Keyes, priest arrested at Notre Dame protest

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Former Republican presidential hopeful Alan Keyes, a Roman Catholic priest and 19 others were arrested Friday after marching onto the University of Notre Dame campus to protest President Barack Obama’s planned commencement speech.

The arrests marked the third straight Friday that protesters have been detained. They are angry about the school’s decision to give Obama, who supports abortion rights and embryonic stem-cell research, an honorary degree and have him speak at Sunday’s commencement.

“Notre Dame is arresting a priest,” the Rev. Norman Weslin, founder of the Lambs of Christ abortion protest group, said as Notre Dame security personnel put plastic restraints on his wrists Friday. “Why are you arresting a priest for trying to stop the killing of a baby? You’ve got it all backward.”

Weslin, 78, who has been arrested dozens of times at abortion clinic blockades, was carried off on a stretcher. He and two others were charged with resisting law enforcement.

For full article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090515/ap_on_re_us/us_obama_notre_dame;_ylt=AjvdMaX2MfooYdboOA4MG8EDW7oF

NOTE: I believe that it is not the President giving a speech at Notre Dame, it is the honor of an honorary degree from the Catholic university that is causing the uproar.

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