And Now For Something Completely Different
mgraber at gvpt.umd.edu
Tue Mar 14 10:55:08 PST 2006
This is confusing. I (and I suspect Mr. Brayton) believe that the
catholic Chruch espouses a great many doctrines that I believe to be
immoral. I nevertheless believe that the catholic Church has the right
to preach what I think are "ugly" doctrines and that Catholics have a
right to act on them in their private capacity. We may dispute whether
running an adoption service falls into the public or private sphere (and
dispute whether "public/private" is the right dicotomy, but I take it
that a great many of us who support broad application of laws forbidding
discrimination against gays and lesbians nevertheless think that the
Church may ban gays and lesbians from joining the priesthood, taking
certain sacraments, however wrong we may think that is.
>>> nebraskalawprof at yahoo.com 03/14/06 1:48 PM >>>
So Mr. Brayton agrees with the HRC that the Catholic faith--at least on
the issue of marriage and family--is "shameful" and "ugly" and "serves
absolutely no higher purpose."
Our zones of tolerance just don't overlap.
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