The outrage over Notre Dame inviting President Obama as commencement speaker has not abated.
Last week, pro-lifers strongly voiced their anger about a pro-abortion president being invited to speak at a prominent Catholic university, which supposedly upholds church doctrines such as the sanctity of life. But they also are objecting to the school's plan to give Obama an honorary Doctor of Law degree. Notre Dame has been flooded with complaints, but university President John Jenkins will not be deterred.
Eric Scheidler, a Notre Dame graduate, is with the Pro-Life Action League.
"And you know if Jenkins won't do the right thing and disinvite Barack Obama, then we are absolutely going to have no choice but to go out and rain on Barack Obama's parade on May 17 in South Bend, Indiana," he notes. "We are already working with pro-life leaders around the country, especially throughout the Midwest, to put on the mother of all protests."
Scheidler adds people are outraged by the invitation, including some Notre Dame student groups.
"People are outraged by all of this," he adds. "If nothing else, we will be able to send a strong signal to Notre Dame and any other Christian institution in this country that if you invite Barack Obama and other high-profile, pro-abortion politicians to come and speak and give them a platform to legitimize their anti-life activities, you're going to suffer the consequences and be embarrassed."
Contact: Charlie Butts
Publish Date: March 30, 2009
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