Monday, April 23, 2007
Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center, observed, "Judge Patel clearly exhibited hostility toward the Catholic Church. During oral argument and in her written decision she claimed that the Church 'provoked the debate' by publicly expressing its moral teaching, and that by passing the resolution the City responded 'responsibly' to all of the 'terrible' things the Church was saying. This judge attempted to rationalize the evocative rhetoric and venom of the resolution which are sad reminders of Catholic baiting by the Ku Klux Klan."
Just one week after the anti-Catholic resolution, the San Francisco Board voted-again unanimously-to condemn some 25,000 Evangelical teens who gathered in the city to express their opposition to homosexual conduct. Openly gay San Francisco Assemblyman Mark Leno said the teenage group is "obnoxious" and "disgusting" and should not be tolerated. He told the Christian group to "get out of San Francisco."
Mmm, citizens ought not to discuss their views in public. It's obnoxoius and disgusting. Reminds me of an incident at college when we were praying the Rosary outside, as we do once a semester, in honor of a Marian feast, and someone walking by called us murderers. Not quite sure who we were killing. Maybe it had something to do with fallopian tubes getting entangled with rosaries?