for that matter, Andrew Sullivan, who seems to have the same attitude: It’s not the job of the church to toss out 2000+ years of doctrine and biblical teachings to please you. To the contrary, it’s our job as Christians to try to conform our behavior to Christianity. Sure, all of us fall short in some way, but most of us don’t demand that the church change the definition of sin so our immoral behavior can be sanctioned.

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