WikiLeaks has released a new batch of leaked emails from the account of Hillary’s Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. The latest revelation shows emails from campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri that criticize the religion of certain conservatives.
The emails focused on the conversation between Palmieri and John Halpin, who were both members of the Center of American Progress liberal think tank that Podesta established. In the exchange between the two, they talked about the article released by the New Yorker in 2011 regarding the decisions of Robert Thompson, the managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, and News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch in raising their children as Catholics.
In the emails, which date back to 2011, Halpin pointed out that many high-profile members and supporters of the country’s conservative movement are Catholics.
“It’s an amazing bastardization of the faith,” Halpin wrote according to The Washington Post. “They must be attracted to the systematic through and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy.”
Palmieri then responded by claiming that maybe the only reason why people such as Murdoch and Thompson decided to become Catholics was because it is the “most socially acceptable” religion based on their political inclinations.
“Their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they became evangelicals,” Palmieri wrote in an email to Halpin.
Almost immediately after the latest batch of leaked emails came out, Donald Trump’s camp called out Clinton’s campaign and staff members for their bigoted statements regarding certain individuals’ choice of religion. The Republican candidate’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway also challenged the Democratic presidential hopeful to fire her staff members who made anti-Catholic statements.
His running mate, Mike Pence, said during an appearance at Liberty University in Virginia that Clinton should issue an apology because of the remarks made by her campaign members. The Indiana Governor also called on religious voters to support Trump at the upcoming election on Nov. 8.