Bishop Robert McElroy, head of the
Catholic Diocese of San Diego. (AP)
The very liberal Catholic bishop of San Diego, Robert McElroy, who supports giving Communion to the divorced and remarried, contrary to Church teaching, and embracing "LGBT families," said that social justice activists must become "disrupters" to counter the efforts of the federal government to apprehend illegal aliens.
"Well now, we must all become disruptors," said Bishop McElroy in a Feb. 18 speech at the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements in Modesto, Calif.
"We must disrupt those who would seek to send troops into our streets to deport the undocumented, to rip mothers and fathers from their families," he said. "We must disrupt those who portray refugees as enemies rather than our brothers and sisters in terrible need."
Aliens cross illegally into the United States from Mexico. (AP)
"We must disrupt those who train us to see Muslim men, women and children as forces of fear rather than as children of God," said the bishop. "We must disrupt those who seek to rob our medical care, especially from the poor. We must disrupt those who would take even food stamps and nutrition assistance from the mouths of children."
The bishop explained that he was using the word "disruptor" in reference to President Donald Trump, who he called the candidate of "disruption." He was "the disruptor," said the bishop, "challenging the operations of government and society that need reform."
He continued, "But we, as people of faith, as disciples of Jesus Christ, as children of Abraham, as followers of the Prophet Muhammed, as people of all faiths and no faith, we cannot merely be disruptors, we also have to be rebuilders."
In his speech, Bishop McElroy advocated for a $15/hour wage, claimed people have a "right to medical care" and to "decent housing," and said free markets "must be structured by government to accomplish the common good." In a clear socialist message, the bishop declared that "wealth is a common heritage, not at its core a right of lineage or acquisition," and that "there is a universal destination for all the material goods that exist in this world."
Kate Steinle, right, who was murdered on
July 1, 2015 by illegal alien Juan Francisco
Lopez-Sanchez in San Francisco. Sanchez
had been deported 5 times before he killed