Friday, February 29, 2008

Colorado for Equal Rights Responds to Colorado Catholic Conference

Contact: Keith Mason, 720-341-1892

DENVER, Feb. 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- Keith Mason, spokesman for Colorado for Equal Rights, issued the following release in response to concerns from the Colorado Catholic Conference regarding the personal endorsements of prominent lay and religious Catholics for the Personhood Amendment ballot initiative:

Photo: Keith Mason and Bishop Tafoya, Keith is holding a petition for the personhood amendment in Colorado

"We are quite pleased to have the support of Catholic and Protestant leaders, both in Colorado and across the nation. To date, Colorado for Equal Rights has in pledges and direct contributions over $110,000 and has gathered over 30,000 signatures. Over 274 churches have signed on in support of personhood, over 856 petition gatherers across Colorado are working hard to make a difference, and national leaders such as Pastor Mike Huckabee have given our efforts a tremendous boost."

"We welcome the interest of the Colorado Catholic Conference. Archbishop Chaput's letter allowing Catholic priests and parishes across Colorado to support personhood on a case-by-case basis is an important first step – one which Catholic and Protestant pro-lifers appreciate."

"As we continue to grow and build strength, grassroots pro-lifers look forward to the active and public support of the Colorado Catholic Conference, as well as our Catholic bishops."

Colorado for Equal Rights is a statewide grassroots organization of committed pro-life activists. Colorado for Equal Rights is sponsoring the Human Life Amendment to the Colorado Constitution, stating "(t)he term "Person" or "Persons" shall include any human from the time of fertilization." The Human Life Amendment initiative is currently working to gather petition signatures to appear on the November 2008 ballot.

For more information, please contact Keith Mason at 720.341.1892 or via e-mail at

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