Bill Donohue comments on how so-called victims’ advocates are participating in the war on religion:
Freedom From Religion Foundation is an atheist organization. BishopAccountability.org and the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests monitor clergy sexual abuse. On the surface, the former has nothing in common with the latter two, but what joins the three of them at the hip—indeed what really motivates all of their work—is their hatred of Christianity.
Hobby Lobby is a Christian-owned private business that is contesting the constitutionality of the Health and Human Services mandate in a brief before the U.S. Supreme Court. Its lawsuit has absolutely nothing to do with either atheism or priestly sexual abuse, so why are the aforementioned entities challenging Hobby Lobby? It can’t be because the owners of Hobby Lobby don’t want to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization in their insurance plan. What do these matters have to do with atheism and clergy sexual abuse?
If we ever needed more evidence that the war on religion is real, this is it. The mask is off: the amici really haven’t strayed from promoting atheism or combating sexual abuse; rather, they are just validating their raison d’être. No wonder they chose “victims’ advocate” Marci Hamilton to write their brief: she perfectly represents their true cause.