Bishop Vasa concerned about USCCB membership in pro-abortion coalition
Bishop Robert Vasa of Baker, Oregon has cautiously expressed concern after reports this week that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is listed as a member of a coalition that promotes homosexual “rights” and access to abortion.
In a Monday article, Deal Hudson of Inside Catholic pointed out the USCCB’s membership in the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), a coalition of nearly 200 national ‘civil and human rights’ organizations, founded in 1950, that coordinates national lobbying efforts for its members. The minimum annual dues to join LCCR is $1,000, though that grows with the size of the organization.
One of the coalition’s focus issues is “LGBT rights”, and, as Hudson reveals, their website provides evidence of the organization’s deliberate thwarting of pro-life efforts and their support for organizations and legislation that facilitate abortion.
Responding to the evidence, Bishop Vasa told LifeSiteNews: “I am not well enough versed in the ‘politics’ of such associations to make any criticism of the motives or justifications which might be provided but, on the face of it, I would have to agree that support of this organization and an active endorsement of its principles and purposes would appear to be problematic.”
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