Bishop Walker Nickless, of the Catholic Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa, called contraception and recent legislation concerning birth control for women of the devil, insisting that believers must violently oppose it. He literally said the mandate to provide women with contraception is of the devil.
In a message, the bishop released on this mandate, he said, “The devil wants to silence the Church’s voice.” As guest on the Family Research Council anti-contraceptive webcast, he also stated in the video below,
“The power of evil is going to try any way that it can to get a hook into our world and the values we hold dear as believing people and the power of evil, the devil, is looking everywhere to find places where the power of evil can make a difference, to tear us apart and look at worldly values and forget about something more important than just values of the world. That’s why we have to stand up and violently oppose this. We cannot let darkness overshadow us. We’ve got to be men and women who proclaim the light and we got to tell the truth, be transparent, and we’ve got to say ‘the government cannot do this to us’.”