Supporters of high-profile abortion-rights opponent Randall Terry have chosen today, Good Friday, to demonstrate in Fort Wayne against President Obama’s May commencement address at the University of Notre Dame.
Organizer Joseph Landry, a coordinator for Stop Obama Notre Dame, said protesters will don Obama masks and smear fake blood on their hands to represent lives expected to be lost to abortion through Obama’s policies.
But Vince LaBarbera, spokesman for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, said the protest is poorly timed and he hopes Catholics do not attend the event, scheduled for 10 a.m. in front of the Allen County Courthouse.
We Catholics got Randall Terry, and the Orthodox have Frank Schaeffer. I suppose that's our corporate penance for liturgical dance, the clown mass, and the Kennedys.
I agree with Mr. Terry that President Obama ought not be awarded an honorary doctorate in laws by the University of Notre Dame. But this Good Friday stunt that Mr. Terry has planned diminishes both the seriousness of Holy Week and the nobility of his cause. Shame on Randall Terry.