Last Friday, one of my sources reported to me from Saint Edith Stein (formerly known as St Edward's), a Roman Catholic Church in the north end of Brockton. He had just sat in the church basement with a large gathering of people looking to defend the actions of State Representative Michelle DuBois (D- Brockton) who attempted to alert illegal immigrants of an imminent federal immigration raid.

Members of the ACLU, Brockton Interfaith Council and a New Bedford/Fall River group with a newer Brockton chapter called the Coalition For Social Justice attended with media invites and they were planning on a protest against the Bristol County Sheriff, Tom Hodgson in Dartmouth, MA on Monday April 3rd at 1:00 pm.

Hodgson and many others, condemned DuBois' pathetically inappropriate use of office to alert violent criminal illegal aliens of a possible raid in search of them.

I'm stunned that the Roman Catholic Church would welcome in pro-abortion, pro-same sex marriage groups who bitterly lash out at the church's moral positions and also try to rid the nation of any public displays of the Cross and Christianity all together while they plot a political attack against Sheriff Hodgson, a pro-life, devout Roman Catholic because of his public desire to cooperate with federal ICE agents when criminals are incarcerated in his jails and their immigration status is either unknown or in violation.

Below is a photo of Sheriff Tom Hodgson with ashes on his forehead from Catholic mass on Ash Wednesday as he testifies later that day. 

State House Hearing On Bill Granting Drivers Licenses To Illegals
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I spoke with an activist, a liberal Brocktonian who volunteers at their rather liberal denomination of Protestant faith. In the name of confidentiality, I will leave out the personal identity of this person. He or she will be called XX from this point on.

XX said that the Brockton Interfaith Council had approached XX to join their group. I had reached out to XX assuming that this person was a member, and looking for a quote for my show 9A - Noon Saturdays at

XX said that the group was anything but religious, hateful and seemed willing to do really bad things to get their point or agenda across the finish line. XX also left shocked after attending some small organizational meetings with the Coalition For Social Justice to see if this was a group that XX might want to be a part of. XX left in "utter shock" and made numerous calls to like-minded progressives to steer clear of the group. Things like training for Saul Alinsky's "Rules For Radicals" were planned and the language and what goals were discussed disturbed XX immensely. At the end of his book,"Rules For Radicals", Alinsky gives a shout out to Lucifer (not kidding)

  1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.
  2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.
  3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.
  4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.
  5. Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.
  6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.
  7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.
  8. “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.
  9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.
  10. "The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition." It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.
  11. If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.
  12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.
  13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

In other words, the Coalition for Social Justice is teaching political terrorism. The target this week is Sheriff Tom Hodgson.

I wonder if the good parishioners of Edith Stein know their donations went to support these groups that otherwise hate the Roman Catholic church and the faith itself.

Ken Pittman is a talk show host on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard Saturdays from 9am-Noon. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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