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Illinois State Senator, Former Seminarian, and Current Anti-Catholic Bigot Martin Sandoval

Catholic Vote Action 15 February 2013 3 Comments

Here’s Bill Donohue from the Catholic League on Sen. Martin Sandoval

Senator Sandoval, a Catholic, voted in favor of gay marriage yesterday. Although that puts him at odds with the Church’s teachings, it is certainly something he is entitled to do. What he is not entitled to do is to mock the Catholic Church.

(A former Seminarian) Sandoval said he experienced alcoholism and homosexuality, and “even met men that were pedophiles.” But none were guilty of any wrongdoing. Indeed, it was through “no fault of their own” that they descended to such a level. Then he unloaded: the culprit was “the Church and its leaders who did not provide any support to these—to these good men of faith.”

Sen. Sandoval then went on to mock the Pope, always a good strategy when a politician is trying to whip-up anti-Catholic hysteria.



Here’s the full video of Sen. Sandoval’s diatribe, kicking in at the 36 minute mark of the Senate debate.  Note that Sen. Sandoval, who claims to have 8 years of Seminary education (at Quigley and Niles, per sources) incorrectly declares Ash Wednesday a Holy Day of Obligation.

Update: Sen Sandoval claims in his Senate biography to serve “on the board of Catholic Charities of Chicago, Advocate Bethany Hospital and the Save-A-Life Foundation.”

Save-A-Life has a storied past mixing politicians, supposed “charity” and money laundering


  • Ward Heeler said:

    State Senator Martin Sandoval is quick becoming the Democrats’ go to guy if they need someone to appear in public and make an absolute ass of himself. He has done this several times in recent years. During the last election, he was escorted out a candidates’ forum where he berated Angelo “Skip” Saviano, who was in a contested House race. Sandoval told the Latino members of the audience that Republicans were racists.

    West Side and West suburban politics are something to see: a few years ago, bi-partisan Cicero/Berwyn precinct captains had to race back and forth between fundraisers for Sandoval (Democrat) and Topinka (Republican) because the two events were scheduled to be held almost simultaneously.

  • Terry P. said:

    These ex-Catholic politicians in America are beginning to remind me more and more of the ex-priests and ex-seminarians who waged war on the church during the French Revolution–and brought on the guillotine regime.

  • Whistleblower said:

    Rod Blagojevich: How could I be guilty of selling, if Jesse Jackson Jr. was not guilty of buying?


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