A Reader Doesn't Like Being Called Ignorant By The USCCB

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04/21/07 - An Australian Reader Reminds Us Of Courage Under (Immigrant) Fire

An insulted reader writes:

Apparently, we are all "ignorant."  This article illustrates how the Catholic Conference of Bishops (now taken over by a very leftist, socialist agenda) snubs their noses at the facts and harmful effects upon our society due to rampant, uncontrolled, illegal immigration.  [Too many Catholics believe immigration myths, bishops' official says, urging church assault to debunk 'ignorance' April 20, 2007 Catholic Online News Service]

Calling us (those who oppose rewarding 20 million illegal aliens with citizenship, and access to all our social services)  all "ignorant" does nothing to advance their misguided cause on behalf of 20 million illegal aliens currently present in this country.  The arrogance is mind-boggling.  According to the National Conference Of Catholic Bishops, immigration reformers are now not only "racists," "xenophobes" and "nativists" but we are "ignorant." 

James Fulford writes: I dealt with this in a blog post last year. The Seattle Cathedral has a very similar list of talking points online. What are called "myths" in the latest story are all facts.

Mark Franken, the executive director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Migration and Refugee Services, [Send him mail] is quoted as saying

"Too many of our fellow Catholics believe the myths: immigrants are criminals; immigrants don't pay taxes; immigrants are a drain on public resources; immigrants don't want to integrate within our society; immigrants are taking our jobs. None of these perceptions are real," Franken said, adding that for "many, many people perception is fact."

When he says "None of these perceptions are real," he seems to  actually believe this, which is a manifestation of what is known as "Invincible Ignorance."