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USCCB a Member of Gay ‘Marriage,’ Pro-Abortion Coalition

Washington, D.C. (08 February 2010) – Inside Catholic’s Deal Hudson revealed today that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is a member of the pro-abortion, pro-same-sex ‘marriage’ organization called the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR). 

Members of the LCCHR must pay annual dues depending on the size of the group ($1,000 minimum).

Last week, the Reform CCHD Now coalition released information on the USCCB’s ties with the pro-abortion, pro-same sex marriage Center for Community Change. Later in the week, the coalition discovered pro-abortion and pro-same sex marriage speakers were invited to participate in the USCCB’s “Catholic Social Ministry Gathering.”

Hudson’s article details various publications and official endorsements from the LCCHR which support same-sex marriage and so-called reproductive “rights.”  Hudson also points out that if the USCCB is a dues-paying member, the LCCHR’s lobbying efforts could be seen as “representing the Catholic bishops.”

Last fall, American Life League joined the Reform CCHD Now coalition after Bellarmine Veritas Ministry released a report exposing several USCCB grantees who actively promoted an abortion and same-sex marriage “rights” agenda.

“Why is an organization that claims to represent the interests of Roman Catholic bishops paying dues or lending its name to a group whose mission includes advocating for what the Catholic Church calls ‘intrinsic evils’?” asked Michael Hichborn, American Life League’s lead researcher into the USCCB.

American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to death.  For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.


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