Steve Bannon, the much-hated former White House Chief Strategist, has come out swinging in an interview with Charlie Rose on “60 Minutes.” Who is he swinging at? Catholics, of course.
Stating that the Catholic church has been “terrible about” immigration and that they “need illegal aliens to fill the churches,” Bannon made it clear that he is having a personal struggle with religion in regards to turning America into his idea of a perfect nation.
If perfect is defined as old, white, rich dudes that seem to hate everything, then the church is most definitely standing in his path to imagined superiority.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan has come out against Trump’s proposed ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), saying in a tweet:
‘To all Dreamers, please know that the Catholic Church loves you, welcomes you, and will fight to protect your rights and your dignity.
Bannon, elaborating on his idiocy, said:
‘You know why? Because [they have been] unable to really, to come to grips with the problems in the church, they need illegal aliens. They need illegal aliens to fill the churches. It’s obvious on the face of it.’
Cardinal Dolan conducts regular podcasts and is very active in many areas, fighting for parishioners against many things the church considers unjust. For Bannon to come out against his efforts should be seen as a badge of honor for him. It is a sure sign that his efforts are being noticed and making an impact.
In an attempt to sound less judgmental, Bannon also stated in the interview:
‘I totally respect the pope, and I totally respect the Catholic bishops and cardinals on doctrine. This is not about doctrine. This is about sovereignty of a nation. And in that regard, they’re just another guy with an opinion.’
We’re guessing that was a thinly veiled attempt to undue the damage he already caused with previous statements during the interview, which was previewed this morning on CBS’ “This Morning.” The entire interview will be aired on CBS’ “60 Minutes“ on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.
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