Illinois Catholic bishop Daniel Jenky has come under fire for a message he delivered at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. In his Sunday homily Jenky claimed that President Barack Obama was on "a similar path" as "Adolf Hitler" and "Joseph Stalin".
Here are his comments in their entirety...
"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, Barack Obama – with his radical, pro abortion and extreme secularist agenda, now seems intent on following a similar path."
Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments!?!?!?!
Here is the audio of bishop Jenky's sermon if like me you still don't believe what you've just read. The highlighted part comes in at 3:15 but listen to the clip in it's entirety for it's full effect... it's a special crazy that hast to be heard.
Ummm. ok. That's just nuts right there. He sounds like Ted Nugent in a frock!
As a result of these insane comments Rev. Barry Lynn, a prominent advocate for the separation of church and state, has filed a formal complaint with the Internal Revenue Service accusing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria of violating federal law by intervening in a political campaign.
As of today there has been no word from Jenky's superiors about his comments.