Mr. Mendoza tells about how on Saturday, June 2, he, his wife Tricia and five other pro-lifers, including valiant reporter-activist Allyson Smith, on just one day's notice picketed an appearance by 100% abortion-backer Rep. Bob Filner (Democrat) at an "immigration reform" meeting at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in San Diego.
The pro-lifers stood across the street from the church hall with picket signs that included "3-foot by 5-foot horrific images of aborted babies." Two of them went to the pastor, Fr. Robert Fambrini, S.J., and showed him Filner's 100% pro-abortion voting record in the House. Father said San Diego Bishop Brom complies fully with U.S. bishops' directives.
Says the article, "Allyson asked Father if, since he refused to disinvite Filner, would he please tell his congregation about Filner’s pro-abortion, pro-homosexual views and inform them that those positions directly contradict Church teaching? Father said he would."
When Mr. Mendoza and Allyson stood outside the open doors of the hall with the large photos of aborted babies, ushers with Holy Spirit vests -- the irony! -- crowded the doors to try to block out the signs. The pro-lifers then held their baby photos higher.
When Tricia Mendoza, who was inside the hall, got in line to ask the anti-life Congressman a question, she was told she could not; only picked questioners were allowed.
Mr. Mendoza's article provides this link http://www.usccb.org/bishops/catholicsinpoliticallife.shtml
to the U.S. bishops' document that says Catholic institutions should NOT -- that's N-O-T, as in, NOT!!! -- host or honor any politicians who facilitate the KILLING of preborn BABIES.
Pro-lifers should protest and picket EVERY time a Catholic institution or group hosts an anti-lifer.
Heartfelt congratulations to the Mendoza, Allyson and their friends for doing just that and for showing us the way!