In a strikingly cynical move Notre Dame, a Catholic university, has invited President Obama to be their 2009 commencement speaker despite the fact that Obama is the most pro-abortion president in history.

University President Fr. John Jenkins responded to criticism regarding the announcement of President Barack Obama as the 2009 Commencement speaker by clearly making a distinction between honoring the president and supporting his political views. ...

"The invitation of President Obama to be our Commencement speaker should in no way be taken as condoning or endorsing his positions on specific issues regarding the protection of life, such as abortion and embryonic stem cell research," Jenkins said.

These "crucial differences" in positions on the protection of life are not being ignored in extending the invitation to the president, Jenkins said, but rather can be used as a catalyst for dialogue.

Spoken like someone who truly does not believe that killing unborn babies is akin to murder. Would Notre Dame invite anyone to speak on campus who believed that slavery was an acceptable public policy? Obviously not, and obviously not as an "honored" commencement speaker.

Shameful.

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