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Radical Leftist Catholic Charity Keeps Funding ACORN Wannabe Groups

Posted By Matthew Vadum On June 4, 2010 @ 8:00 am In NewsReal Blog | No Comments

Even after the million-dollar ACORN embezzlement scandal in 2008 forced the radical leftist group, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, to stop funding ACORN, CCHD keeps on funding radical left-wing organizations.

CCHD is the grant-making arm of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which acts on behalf of the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops. CCHD and ACORN share a left-wing ideology that puts a premium on Saul Alinsky-style aggressive community organizing.

While CCHD poses as a mainstream Christian charity trying to help the poor, it uses left-wing euphemisms in its mission statement. It seeks to address “the root causes of poverty in America through promotion and support of community-controlled, self-help organizations and through transformative education.” “Root causes of poverty” is Marxist-speak meaning “capitalism is bad.”

The American Life League reports (PDF) that CCHD has been funneling money to:

  • Chicago Workers Collaborative (Illinois) $30,000, associated with the International Socialist Organization
  • LA Community Action Network (California) $40,000 — which supports same-sex marriage in violation of Catholic social teachings
  • Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (Illinois) $40,000
  • Massachusetts Community Labor United $30,000

Plus, 31 grantees of CCHD are affiliated with the Center for Community Change, an ACORN-wannabe organization headed by former ACORN official Deepak Bhargava.

CCC’s board includes Heather Booth, co-founder and president of the Midwest Academy, which teaches tactics of direct action, confrontation, and intimidation. Booth (pictured above) heads a far-left front group called Americans for Financial Reform which promoted the recent “Showdown on K Street” — an attempt to intimidate bank lobbyists into supporting President Obama’s Hugo Chavez-style so-called financial reform legislation.

The report from the American Life League comes on the heels of TV talker Glenn Beck’s recent denunciations of American churches that promote so-called social justice.

FOLLOW-UP ON TUESDAY’S BLOG POST:

ACORN-slayer James O’Keefe’s latest undercover video showing Census Bureau officials condoning fraud, waste, and abuse has forced the Obama administration to change the way the Census does things, USA Today reports.

The Census Bureau dumped ACORN as a “national partner” in the 2010 head count last fall after James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles’s undercover videos spotlighting ACORN’s rampant corruption debuted.

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