In an interview with the Washington Post, horror novelist and screenwriter William Peter Blatty had some strong words to describe the views of Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius.
The nugget came while the Exorcist author explained how his alma mater Georgetown University has fallen from grace in his eyes. Earlier this month, Blatty submitted a petition to the Vatican requesting a removal of the school’s Catholic and Jesuit designations if it does not comply with the rules set forth in John Paul II’s “Ex Corde Ecclesiae” for affiliated colleges.
“If you truly love someone that you think needs to be in rehab, you’ll do everything you possibly can to get them into rehab,” Blatty explained the move:
The last straw, he says, was Georgetown’s invitation of Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, to be a commencement speaker in May of last year. Sebelius has a record of supporting abortion rights, and abortion is the issue that really sets Blatty’s nerves on fire.
He describes, his voice trembling, a particular abortion procedure in graphic detail.
He pauses. His voice is nearly a whisper.
Full interview here.
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