February 14, 2012
Paul’s Pantry in Green Bay–an outreach of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Wisconsin’s largest free food pantry–refused to send a truck to pick up a food donation from Planned Parenthood, prompting a torrent of hateful e-mails and telephone calls.
Pro-life writer Jill Stanek reports:
[Executive director] Craig [Robbins] told me Planned Parenthood of Green Bay called the pantry and asked it to send a truck to pick up food it had collected in a drive. Craig told the lady calling the pantry was unable to send a truck. He gave PP no reason why but did not want to co-mingle with PP, nor did he want to give PP a photo op. He gave the caller names of other local food pantries. There are 20 in the area.
“Within 20 minutes I was getting phone calls and emails calling us pieces of —-,” Paul told me … Craig said he received counsel from a pastor at their cathedral, who said they did “absolutely the right thing.” The pastor explained Paul’s Pantry could no more knowingly take food from Planned Parenthood than it could the Mafia or al-Qaeda.
Following the torrent of local verbal abuse, the progressive political blog Daily Kos urged its readers to contact Paul’s Pantry in protest.
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