The Archbishop of San Francisco has opted to remain faithful to the Church's teaching rather than to engage in a round of political theatre with alleged Catholic Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
It is not every day the President of the United States becomes a blogger. However, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, queued to reach the Senate floor this week, was enough to prompt Obama to contribute an Op-ed to the Huffington post Sunday.
Dr. Jennifer Morse recently gave a perfectly civil and thoroughly Christian talk to a group of Catholic college students in Iowa. In a speech deeply rooted in compassion, she urged students to reach out to same-sex attracted classmates and offer them friendship. She thought they could benefit from chaste friendships, and that they would not necessarily get much of that type of support from others on campus.
The president declared it. A pastor prayed it. And woe betide those who differ with this new reality announced at yesterday’s presidential inauguration: Gay is now an official social category as defined and tangible as black or white. Put another way, romantic attraction and sexual desire are now viewed as being as innate and immutable as skin color.
Whenever I write about the issue of First Amendment Freedom of Association, I defend the right of campus groups, not government administrators, to control their own belief structure and membership requirements.
Anyone who has been through a terrible storm, like Hurricane Sandy, knows that one of the first tasks in the storm’s wake is to look at the landscape and assess the damage realistically.