No one except Catholic Georgetown University, it seems, wants HHS Sec. Sebelius to have the opportunity to poison the school’s students’ minds with her anti-Catholic, pro-abortion, contraception mandate doctrine. Yet, she’s still scheduled to speak there this Friday.
Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius is a Catholic whose bishop has banned her from receiving communion because of her support for legalized abortion. She has also issued a regulation that requires Catholic business owners and institutions to engage in what a top Vatican cardinal has described as “cooperation” in evil.
And, yet, Sebelius has been invited to speak at a ceremony for Georgetown University this Friday, May 18.
The outcry calling for Sebelius to be disinvited seems to be coming from everywhere, including Catholics, non-Catholics, a Georgetown professor, and a nationally-syndicated radio host:
- The Catholic Cardinal Newman Society has an online petition with more than 26,000 signatures,
- The non-denominational Becket Fund For Religious Studies’ petition garnered nearly 10,000 responses in its first few hours online,
- CatholicVote.org has thrown its support behind a petition drive,
- Catholics For Unity have published an open letter (which can be signed online),
- Patrick J. Deneen, a Georgetown University political science professor, has initiated a letter campaign to have Sebelius disinvited,
- Catholic convert and nationally syndicated talk radio host Laura Ingraham has lent her support to a petition asking for Sebelius’ ouster from Georgetown’s speaker schedule.
As the Becket Fund letter explains:
"Secretary Sebelius has declared that she is ‘in a war’ with those whose religious beliefs about abortion and contraception are different from her own. Georgetown should not associate itself with this attack on religious liberty."
The Catholics For Unity letter counts Sebelius among those “whose record and public statements demonstrate a hostility and clear opposition to the freedoms sought by our Bishops.”
So, why, then, is Georgetown still determined to allow Sebelius to indoctrinate its students on Friday?
For that matter, why did it invite infamous graduate student and supporter of the anti-Catholic contraception mandate Sandra Fluke to speak on school grounds?
Perhaps, the answer lies in this chilling video on the subject posted by the Cardinal Newman Society.
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