Hattip to Jay Anderson at Pro Ecclesia and The Catholic Report. Eric McFadden was the founder of Catholics for Kerry, a group which proudly proclaimed that Catholics should support John Kerry notwithstanding his support for abortion.
After the election McFadden went on to bigger and better things when he was appointed by Ted Strickland, pro-abort Democrat governor of Ohio, in February 2007 to head the Ohio Office of Faith Based Initiatives.
McFadden resigned from that position in October of 2007.
McFadden also served as head of Catholic outreach for the Clinton campaign in 2008. And here we have him making the first comment in this thread, carrying water for pro-abort Obama.
Then we have McFadden writing a public letter attacking Supreme Knight Carl Anderson of the Knights of Columbus for reminding Catholics that Obama and Biden hold views on abortion diametrically opposed to the Catholic Church.
Yesterday he was arrested and charged with running a prostitution ring for 6 years in Columbus, Ohio.
You know, try as I might I am having a hard time being shocked by this story. After continually attempting to rally support for pro-aborts running for the highest office in the land, and doing so under the banner of a Church that views abortion as an abomination, being involved in prostitution during the same time period doesn’t seem like that big of a step to me.
Update 1: Cue the “It’s a small world after all” theme. McFadden did an interview with Doug Kmiec last year.
Update 2: Disturbing allegations regarding McFadden from blogger Carol McKinley.
Update 3: Hattip again to the ever eagle-eyed Jay Anderson of Pro-Ecclesia:
“Geniuses at The Huffington Post see the words “faith-based” and assume McFadden is a Republican. The original post said “Ohio GOPer Arrested for Running Hooker-Review Site”. Upon learning of their mistake, however, the title was changed to “Ohio Pol Arrested for Running Hooker-Review Site”. Got that? NOT “Ohio Dem”, but “Ohio Pol”.
Be sure to read the comments, which are a hoot. They all pretty much take on the tone of “Another Republican Christianist hypocrite … Oh, wait. You mean he’s one of ours? Never mind. Prostitution should be legal anyway.””
Update 4: Jay Anderson at Pro Ecclesia stays on top of this story with more from blogger Carol McKinley detailing contacts she says that she had with members of the staff of Governor Strickland of Ohio regarding Eric McFadden.