Buried deep in a recent Buzzfeed News story targeting the well-respected Catholic fraternity Knights of Columbus for allegedly padding its insurable-membership roster is the real issue eating away at the left-leaning “news” organization: that the charity in recent years has given millions of dollars away in support of pro-life causes.
“Tax documents from 2014 show the Knights gave $1 million to the anti-abortion political action group Susan B. Anthony List that year, and about half that to the anti-abortion group March for Life. They also gave $1.2 million to sponsor a news show five nights a week on the popular Catholic outlet Eternal World Television Network (EWTN),” reads the piece, written by the resident abortion-rights reporter at Buzzfeed.
The reality of the situation is that the Knights of Columbus are being smeared—not because of a contract dispute with a disgruntled prospective vendor—but because the longtime religious organization doesn’t hold water for the abortion lobby.
The fact that the Knights, instead, stand in direct opposition to the left’s dream of abortion-on-demand at any point during a woman’s pregnancy—and billed to the American taxpayer regardless of a person’s religious or philosophical objections to the procedure—makes so-called reproductive-rights activists’ skin crawl.
Such attacks on the Knights of Columbus are not new. They were formed amid a period of anti-Catholic bigotry and the attacks continued through the presidential election of John F. Kennedy. This attack is the latest in a string of attempts by religious bigots and abortion zealots to undermine an organization whose kind and pious members from around the world remain steadfastly committed to acts of service, exposing the truth about abortion and defending the human rights of all—born and unborn.
Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Mazie Hirono, for example, late last year criticized then-judicial nominee Brian Buescher, an Omaha-based attorney, for his mere affiliation with the Knights of Columbus and his many religious convictions that motivate his involvement in the Catholic charity to begin with.
As my friend and Concerned Women for America President Penny Nance says, the senators’ hostility toward Buescher “reflects an alarming trend among Democratic politicians: the desire to root out any speck of religious belief that may threaten the Holy Grail of the left: abortion on demand.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Ken Blackwell