Warm up the South Bend, Indiana jail for Alan Keyes. He can’t wait to be arrested.
Yes. I’m serious. President Obama is heading to Notre Dame in less than two weeks and so is Alan Keyes. Obama’s appearance has drawn quite a bit of criticism from conservative Catholics and Bishops.
Read below from a just released statement from the former Presidential candidate and Barack Obama nemesis:
"I will go to South Bend. I will step foot on the Notre Dame campus to lift up the standard that protects the life of the innocent children of this and every generation. I will do it all day and every day from now until the Master comes if need be, though it mean I shall be housed everyday in the prison house of lies and injustice that Obama, Jenkins and their minions now mean to construct for those who will never be still and silent in the face of their mockery of God and justice, their celebration of evil. If this be trespass, then forgive us our trespasses and join us in trespassing until the South Bend jail is filled to overflowing with witnesses to truth; filled beyond capacity; filled until we break the most onerous shackles of all- the ones that bind the heart and mind to evil and our nation to the path of its destruction."
The entire statement is <a href="http://www.ahumbleplea.com/Docs/ForgiveAlanKeyes.pdf">here</a>.
Ok…I know. I know. Some Brody File readers may be wondering why I would give the Keyes statement any attention considering some folks think he is a little off his rocker. First off, it's a little insulting to just cast off Keyes as a pro-life radical. There are millions of people that see the abortion issue as a true heartfelt issue that demands action.
Look, this is NOT about Alan Keyes. What this move signifies is that there is the POTENTIAL for this speech by the President at Notre Dame to become a spectacle. There will be a lot of media attention given to this and if you indeed have scores of people arrested and making a fuss then it’s going to bring major attention to the President’s position on abortion. The White House would rather not see this thing turn into a 24/7 Cable news extravaganza.
The Notre Dame event will probably end up being a springboard for a larger discussion of the President’s relationship with Catholics. Could it suffer because of some of the President’s moves as it relates to abortion? What about the battle among Catholics themselves to define the debate on what “social values” really mean? And don’t forget… the President has stuck his neck out on the line with his talk of reducing abortions. Major attention at Notre Dame will make that issue more prominent.