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USCCB Belongs to Group Supporting Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Nominee

An organization called The Coalition for Constitutional Values has put on its web site a 30 second ad supporting Elena Kagan, Obama’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat being vacated by Justice John Paul Stevens.

The Coalition for Constitutional Values is a project of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR), a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations, to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is a member of the LCCHR, and as a member pays an annual membership fee. The Leadership Conference claims to work toward creating an America as good as its ideals.

Do those ideals for the bishops include putting pro-abortion justices on the Supreme Court, thus thwarting any efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade?  This endorsement of the Kagan nomination is typical of public positions taken by the LCCHR for many years.

In February, I published an article, “Why Did the USCCB Join This Civil Rights Organization?” That article catalogued the various positions taken by the LCCHR that directly conflict with Church teaching.  Support for abortion, same-sex marriage, and contraception were among them.

It’s no surprise that the web site of the Coalition of Constitutional Values also features the endorsement of Elena Kagan by the Human Rights Campaign, the powerful gay rights lobbying group. Make no mistake about it, the Coalition for Constitutional Values speaks for all the members of the coalition, including the USCCB!

The Leadership Conference has long been active in shaping opinion on the confirmation of judges. As I wrote in February,

“For many years, LCCHR has lobbied hard against the confirmation of pro-life judges and justices. In the midst of the debate of pro-abortion nominee Dawn Johnsen, [Deputy Director] Nancy Zirkin asserted that civil-rights groups are upset that Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) hasn’t made the abortion advocate a higher priority. ‘There’s frustration she’s not at the top of the list,’ Zirkin said.”

The avid support for Elena Kagan, whose support for abortion “rights” has been widely documented, must be regarded as the final straw, a clear signal that the USCCB needs to withdraw from membership in the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights.

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13 Responses to USCCB Belongs to Group Supporting Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Nominee

  1. Sid says:

    When will the Bishops wake up and purge themselves of these alliances that are contrary to the teachings of the Bible and our Church.

  2. Neil K says:

    The question is simply when will the bishops wake up?

    • TJP says:

      It is not a question of the bishops waking up. They are fully awake. They simply choose evil because they are suffering from a crisis in faith.

  3. Byzcat says:

    The Bishops are awake. The real problem is that most of the Bishops have either apostasized and are heterodox or they are pusillanimous and refuse to confront the World and the worldlings in the Church. Americhurch is in revolt from Rome. It’s time for the laity to recognize this and send mass appeals to Rome to ask that these disgraceful excuses for pastors be replaced by orthodox Prelates who care for the flock instead of ravening the flock like the wolves that they are.

  4. Magdalene says:

    I understand she is a lesbian and has a gay activist agenda as well. The SCOTUS will become a greater vehicle of injustice than ever.

    No judicial experience and etc. …that got another woman’s nomination derailed under Bush. Now it seems to be moving forward. Hypocrisy reigns.

  5. David Cortens says:

    Please, everyone, write your Bishop and let him know that you want the USCCB to immediately withdraw
    from The Coalition for Constitutional Values and to dissociate the USCCB from this endorsement.
    Send a copy to the USCCB.

  6. Catherine says:

    Is there a protest form that we can fill in and sign to the USSCB? We need to inundate their offices with our complaints.

  7. Monica says:

    We can be thankful for truth that has been revealed in the hearts of many, through the election of our pro-abortion president.

  8. Sister Mary Patrick says:

    SPINELESS – pure and simple. The Gospel has been trashed by our Bishops.

  9. Bill Sr. says:

    Unfortunately today the bishops prefer the safety of the popular Hollywood and Washington version of utopian social justice for obvious reasons over the historical tough love constitutional law and order version which for over two centuries bound the tattered but true people of every color, creed, and faith together within the largely Christian melting pot that produced the greatest nation of freedom lovers and providers ever to exist.

    We have the right and obligation to tell the bishops, “Thanks, but no Thanks

  10. Neil K says:

    I have commented before and repeat – If you want to protest the bishops and curtail their ability for mischief, start by refusing to contribute to the diocesan appeals. Without money they will have less money to push their agendas.

  11. Ken Egide says:

    I think many Bishop’s are more Politicians than Apostles. Remember the writings of Dante Alighieri? There was a reason why he depicted so many Bishops in the Inferno. Not much has changed.

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