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Concerned Roman Catholics Call on Knights of Columbus to Expel Pro-Abortion Politicians

Contact: Kenneth M. Fisher, Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc. (CRCOA), 714-491-2284

MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 2 /Christian Newswire/ -- Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc. (CRCOA) condemn the Knights of Columbus for their continuing failure to expel pro-abortion and pro-homosexual politicians. The K of C meet in the Hilton Quebec Hotel and in the Quebec City Convention Centre from August 5-7 for their annual Supreme Convention.

Ken Fisher, President of CRCOA, said: "With 50 million abortions since Roe v Wade in 1973, the Knights of Columbus has failed the unborn children miserably. The K of C, founded by Fr. McGivney, ought to be a major force in the pro-life, pro-family movement. Instead, in protecting pro-abortion politician members it has joined the lowest common denominator - "the Culture of Death" - as the late Pope John Paul II named it.

"CRCOA has observed the great decline in Catholic values among the 1.7 million member K of C, which has long claimed to be "the strong right arm of the Catholic Church". Perversely, the K of C has welcomed to its ranks a great number of pro-abortion and pro-homosexual politicians in exchange for a charitable tax-free status on its life insurance business. The charitable work is done, and most of the money is raised, by volunteer K of C members at local and state level - while Supreme Knight Carl Anderson received $1,120,045 in K of C compensation last year", added Fisher.

Boston CRCOA member John O'Gorman said: "Supreme Knight Carl Anderson ignored the situation of 15/Jul/08 when K of C members in the Massachusetts State Senate voted to repeal a 1913 marriage law. State Reps repealed it on 29/Jul/08. The repeal, signed into law by Gov. Deval Patrick on 31/Jul/08, allows same-sex couples from all the 50 states to marry in Massachusetts."

"On 14/June/07, at least 16 members of the K of C in the legislature defeated the efforts of 170,000 signatories to put traditional marriage on the 2008 ballot.  170,000 signatures far exceeded the required number to place the question on the ballot! Seven of these K of C politicians  have the highest ratings from the USA's biggest abortionists, Planned Parenthood, who performed 289,000 abortions in 2006. On 4/May/08, Supreme Advocate (lawyer) Paul Devin, who gave money to Pro-Abortion politicians Ted and Joe Kennedy (OpenSecrets.org), ruled that a State Convention resolution by Grand Knight Joe Craven to suspend pro-abortion and pro-gay politicians was 'unconstitutional'", said O'Gorman.

Fisher added: "As Supreme Knight for the past 7 years, Carl Anderson has refused to expel the pro-abortion and pro-sodomite politicians and members. They, Anderson and Devin must go!  Supreme Chaplain Bishop William Lori and the other bishops must excommunicate the pro-abortion and pro-homosexual politicians and members."  Fisher concluded, "Devin is an Attorney and as such he should know Parliamentary Procedure, but he apparently chose to ignore that when he made that ruling.  How can a Resolution that merely calls for the Knights to honor their own constitution's article 162.7 be ruled unconstitutional!"