Second Development and Peace Scandal Video Released by Conservative Blogger
By Alex Bush
June 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - John Pacheco, from the blog SoCon or Bust, has released a video outlining the scandal caused by Development and Peace's funding of groups that support abortion and contraception. Since the scandal became public Pacheco has conducted his own investigations into many of D&P's partners and published the findings on his blog along with his often fervent personal blog commentaries on the findings.
Pacheco's minimalist style video follows LifeSiteNews.com's release of a professionally produced video giving an overview of the scandal (see that video here). The conservative Catholic activist, following up on LSN's intitial report on Mexican groups funded by D&P, discovered and published additional evidence of groups in several nations that were being funded by Development and Peace while acting in violation of Catholic principles on abortion and contraception.
LifeSiteNews followed up on some of Socon or Bust's most significant leads with investigative news reports on them that included addtional information.
The conservative activist's 8-minute video walks viewers through the evidence proving that D&P has been funding pro-abortion and pro-contaception groups." One partner says on the video that they were involved in "the struggle to preserve the legal right ... to abortion," specifically "therapeutic abortion," saying that it was "stolen" from them.
Regarding the letter from the Peruvian bishops to Canada's bishops, Pacheco observes that the "fact that the Peruvian Bishops have to ask D&P to stop its sexual imperialism and exploitation of the poor is yet another disgrace of the Catholic Church."
Pacheco concludes by listing a number of things that the lay faithful can do to in order to help solve this problem including. Educate "yourself about where your hard-earned money is going," he says. "Do not blindly give to charities calling themselves 'Catholic.'"
To see all of LSN's reports on the D&P scandal, click here.
Related LifeSiteNews.com Coverage:
LifeSiteNews Produces Powerful Video on Development & Peace Scandal
Canadian Bishops Conference Pres Says "No Foundation" for Allegations against Development and Peace
Vatican Radio Covers Peru Bishops' Letter to Canadian Bishops Asking Them to Stop Funding Pro-Abortion Groups