Pro-Life Groups Asks Bishop to Stop Sister Helen Prejean’s Fundraising for ACLU

Thu Sep 27, 2007 - 12:15 pm EST

By John-Henry Westen

  BOISE, September 27, 2007 ( - Idaho Choose Life (ICL) has issued a public call for Idaho’s Catholic Bishop, Mike Driscoll "to intervene quickly and forcefully in the brewing scandal involving Sister Helen Prejean." Sister Prejean is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at an event to raise money for the Idaho ACLU on Friday, September 28th.  (see ACLU website announcement: )

  Speaking of ACLU, ICL Executive Director David Ripley said "This nefarious organization has played a pivotal role in undermining Christian morality and the sanctity of both family and human life."

"They proudly proclaim their tenacious opposition to laws like Parental Consent, which has caused untold damage to girls and families - but the larger harm has been the preborn children snuffed out by their accomplices at Planned Parenthood," continued Ripley.  "The Idaho ACLU has opposed every bill in the Legislature since its inception designed to protect preborn children."

  The pro-life group points out that Sister Prejean, who has been made a celebrity by her work to end the death penalty, is also a keynote speaker at the state’s Catholic Fall Conference sponsored by the Bishop.

"It is obvious that she cannot fulfill both obligations without causing scandal and demoralizing countless Christians across Idaho," said Ripley.

"We ask Bishop Driscoll to intervene.  We respectfully and prayerfully urge him to ask Sister Helen to withdraw from Friday’s fundraising gig.  If she is unwilling to do so - then we believe it appropriate for Bishop Driscoll to remove her from the Fall Conference."

  To express concerns contact Bishop Michael Driscoll:
  303 Federal Way Boise, Idaho 83705-5925
  Fax: 208-342-0224

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