While researching the subject, Michael Hichborn says the Lepanto Institute found that one bishop, Timothy Senior of Philadelphia, has been falsely assuring other bishops that the Catholic Campaign for Human Development does not fund organizations that violate the moral or social teachings of the Church.
"What we found is absolute proof that hundreds of thousands of dollars were given to an organization through the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, and that organization collected these pornographic books for children," Hichborn relays.
Specifically, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development has provided grants to an organization called Congregations United to Serve Humanity (CUSH) over the years. In September, Kenosha News reported that CUSH was planning to hold a book drive to collect "banned books" to "help stock" a library at a proposed Kenosha-based LGBTQ center for middle and high school youth.
Hichborn has no doubt the books would offend any Christian who is committed to God's Word.
"The books that they collected – 'Gender Queer,' 'The LGBTQ+ History Book,' 'All Boys Aren't Blue' – they have deeply … pornographic images and descriptions of sex acts being performed on young adults, and even teenagers," the researcher details.
He believes Catholics should respond by drying up the funds – stop giving money to the second collection, stop funding the bishops' Campaign for Human Development, and otherwise make their voices heard.