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The Coming Debate Among American Catholics

I had hoped the assault on religious freedoms would have made ALL Christians more wary. SOME have changed but not enough.
rreid Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 8:50 PM
I don't understand your point of view. Surely you are not implying that the ACLU is right wing or conservative.
Jeff2422 Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 2:01 PM
My point is that I just don't see this as a kitchen table issue, especially for Catholics. Such a large potion of Catholics don't vote their faith. My daugher converted when she married. She tried to raise issues of the poor, abortion, materialism, and religous freedom with the congregation and her in-laws there were yawns or condemnation for being judgmental. The Catholics are not alone amongst faith-based orgainizations. There is a book, called something like "Fan or Follower". My sense is that most people are fans of Christ, but not really followers.
Peter906 Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 12:54 PM
But much of the assault on religious freedom comes from the right as well, especially if you think there are more religious issues than birth control and abortion, important tho' they are. Scalia led the Supremes to strike down a colonial Connecticut law allowing employees to take off work their sabbath day. In the name of economic freedom, conservatives make it more difficult for small businesses to keep holy their sabbath. Keeping Christ in Christmas is difficult, not only because of the ACLU, but also because businesses, starting with Coca Cola years ago, appropriated Santa Claus and mass consumerism as Christmas symbols.

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