In a move that I knew was coming, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney filed a bill today
that would exempt the Boston Archdiocese's Catholic Charities from a state anti-discrimination law.
Romney's bill, "An Act Protecting Religious Freedom," would exempt religious organizations from the state's anti-discrimination requirements when providing adoption or foster placement services. He said the exemption would not allow discrimination based on race, creed, national origin, gender or handicap.
So… basically, we have a Republican fighting so that a group of people may discriminate against others? Nice. In fact, not only is he fighting so that people may discriminate against others, he wants to make exceptions to a state law
so that people may discriminate against others.
And in other news, the Catholic Church has come out saying that Catholics should treat immigrates with love and respect
, no matter what their legal status.
Cardinal Roger Mahony, who leads the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the nation's largest, added fuel to the fire when he exhorted Catholics to ignore if passed what he called an unjust and inhumane law proposed in Congress.
As federal legislators mull proposed reforms and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security evaluates its strategies regarding border regulation, the Catholic Church has stepped up, voicing clear opposition to some immigration policies.
So… let me get this straight. The Catholic Church makes a statement that because of their religious beliefs, they should be kind to immigrants, which if this law passes, would be illegal? Hmmm, I wonder how many Republicans will be fighting for the Catholics’ right to ignore this law, because of their religious beliefs, like they are fighting for the Catholics to be able to ignore discrimination laws.
My bet? None.Tags:Republican religion conservative Catholic Christians Republicans conservatives gay adoption Christianity immigration church Catholics homosexuality Romney discrimination adoption