"Kick out Your Pro-Homosexual, Pro-Abortion Politician Members," Concerned Roman Catholics Will Urge Knights of Columbus
Group to Tell Knights' Leader, "Act Now or Resign. End These Shocking Scandals."
Contact: Kenneth M. Fisher, Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc. (CRCOA), 714-491-2284, 714-260-3821 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org
ANAHEIM, Aug. 3 /Christian Newswire/ -- "As the Knights of Columbus hold their annual convention in Nashville, August 7-9, we fellow Catholics are demanding they end their hypocrisy," said Kenneth M. Fisher, founder and chairman of Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc. (CRCOA). "We call upon the Knights, especially Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, to practice the Catholic principles they brag about upholding and kick out all the pro-'gay,' pro-abortion politicians they've welcomed into their ranks."
"It's long past time," Fisher continued, "for the Knights to end the scandal of embracing pro-homosexual, pro-abortion politicians who trample on the Catholic moral teachings the organization says it stands for.
"Especially, the Knights should give the boot to the 16 Massachusetts state lawmakers--all Knights in good standing--whose votes recently killed a ballot measure that would've enshrined man-woman marriage in the law and banned homosexual so-called 'marriage.' These politicians overrode 170,000 citizens who petitioned to put traditional marriage on the ballot. What's more, seven of these 'Knights' have 'pro-choice' ratings from Planned Parenthood, which runs America's biggest chain of abortion centers."
Fisher said CRCOA will start using its Web site (www.crcoa.com) to spotlight pro-homosexual, pro-abortion Knight-politicians at all levels of government. He said the Knights' organization has failed to enforce a resolution it adopted at its 2003 convention that banned pro-abortion politicians from its membership, facilities and functions.
"CRCOA," Fisher explained, "defends orthodox Catholic teachings and works to expose and end false teachings, corruption and scandals. That's why we ask the Knights to clean house and restore their good name. How can they call themselves 'the strong right arm of the Church' when they harbor pro-homosexual, pro-abortion politicians--enemies of the Church--as members?"
The Knights of Columbus were founded in 1882 in New Haven, Connecticut, by a saintly parish priest, Fr. Michael McGivney, to give Catholic men a fraternal order of their own, to provide financial aid for Catholic families and to combat the rampant anti-Catholic bigotry of the day.
"Shamefully," Fisher commented, "in recent decades the Knights' leaders have fallen short of Fr. McGivney's ideals.
"Anderson has been in charge for more than six years now. He should do his duty before God and expel the pro-'gay,' pro-abortion politicians--or head for the door himself."
This year, the Knights will meet at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Fisher said CRCOA will picket from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on August 7, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on August 8, and from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on August 9.