Knights of Columbus: Crusaders for Discrimination
As the largest Catholic lay organization in the world, the Knights of Columbus can be found in many parishes, where it has traditionally performed charitable works. Originally founded to provide financial support to widows and their families, the Knights have a darker side. The order has pushed a conservative agenda ranging from the highly specific—a complaint against highschoolers readingCatcher in the Rye—to systematic opposition to reproductive choice and marriage equality throughout the United States. Read more.