Administrators at Mercy High School, a Catholic school located in Farmington Hills, Mich., abruptly canceled the upcoming appearance of best-selling author Dan Flynn, alleging the content of his speech was "inappropriate."
The lecture, scheduled for February 12 and sponsored by Young America’s Foundation, was an after school event and attendance was voluntary. Flynn’s topic, entitled "Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood," exposes the real foundations of the abortion-rights movement — the historical fact that Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, was an anti-Catholic bigot who advocated concentration camps and forced sterilization.
Carolyn Witte, the school’s principal, said the lecture was unsuitable for high school students. The "content could be misunderstood," Witte told YAF. Flynn’s speech is taken from his book, Intellectual Morons: How Ideology Makes Smart People Fall For Stupid Ideas, which is backed by 985 footnotes.
Witte continued by saying her students — whose ages range from 14 to 18 — were too "sensitive" to hear a topic about Planned Parenthood’s roots. "I’m not suggesting that I or the school is anti-Mr. Flynn," said Witte. "I just have not heard Mr. Flynn speak."
While Mercy High School administrators didn’t think their students were mature enough to hear a topic related to abortion, the school has brought in speakers to talk about chastity and has shown videos regarding sexual abuse.
Update: Dale Price remembers that this is the same schools that had a fundraising lunch with Catholic and pro-abortion Gov. Granholm back in 2003.