So, I followed up on the picture of my former professor and the comment that he was caught doing Nazi acts. It turns out that someone likened him to a Nazi because he blocked Planned Parenthood from coming to a Catholic University campus.
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PP supporter maligns priest as ‘Nazi’
Last spring, Robin Moody, then asenior and president of the women’s studies club at Gonzaga University, a Catholic institution, tried to bringa PP representative to speak on campus. Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, the university president, blocked this effort.
In November, Moody abused herposition as a copy editor for the Spokane Spokesman Review by writing the libelous headline, “Nazi priest promotes his book,” which ran in the paper on Nov. 8.
Moody had placed the headline on an article about a book signing for Fr. Spitzer’s book, Healing the Culture: A Commonsense Philosophy of Happiness, Freedom and the Life Issues. Neither this book nor Fr. Spitzer have anything to do with Nazism.
Dr. William Donahue, president of the Catholic League, contacted the newspaper and was told that an apology would be printed in the next edition. Donahue insisted that this was insufficient since Moody’s action had been deliberate and motivated by Fr. Spitzer’s stand against Planned Parenthood.
Donahue insisted that the guilty party should be terminated. The next day Moody resigned at the request of the newspaper. The paper did run the apology, which Fr. Spitzer graciously accepted.
Commenting on the matter in Mt. Vernon, Washington’s Skagit Valley Herald, (Nov. 19, 2000), editor Norm Lewis wrote, “The fact that no other editor caught the horror in the headline feeds deep-rooted concerns about the lack of ideological diversity or sensitivity in newsrooms across the land.” This incident also shows just how far some Planned Parenthood supporters will go to attack those who stand up for life.