Religion in Society

Catholic Group: Oppose Elena Kagan for Same-Sex Marriage, Abortion

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WASHINGTON -- Today Catholic Families for America, one of the largest groups of lay Catholics in the country, announced its opposition to the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court, citing "grave concerns" about her promotion of same-sex "marriage" and abortion, as well as a "dangerous internationalism" that has become fashionable among leftist jurists.

To galvanize citizens' concerns, particularly those of Catholic voters, CFA has initiated a nationwide petition that it will forward to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The petition can be signed.

"By nominating Miss Kagan to the Supreme Court, the president continues to demonstrate a brass-knuckles, Chicago-mobster mentality toward unifying our nation," said Dr. Kevin Roberts, executive director of CFA. "Naming someone who has been so actively hostile to traditional marriage and to the unborn lays bare the president's pro-abortion, anti-family agenda, in spite of what he says to the contrary."

Roberts also expressed considerable angst over Kagan's lurch toward so-called "international law," which he described as "a disturbing, fashionable trend among leftist jurists." He explained further, "By citing foreign laws in their American jurisprudence, liberal judges not only violate the sovereignty of the American people, but also advance a dangerous assault on the notion of the family. This is an affront to Catholic Church teaching, and we are, therefore, adamantly opposed to any public figure who promotes this thinking."

CFA has initiated plans for a nationwide campaign to raise citizens' awareness of the problems with the Kagan nomination, as well as the trends it reflects. In addition to this project, the organization's affiliated political action committee has been very involved in this year's midterm congressional races.

The organization is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has a satellite office in Washington, along with multiple state chapters nationwide.