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NCEA keynote speaker Keillor is proponent of abortion, same-sex marriage

March 04, 2010

The keynote speaker at the National Catholic Education Association convention in April is radio celebrity Garrison Keillor, a proponent of abortion, embryonic stem-cell research, and same-sex marriage.

“The use of abortion as birth control is one thing, the use of it to end pregnancy caused by incest or rape is another, and then there is the decision to destroy an embryo that shows signs of debilitating disease or severe retardation,” he said in a 2004 interview. “In the end, it goes against common sense to require a mother to bear a child she does not want, just as you can't force husband and wife to stay together.”


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  • Posted by: unum - Mar. 05, 2010 2:55 AM ET USA

    It looks like another Catholic organization has been hijacked by the secularists.

  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Mar. 05, 2010 1:51 AM ET USA

    No surprise here; the NCEA has gone the way of so many of the orders of women religious: wafting along on the "spirit of Vatican II" and away from reality and orthodoxy. Keillor is a symptom of the chronic illness.

  • Posted by: Defender - Mar. 04, 2010 10:41 PM ET USA

    Everyone needs to write the NCEA and demand that they disinvite Keillor.

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Mar. 04, 2010 5:47 PM ET USA

    This story makes me so glad that I took my kids out of Catholic Schools years ago!

  • Posted by: Hal - Mar. 04, 2010 2:18 PM ET USA

    Because it would be far too difficult to invite someone who, you know, was Catholic, or something.