DC Public Transit Approves Pro-Abortion Ads — Denies Catholic Church Ad Celebrating Christmas and Jesus’s Birth
The joys of liberal Democrat policy…
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) recently approved pro-abortion ads by a pro-abortion group but will not run ads celebrating Christmas and Jesus’s birth.
These Catholic Church Christmas ads are not allowed.
But the DC Metro has approved pro-abortion ads.
Life News reported:
When it comes to advertising on the D.C. metro, free speech is in for a bumpy ride. In a classic case of viewpoint discrimination, a federal judge is siding with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for turning down ad space to the Catholic Church. WMATA defended the move by saying it bans “religious, political, or advocacy” messages (depending on who’s defining them, apparently, since the Human Rights Campaign still enjoys a prominent space in the subway’s line-up).
Even so, the Archdiocese of Washington complains, nothing about their message was overtly spiritual. The scene is three wise men, two sheep, and a sky of stars with the words “Find the perfect gift” in the center. As a spokesman for the church complained, “The advertisement does not seek to address a general, otherwise permissible topic from a religious perspective. The sole purpose of directing the public to FindThePerfectGift.org is to promote religion [there].”
Interestingly enough, the city’s policy was adopted to stop an ongoing debate about Islam from taking place on WMATA’s posters. But in stopping Muslim speech, it silenced everyone else’s. The censorship has gone so far that an unlikely alliance has already formed between groups like the Archdiocese, ACLU, PETA, and even a local abortion clinic, who all insist that D.C. officials have gone too far.