Since its founding in 1969 as the National Crusade Against Poverty, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development has been under close watch as grant recipients routinely engage in campaigns which undermine the Bride of Christ. In more recent years, the Reform CCHD Now coalition has documented in excruciating detail how these organizations act either directly or through coalitions in support of abortion, homosexuality, birth control and even Marxism.
According to RCN, over the past three years, as overall grants from the CCHD to individual organizations has decreased, the number of organizations acting against the Faith has increased.
But this is only part of the story. RCN reported earlier today that the Gamaliel Foundation provided a falsified letter to the National CCHD office in Washington, DC because it was caught being a member of an organization that promoted homosexuality. It should be remembered that Barack Obama got his start in the Gamaliel Foundation in the 1980′s. The entire story can be found in any one of the individual reports RCN did on Gamaliel affiliates that received money from the CCHD this past year, but for your ease, you can see the evidence for yourself here.
Here’s what happened. RCN discovered that the Gamaliel Foundation was listed as a member of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, both on Gamaliel’s website and FIRM’s. Here’s a screen capture of both membership lists from the RCN report:
But it’s actually deeper than that. See, not only is Gamaliel a member of FIRM, but it is a FOUNDING member and is an annual member of the Organizing Committee, which is the governing body of the organization, as you can see in the next screen-capture from FIRM’s website.
The problem? In March of 2010, FIRM took an organizational position in full support of recognizing same-sex “families,” and working to ensure that same-sex couples and “families” are protected in immigration reform programs. In short, this is a back-door way to try to get the government to recognize same-sex marriage without doing ANYTHING about legalizing gay marriage … all they had to do was strike down DOMA. Keeping in mind that the Gamaliel Foundation is an Organizing Committee member, meaning it would have had a hand in the decision to take this action, just take a good look at what FIRM said, as an organization, on its website:
Now, after all of this was handed over to the CCHD to illustrate an organizational support for homosexuality, the Gamaliel Foundation responded to the evidence by sending the CCHD a copy of a letter they claim to have sent to FIRM in May of 2010, severing all ties with them. As you can see in the evidence compiled in RCN’s report on Gamaliel, FIRM strategy sessions dated 2011 were located on Gamaliel’s website, including information on Gamaliel’s membership on FIRM’s Executive Committee … evidence that Gamaliel was quick to hide once the information was presented to the CCHD. But the most damning bit of evidence comes from an outside source.
Someone who happened to be a member of FIRM’s Members Google Group posted meeting minutes from FIRM’s December 9, 2011 conference call. Not only is Ana Garcia-Ashley, the president of Gamaliel, listed as a participant on the call, but Gamaliel itself was nominated to FIRM’s executive committee for 2012.
If Gamaliel severed ties with FIRM in May of 2010, as the letter it sent to the CCHD indicated, then why was it hosting membership documents on its own website, listing itself as a member and a member of the executive committee, and why is the president of the Gamaliel Foundation, Ana Garcia-Ashley, listed as a participant on a members conference call on December 9, 2011 … 1 year and 7 months AFTER the alleged letter? The answer seems pretty clear. The question now is, what is CCHD going to do about it?
Let’s find out … call Ralph McCloud, the Executive Director for the CCHD, and ask him. 202-541-3367
If you can’t get ahold of him, call one of his staff members:
Lydia Jiles, Grants Administrator 202-541-3210
Randy Keesler 202-541-3369
Sean Wendlinder 202-541-3212
Bonita Anderson 202-541-3371
Kathryn Dorsett 202-541-3370
Sandy Mattingly-Paulen 202-541-3211
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