A human rights advocate and well-loved television personality comes to Grand Junction this week to talk about his work on behalf of those afflicted by famine, war and abuse.
M*A*S*H fans may best remember Mike Farrell from his portrayal of Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt on the popular television series, but some of his best work today occurs largely outside of prime time.
The Catholic Foundation hosts Farrell this Friday at its third annual Western Slope dinner at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Grand Junction. [Source]
Human rights activist? I will let his words be the judge. "Where I part company with those who presume to call themselves "right-to-lifers" is that I believe the issue of a termination of a pregnancy is a question that ought to be left up to a woman and her doctor."
The Catholic Foundation in the Diocese of Pueblo has a web page up all about Mike Farrell and mentions his opposition to the Death Penalty, but of course not his favoring of the death penalty for the unborn. No mention of him working as an activist for the homosexual rights movement either.
You can comment about just how appropriate the pick is here.