Planned Parenthood Chaplain Vincent Lachina: Not a Minister at a Southern Baptist Church

Planned Parenthood Washington State Chaplin Vincent Lachina proclaimed last week, “I am an ordained Southern Baptist minister” to an audience in the highly Southern Baptist populated state of Mississippi. This can be seen at the 18 second mark in the clip below:

Many people over the last few days questioned whether Vincent Lachina was actually a Southern Baptist minister based on his statements in support of abortion and work on behalf of the largest abortion chain in the U.S., Planned Parenthood. Southern Baptists generally oppose abortion and support the right-to-life of unborn children.

Screenshot via Google page cache dated August 4th, 2011.

A Google cache of Planned Parenthood Votes! Northwest shows a profile of Vincent Lachina that you can see in its original size by clicking on the graphic on right. The profile reads of Lachina: “He is now aligned with the more progressive American Baptist Conference and the United Church of Christ.”

A current Southern Baptist Minister with personal connections to the Southern Baptist national executive committee confirmed that one must currently be connected with a Southern Baptist congregation to be a “Southern Baptist Minister.” He said that claiming to be a Southern Baptist Minister while not even attending a Southern Baptist church was “misrepresentation.” Southern Baptist North American Mission Board Chaplaincy Coordinator Dr. David E. Mullis commented of Lachina’s deception, “unbelievable hubris to think he would not be found out!”

This revelation means that a Planned Parenthood Chaplain traveled from Washington State to Mississippi and made false religious claims to influence Mississippi voters against a pro-life ballot measure.

Questions now are being raised over Planned Parenthood’s involvement in Lachina’s appearance in Mississippi. Did Planned Parenthood as his employer plan and pay for this religious manipulation of voters?

Planned Parenthood Removes Lachina Profile From Website

Sometime since August 4th, when the Google cached page containing Lachina’s profile was recorded, Planned Parenthood Votes! Northwest suspiciously removed the profile of Vincent Lachina. You can see the current page here or look at the screen shot of where the bio went below:


Why is Planned Parenthood appearing to institutionally make it difficult to verify if Vincent Lachina is actually a Southern Baptist Minister? Are they in on the trick?

Lachina is also on the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Clergy Advisory Board and can be seen in this picture with Planned President President Cecile Richards: