(Updated September 27, 2012) President Obama’s idea for the HHS mandate and “accommodation” (see video and transcript of President Obama’s “Accommodation speech”) comes from page 94 of Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals. See excerpt below:
“I have always believed that birth control and abortion are personal rights to be exercised by the individual. If, in my early days when I organized the Back of the Yards neighborhood in Chicago, which was 95 per cent Roman Catholic, I had tried to communicate this, even through the experience of the residents, whose economic plight was aggravated by large families, that would have been the end of my relationship with the community. That instant I would have been stamped as an enemy of the Church and all communication would have ceased. Some years later, after establishing solid relationships, I was free to talk about anything, including birth control. I remember discussing it with the then Catholic Chancellor. By then the argument was no longer limited to such questions as, “HOW MUCH LONGER DO YOU THINK THE CATHOLIC CHURCH CAN HANG ON TO THIS ARCHAIC NOTION AND STILL SURVIVE?”"
- Page 94 of Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky
According to President Obama’s actions, the Church cannot hold onto its beliefs and survive in the United States he is remaking. The Church must submit to the archaic notions of atheism and totalitarianism held by Saul Alinsky (and his followers) and Barack Obama or it will be made to suffer and face extinction. Though President Obama is unaware that he cannot defeat the Church, he does know he has a fight on his hands because we have said, “We will not comply!”
Keep in mind, President Obama was the executive director and lead organizer of the Developing Communities Project (DCP) in Chicago, Illinois (Obama is acknowledged by DCP in this link.) DCP was an affiliate of Gamaliel Foundation, an organization that spun off of Saul Alinsky’s, Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF.) The President of the United States is a student of Alinsky’s methods. The Holy Father called out his radicalism (click here.) The President is a radical.
Pray for President Obama, that he will abandon his radical, atheistic and totalitarian methods.
O Holy Spirit, strengthen us to defend all that is holy.
Peter L. Hodges Sr.