Leftist Actress Rosario Dawson Speaks Out at Catholic Colleges

Matthew Archbold reported for the Cardinal Newman Society that actress Rosario Dawson was welcomed at Saint John’s University in New York to speak out for voter registration, even though the actress came to the Catholic college as a co-founder of the group Voto Latino. But the group itself clearly promotes feminist views at odds with church teaching.

Dawson’s group claims to be “nonpartisan,” but the website boasts, “If we are going to fight back against the assault on women we must be impolite. In fact, we must be downright vulgar and unreasonable in defense of our bodies, our health and our choices.”


Voto Latino fiercely opposes the so-called "War on Women" waged by Republicans:

I’m throwing a flying chancla at State Rep. Debbie Lesko and to the Arizona legislators who pass legislation to “protect” religious freedom at the expense of women’s privacy rights. Rep. Lesko is the lead sponsor of HB 2625, which would let any employer deny health insurance coverage for birth control if the employer has a religious objection to the use of birth control.

The website Urban Dictionary defines “chancla” as “a flip flop used by a Mexican female to beat their child or husband for doing something that angers her.”

Archbold also reported Dawson is a public supporter of the pro-gay “marriage” group Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. She also starred in a short film not only urging condom use but teaching young people how to use condoms that was made by Real Life. Real Talk., a group initiated by Planned Parenthood Federation of America and funded by the Ford Foundation, which worked together to “reframe sexuality as a component of healthy relationships.”

Fox News Latino also caught up with Dawson (who has an Afro-Cuban/Puerto Rican mother) in New York, and she expressed her support for illegal alien journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and his amnesty crusade at the Democratic National Convention:

“By random coincidence the Undocu-Bus came and we were right outside when we were just finishing the panel that I was moderating,” Dawson said. “It was incredible because we had Jose Antonio Vargas, who was on there and we were just talking about immigration and we were able to join that and I think that is very powerful...[Even] people who are not even citizens are making sure that their voices are being heard and making sure that people register.”

Before her trip to Saint John’s, Dawson also spoke at Georgetown University in the District of Columbia, another Catholic college. While there, she compared voting to Anne Frank writing in her diary before she was killed in the Holocaust:

“Anne Frank survives today because she wrote down her story. That’s one of the reasons why voting is such a particular asset for all of us. It gives us the opportunity to write down our story.”
 

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis