Monday, January 16, 2006
Catholic League attacks Indymedia
The Respect Life Ministry of the Oakland Diocese is waging a PR campaign in BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains promoting a pro-life message. One of the ads, “9 MONTHS,” calls attention to the amount of time the Supreme Court allows abortions to take place. The other ad reads, “The Supreme Court says you can choose: after the heart starts beating, after its arms and legs appear, after all organs are present, after the sex is apparent, after it sucks its thumb, after it responds to sounds, after it could survive outside the womb.” The ads end by asking “Have We Gone Too Far?”There's further discussion at Bay Area Indymedia including predictable calls for further vandalism, which appear to fly in the face of this whole 'freedom of speech' thing for 'some reason'.
Though most of the ads have been destroyed by pro-abortion activists, the Oakland Diocese has been busy replacing them. Many of the placards have been covered with the most incredibly vicious anti-Catholic and obscene remarks, and some of the ads have been torn to shreds.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed this issue today:
“Anyone who wants to know what makes these people tick should click into the website indybay.org. It will soon be discovered that abortion rights is only one small part of the agenda: the website embraces every conceivable anti-American, left-wing cause, including issues that are positively insane, e.g., ‘Bathroom Safety for Transgenders.’
Elsewhere on SF Indymedia, the previously reported post about a bomb at Starbucks is no longer visible. I'm unsure if it's a technical hitch (everything else seems to be working) or something more.