Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Prop 8 Trial Watch: San Francisco Hates Catholics

Maggie Gallagher reports at The Corner:
San Francisco's city attorney, Therese Stewart, examining Yale Prof. George Chauncey, seems to suggest pretty strongly that Catholics' (and Baptists'!) views on marriage are illegitimate. Voters influenced by Professor Chauncey's books have rights, but voters influenced by any of the great faith traditions are . . . haters and bigots. Maybe this is good constitutional law — but could you try any harder to confirm religious people's fears about where gay marriage is heading?

Remember, this is the official attorney for the city government that officially condemned the Catholic church and asked the sitting archbishop to defy church teaching. I don't know how the state could get any more involved in the church than by telling church leaders to defy their own religion at its behest.
My Comments:
San Francisco hating Catholics is no surprise to this blog (see the links below).

Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Bork Predicts “Terrible Conflict” Will Endanger U.S. Catholics’ Religious Freedom

Catholic Provocation?

Federal Judge: Catholic Church’s Position Against Homosexual Adoptions Justifies Government Hostility Towards Church

San Francisco's Hateful Anti-Catholic Resolution Prompts Lawsuit by Thomas More Center

Catholic League Says Gay Adoption Issue Spurring Anti-Catholic Bigotry

9th Circuit Rules Okay to Censor Terms "Marriage" and "Family Values" as Hate Speech

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At 1/13/2010 6:50 PM, Blogger OperationCounterstrike said...

The Catholic Church long ago gave up Her authority to solemnize marriages.

The government should stop recognizing Catholic "marriages". Instead, we should set up a new institution, call it "Catholic Unions". It would carry all the legal benefits of marriage, but it would not BE marriage, since Catholics can no longer marry.


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