PLANNED PARENTHOOD MOCKS NUNS
Catalyst June Issue 2014
Just a few weeks ago in Seattle, Planned Parenthood staged “Bar Nun Bingo” at Poquitos in the Capitol Hill neighborhood; two days later, it held another “Bar Nun Bingo,” this time at the downtown Pike Brewing Company. Both fund-raising events bashed nuns, and were led by the demonstrably anti-Catholic gay group, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Pictures of previous “Bar Nun Bingo” affairs show how sick it is.
Planned Parenthood has a long history of Catholic bashing. Its founder, Margaret Sanger, was both a racist and an anti-Catholic. In 1987, it trashed Mother Teresa, calling her an “old and withered person, who doesn’t look the least like a woman.” In 1994, it mocked the Eucharist at the Monmouth County Fair in New Jersey. In 1995, it blamed New York Archbishop John Cardinal O’Connor for the killing of an abortion doctor in Brookline, Massachusetts. In 1998, its opposition to school vouchers led it to brand the Catholic Church an “extremist” group on Long Island.
In 1999, Planned Parenthood passed out green condoms on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day at the state Capitol in Connecticut. That same year it sought to oust the Holy See from its non-member state permanent observer status at the U.N. In 2000, it accused Pope John Paul II of waging “war” against the “sexual and reproductive rights” of women. In 2009, one of its male leaders in Florida dressed as a pregnant nun at a Halloween party; others joined him in a “Safe Sex Bash.” It regularly insults Christians at Christmas with its “Choice on Earth” program. And so on.
Planned Parenthood receives more than half a billion in tax dollars per year. Moreover, a quarter of this money comes from Catholics. A few weeks ago, the Catholic League wrote to Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who recently introduced a bill prohibiting public funds for abortion providers, about Planned Parenthood’s bigotry.