Expected 20,000 Protesters this Weekend as Pro-Abortion President Obama Gives Commencement Speech at Notre Dame
Notre Dame, losing their religion.
Many at Notre Dame are not just “Fighting Irish,” they are fighting mad over the decision for the most prominent Catholic University in the United States to honor the most radical, pro-abortion president in years. Does anyone really not see the sad, pathetic, insulting irony of a Catholic college name Notre Dame, which translates to “Our Lady,” providing an honorary degree to a man who is as pro-abortion as they come? REALLY?
The controversy began a couple months ago when Notre Dame school administrators asked President Barack Obama to speak at their Commencement ceremony. Notre Dame’s choice to have Obama speak and receive an honorary degree was a bit much for many to stomach as a private, Catholic University honor a man who has been the most radical, liberal, pro-Abortion president in years. The White House and Golden Dome Administrators thought this would blow over. Make no mistake, it has not as 20,000 people are expected to protest this weekend.
A protest on a college campus against a liberal, Democratic President? My how times have changed. Protests are not just at Berkeley anymore. President Barack Obama and Notre Dame University President Jenkins really misread the tea leaves on this one. Or was it the Rosary?
Vanderbilt – ‘09
Petitions to Abort the Commencement Reading of the
Teleprompters by a Pro Abortionist US President at the
University of Notre Dame are being circulated and
signed by thousands. Was it just a ‘Senior Moment’
by Father Jenkins that precipitated this scandalous
situation? Time for the ‘Hook’!
The petition to Father Jenkins in outrage that Notre Dame will honor President Barack Obama as its commencement speaker has received over 364,351 signers to date and counting.
Dear Father Jenkins:
It has come to our attention that the University of Notre Dame will honor President Barack Obama as its commencement speaker on May 17.
It is an outrage and a scandal that “Our Lady’s University,” one of the premier Catholic universities in the United States, would bestow such an honor on President Obama given his clear support for policies and laws that directly contradict fundamental Catholic teachings on life and marriage …
Catholics may have to look in the mirror and ask why they are Catholics if they are ok with what is transpiring at ND. The idea that they would honor Barack Obama with a Honorary degree defies all logic, common sense and Catholic beliefs.
Maybe Barack will tell the ND grads these perils of wisdom during his speech, “I don’t want them punished with a baby”. Who knew that a baby was a punishment? I hardly think Obama’s parents thought he was. Where so these people acquire such a screwed up value system?
The Cardinal Newman Society, an advocacy group for Catholic colleges that circulated the position, said the invitation violated a 2004 bishops’ mandate that stated, “The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles.”
Is it any wonder why so many people are outraged by the disbelief that such a pro-abortion president would be honored? A recent Gallup poll stated for the first time since the question has ever been asked, a majority (51%-42%) of Americans now consider them self “pro-life” rather than “pro-abortion”.
As Michelle Malkin writes, the Obama White House can pooh-pooh this controversy all they want, it is big, it is real and it is here to stay. Eighteen people were arrested today at the gates of the university as the “Showdown at Notre Dame” has begun.
Read a post from a former Notre Dame grad and Peace and Freedom Promises who is disgusted at the entire situation that ND has allowed them self to get into.