Monday, March 09, 2009

What First Amendment?

HT: BigSis, Adoro, Anita

What part of

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
is Connecticut -- one of the 13 original colonies -- having trouble with?

Connecticut Legislature Moves To Regulate Catholic Church In Suspected "Payback" For Marriage Stance

For now, the measure has been tabled, but that doesn't mean it's gone.

As Anita points out, this legislation is the brainchild of one Tom Gallagher, who proposed this in a "Voice of the Faithful" newsletter. The "Voice of the Faithful" couldn't be more misnamed; it's a group of opportunistic dissident Catholics who use the clergy sex scandals as their platform to wrest the Church from that pesky Magisterium. Read this bunch of claptrap justifying their position as "adult members of the People of God."

Mr. Gallagher and company: If you want a democracy, leave the Catholic Church! But if you want to violate the First Amendment, you can't be much for democracy either.


Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Well, of course they think they can get away with this, the Constiutition has been illegal for a long time now.