Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Illinois compared President Obama to Hitler and Stalin in an April sermon. He declared, “Hitler and Stalin … 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.” He called on parishioners to “vote their Catholic consciences”, which, given the context, could only mean to vote against Obama. The Internal Revenue Service, however, forbids churches and other non-profit organizations from making statements promoting, or opposing, candidates for public office. An organization, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, has called for an investigation.
Obama’s like Hitler, says good Bishop Jenky,
And maybe he’s like Stalin too
He’s making the Church provide free contraceptives
It’s a terrible thing to do.
And not only that, the Bishop continued,
A vote for Obama would strike
At the Church’s good works and its organizations
Just like in the Third Reich.
Now this kind of talk might make you upset
But the Bishop is taking naught back
And some folks have said that it’s all justified
By Obama’s relentless attack
On Catholic teachings on sex and its pleasures:
It helps us to procreate.
So we ban contraceptives and sterilization
To increase the Catholic birth rate.
Now the Bishop has called for a resolute army
Of Catholic men brave and true
To fight the good fight on behalf of the Lord
And the forces of evil subdue.