Auburn Seminary honors two women from Planned Parenthood Print

Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and Cecilia Guthrie Boone, Chair of the PPFA Board, were among four honorees at Auburn Seminary’s 16th Annual Lives of Commitment Benefit Breakfast held May 2nd. The purpose of the event is to "honorwomen who bridge religious divides, build community, and pursue justice" according to the invitation posted on Auburn’s website ( Clearly they do not mean justice for lives in the womb. Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion provider in the United States, aborting 300,000 innocent babies each year.

Other honorees at the breakfast were Rabbi Sharon Brous, founder, IKAR, Los Angeles-based progressive Jewish community and Reverend Kanyere Eaton, Pastor, Fellowship Covenant Church, former Executive Director of The Sister Fund, an organization that (according to its website) is dedicated to "empowerment of progressive religious women".

Auburn Theological Seminary was founded in 1818. Today it exists in covenant with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). A tour of the Seminary website reveals almost no references to God or Jesus Christ, but abundant references to "multi-faith" and "inter-faith" resources and activities. Every reference to a social issue is from the liberal progressive viewpoint.

The renewal of that covenant with Auburn is part of the business coming to the 220th General Assembly in Pittsburgh in July. One wonders why PC(USA) would want to renew it.

Two news organizations contacted PPL to find out if we knew whether any pro-life leaders had ever received a similar honor from a PCUSA Seminary. We know of none.