Brian Brown, president of NOM, has joined with other Catholic and pro-family leaders to decry the scandal at Catholic universities who have honored or provided speaking platforms to public advocates of abortion and same-sex 'marriage.' The statement called on Catholic colleges and universities to "'consecrate [their selves] without reserve to the cause of truth' by teaching and upholding the sacred dignity of all human life and of the divinely ordered institution of marriage."
In recent months, Georgetown University, the University of Notre Dame and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles have honored or provided prominent speaking platforms to notorious advocates of abortion and same-sex 'marriage.'
Last week, Loyola Marymount University awarded an honorary degree to former President Bill Clinton and allowed him to give the spring commencement address to its graduates. Clinton has become an outspoken advocate for gay 'marriage' and abortion and is the leading supporter of his wife Hillary's campaign for president, which is built on a foundation of supporting same-sex 'marriage' and abortion on demand.
Georgetown promoted an appearance late last month by Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, a woman who has presided over an organization that has killed 2.8 million babies through abortion during her tenure. Richards used her appearance on the Catholic campus to advocate for abortion, sterilization and contraception in contravention of the teachings of the Catholic church.
Notre Dame hosted a lecture by Texas state Senator Wendy Davis, a prominent abortion advocate, who used her appearance before students to defend her abortion of her own child. Later this week, the university will honor Vice President Joe Biden, who supports both abortion and same-sex 'marriage.'
The statement, signed by 28 pro-family and/or Catholic leaders, points out that appeals to "freedom of speech" and "academic freedom" do not justify "holding up opponents of known moral truths like marriage and life "as if falsehood and immorality are to be celebrated and not firmly rejected."
The full statement can be read here.