The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." " is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32)

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN': The answer to this question is self-evident to me, but let me ask it anyway: given the decision of the California Supreme Court in Catholic Charities v. Superior Court of Sacramento County, (the California Supreme Court ruled that Catholic Charities had to include contraceptives as part of their health plan despite the Catholic Church’s teaching that contraception is immoral) does anyone doubt for a minute that sooner rather than later the state of California will be after the Church to perform abortions in Catholic hospitals and to pay for the abortions of poor women at health clinics run by the Church? To those who scoff that this could never happen, allow me to ask this: who is going to stop them? The First Amendment? By the time the courts are through reinterpreting the establishment clause objections to public policy issues on grounds of faith will be illegal, subject to the same sort of penalties as hate speech, shouting fire in a crowded theater, or smoking in a restaurant.


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