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Peoria bishop says president like Hitler, Stalin

Thu, 19 Apr 2012 07:15:14 CDT
By: AP

The Anti-Defamation League wants Peoria Roman Catholic Bishop Daniel Jenky to apologize for a Sunday homily that compared President Barack Obama's heath care policies to actions by Hitler. Speaking in Staint Mary's Cathedral, Jenky contended Obama has a "radical, pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda." He added Obama is following governments in previous centuries that "tried to force Christians to huddle and hide only within the confines of their churches." He pointed to Bismarck and Hitler in Germany and Stalin in the Soviet Union. Anti-Defamation League regional director Lonnie Nasatir calls Jenky's remarks "completely over the top." He says Jenky needs a history lesson on the "religious intolerance and anti-Semitism fostered in society by Stalin, and Hitler."

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