Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Fighting Back

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The details:
The Thomas More Law Center has filed a federal lawsuit against the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, charging that the city officials engaged in an unconstitutional attack on the Catholic Church by condemning Church teaching on homosexuality.

The lawsuit-- filed on behalf of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and two San Francisco Catholic citizens-- is a response to the resolution passed unanimously by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on March 21, describing Church teachings as "hateful" and "absolutely unacceptable," and urging local Church officials to "defy" a Vatican directive forbidding Church involvement in adoption by same-sex couples.

That resolution, the lawsuit charges, was a “startling attack by government officials on the Catholic Church, Catholic moral teaching and beliefs, and those who adhere to the tenets of the Catholic faith, in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.”

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors may wish that San Fransisco was a sovereign nation. The last time I looked, however, they were still part of the United States of America. In America, a community of Faith is supposed to enjoy the freedom to worship without state interference.

Of course, the zealots for the "Separation of Church and State" have pounded on this issue around the clock. Just listen to those crickets! And, of course, the ACLU immediately filed suit against the SFBoS on behalf of the Church. Uh, huh.

The Reasonable may see the Board's referandum as no big deal. Fools understand that a local government calling on Churchs to defy their doctrine is the vanguard of a Leviathan that will compel Churches to do so.

Will the Judiciarium of the state of Kalifornia honor the freedom of worship guaranteed by the first ammendment? Will they find the prenumbra that allows Caesar to mandate the celebration of the One Thing that Matters (2.0)?

Stay tuned!