The Obama campaign is touting Obama’s leftist Catholic connections during his community organizer days in Chicago. He is blaming his activism on lessons he learned while working with the likes of Father Pfleger who has since been censured by the church for placing political advocacy above Catholic teaching.
Obama’s campaign move is in response to his marked drop in approval among Catholics, due to his Abortion Healthcare Mandate. His recent advocacy of gay marriage is likely to affect his standing among Hispanic Catholics significantly.
*The media continues to ignore the tsunami of lawsuits filed by religious organizations against the Healthcare Mandate, which forces participation in abortion, artificial birth control and sterilization, all of which are antithetical to Catholic beliefs, and those of many other denominations.