As Barack Obama continues reaching out to tyrannical regimes dedicated to destroying America, he is conspicuously damaging relationships with nations that have historically been strong allies.
In addition to Israel and other once-friendly governments, Obama has now offended the Vatican with his unilateral decision to move the Holy See’s U.S. Embassy to a site adjacent to America’s Italian embassy. Though Obama and his minions claim the move was ordered in the interest of safety, Vatican officials are opposing his order on every level.
Former U.S. Ambassador James Nicholson joins a growing chorus of dissent in declaring the decision a “massive downgrade of U.S.-Vatican ties.”
The Holy See, he explained “is a pivot point for international affairs and a major listening post for the United States,” adding Obama is “turning this embassy into a stepchild of the embassy to Italy.”
Casting aspersions on the administration’s notion the move is based solely on safety concerns, former envoy Raymond Flynn said the current embassy boasts “state-of-the-art” security features. Nicholson agreed, noting “if we want to secure an embassy, we certainly can.”
According to Flynn, Obama’s latest affront places him among the church’s many opponents.
“It’s not just those who bomb churches and kill Catholics in the Middle East,” he explained, “but it’s also those who restrict our religious freedoms and want to close down our embassy to the Holy See.”
The website Catholic Vote.org described the situation as nothing short of a “slap in the face.”
As has been documented throughout his presidency, Obama is no defender of traditional Catholicism. Nicholson described this latest development as “another manifestation of the antipathy of this administration both to Catholics and to the Vatican – and to Christians in the Middle East.”
In addition to illustrating his latent hostility toward the church, this executive move also further demonstrates Obama’s imperial mindset.
–B. Christopher Agee
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