Thursday, February 08, 2007

Whatever You Do... Don't Tell 'Em The Truth!
Planned Parenthood - 1
Catholicism - 0

Hold onto your hats, fellow bloglodytes... an alleged Catholic High School has canceled a seminar that was critical of Margaret Sanger, foundress of Planned Parenthood. Draw your own conclusions as to why.

A Catholic girls' school abruptly cancelled a best-selling author's speech about the founder of Planned Parenthood and her controversial pro-eugenics views because the "content could be misunderstood," according to a representative of the national conservative group that was to have sponsored the event.

Daniel Flynn, author of the 2005 book, "Intellectual Morons: How Ideology Makes Smart People Fall for Stupid Ideas," was invited by the Pro-Life Club at Mercy High School in Farmington Hills, Mich., to speak on the foundations of the abortion rights movement, said Jason Mattera, a spokesman for Young America's Foundation.

During an after-school event on Monday, Feb. 12 - at which attendance would be voluntary - Flynn was slated to give "a fact-based talk" drawn from the chapter in his book dealing with Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in the U.S.

Just days before the event, however, Principal Carolyn Witte suddenly cancelled the lecture, calling the subject "unsuitable for high school students." Matter said Witte had told him the "content could be misunderstood."

"The principal didn't mention how information exposing Sanger's nefarious programs to sterilize large segments of the blacks, Italians and Jews - whom Sanger referred to as 'human weeds' - could be 'misunderstood,' particularly by a pro-life club sanctioned by a Catholic school," Mattera said.

Hey, wasn't there some big whoop-te-do about "celebrating Catholic schools in America" a week or so back? What a sad, sad joke.


Blogger paramedicgirl said...

What the school principal meant by misunderstood was that she didn't want anyone to think the school was aligned with the Pro Life movement. It's despicable that these people are responsible for molding the attitudes and viewpoints of future generations.

10:44 PM  
Anonymous Ruth Joy said...

This is very sad news. The principal could have done some very good and important work-- the best reason for becoming a Catholic school principal is to make sure the beliefs of the faith are taught.

4:09 PM  

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