Moloch’s Clerics

Sacred Work by Tom Davis

Sacred Work: Planned Parenthood and Its Clergy Alliances
Rutgers University Press, 2005
(261 pages, $24.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner

A stalking-horse is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as a horse, either real or painted on a canvas, behind which a hunter conceals himself to get close to his prey. For the past 70 years, Planned Parenthood (PP) has been using willing members of the Christian clergy as a stalking-horse to make their revolutionary idea of sexuality morally acceptable.

Tom Davis, the author of Sacred Work: Planned Parenthood and Its Clergy Alliances, was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 1960 and taught for decades at Skidmore College, where he was also chaplain. In the 1990s, he . . .

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Anne Barbeau Gardiner is Professor Emerita of English at John Jay College of the City University of New York. She has published on Dryden, Milton, and Swift, as well as on Catholics of the 17th century.

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