OMAHA, Nebraska, August 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Sunday, August 26 the Catholic blog Defend Us In Battle.org publicized the fact that Creighton University of Omaha, Nebraska, a Catholic institution, had scheduled abortion and euthanasia activist Ann Lamott to give the keynote address at a 2007 Center for Health Policy & Ethics lecture for women on September 19th. Lamott is nationally known as an author and speaker who promotes her own self-proclaimed perspective as a "Jesusy" individual who is a "Christian and feminist."
The blog, authored by Omaha resident Jeff Baker, encouraged readers to contact the Director of the Creighton Center while 'cc'ing the President of the University and the Archbishop of Omaha. Apparently, Baker's readers did just that.
Within 36 hours of Baker's posting, Creighton published a statement on their website announcing that the University and Ms. Lamott had "mutually agreed upon cancellation" of the September lecture. The statement reads in part, "After careful review of Ms. Lamott's most recent writings (which postdated her contract agreement), we have concluded that key points are in opposition to Catholic teaching which, in our judgment, makes her an inappropriate choice for the Women and Health Lecture Series."
If only we made more Catholic and other so-con bloggers out there.The internet definitively levels the playing field for us.
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