Picture this scenario:
Jane Doe has recently been appointed to a key position in the administration. One of the key roles of her new position is to insure and promote race equality. It is her job to insure that any legislation promoted by the administration does all it can to insure a level playing field for all races.
Suppose now that is has recently been revealed that Jane Doe, just last year, was a keynote speaker at a rally of the Ku Klux Klan. This organization, known as the KKK is described as follows on Wikipedia:
Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is the name of several past and present organizations in the United States that have advocated white supremacy, anti-Semitism, anti-Catholicism, racism, homophobia, anti-Communism and nativism. These organizations have often used terrorism, violence, and acts of intimidation, such as cross burning and lynching, to oppress African Americans and other social or ethnic groups.
Now, one could try to make the argument that just because Jane Doe spoke at the rally of the KKK, it does not necessarily follow that Jane Doe endorses all of the ideas of the KKK. Be that as it may, how many people would think that it is perfectly legitimate for Ms. Doe to continue in her key role to insure racial equality? Not many. So few in fact that I would venture to say it would be less people than members of the staff at the National Catholic Reporter who attended the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite yesterday to celebrate Summorum Pontificum. We all know that Jane Doe would be booted, and rightly so, quicker than you could say Don Imus.
With that said, can one of the geniuses over at the USCCB explain why they think that it is perfectly acceptable that Kathy Saile, USCCB domestic policy director, was a key speaker at a WIN dinner.
‘WIN is Washington’s premier professional, political, and social network dedicated to empowering young, Democratic, pro-choice women.’
So why is it acceptable that the domestic policy director for a group that is supposed to be dedicated to the dignity of life from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death (the defining issue of our time) is a speaker at a conference for a group whose self description advocates the destruction of innocent and defenseless life? It is not.
The USCCB must immediately confront this issue and make clear that this is not acceptable by taking the appropriate action. If they do not, they should just change the acronym to the USKKKB. U.S. Konference of Katholic Kollaborating Bishops.