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CRCOA Condemn K of C on Abortion, Gay Marriage

Contact: Ken Fisher (Calif.), 714-260-3821; John O'Gorman (Mass.), 617-846-2983

MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 6, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Concerned Roman Catholics of America (CRCOA) condemn the Knights of Columbus for their continuing failure to expel pro-abortion and pro-homosexual politicians. The K of C are meeting in San Antonio, Texas for the 131st Supreme Council Annual Meeting (Supreme Convention) taking place at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Hotel from August 6-8, 2013.

Ken Fisher, Founder and Chairman of CRCOA, said:

    "With 55 million abortions in the 40 years since Roe v. Wade in 1973, the Knights of Columbus has failed the unborn children miserably. Founded by Venerable Fr. Michael McGivney as a Catholic fraternal organization, the K of C ought to be a major force in the pro-life, pro-family movement. Instead, by sheltering pro-abortion politicians in its ranks, it has joined 'the culture of death,' as the late Pope John Paul II called it.

    "K of C New York State Senators, Joe Addabbo and David Carlucci, cast crucial votes on 24/Jun/11 to pass Gay Marriage in NY. In 2004, K of C polls in the MA State House were crucial in defeating a measure - signed by 170,000 voters - to put One Man/One Woman Marriage on the ballot in 2008. Archbishops Sean O'Malley of Boston & Timothy Dolan of NY failed to condemn their brother K of C. Gay marriage is now in 13 states and DC.

    "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 $1,788,875 in K of C compensation in 2012.

    "Every year, at state and national level, the K of C pass resolutions denouncing pro-abortion politicians. These resolutions are just hot air put on paper.  We hear rhetorical speeches from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson telling us that the K of C will no longer tolerate pro-abortion politicians in their ranks, but have yet to see Anderson expel any pro-abortion or pro-homosexual politicians from the Order. The bishops, many of whom are K of C members, have not recently excommunicated a single pro-abortion or pro-homosexual politician!"

    "The K of C have long boasted that they are 'the strong right arm of the Catholic Church.' This claim is clearly false. In his thirteen years as Supreme Knight, Anderson has failed unborn children and marriage repeatedly. He and the Supreme Board of Directors must resign now!"