Friday, May 18, 2007
Led by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), the Congressmen had accused the Pope of offending “the very nature of the American experiment” for his statements “warning Catholic elected officials that they risk excommunication and would not receive communion for their pro-choice views.”
“Religious sanction in the political arena directly conflicts with our fundamental beliefs about the role and responsibility of democratic representatives in a pluralistic America,” the Congressmen stated. “It also clashes with freedoms guaranteed in our Constitution.”
Somehow I missed the part of the Constitution where it says that the Supreme Court has jurisdiction over the Church Universal, or that people shouldn't be allowed to have consciences. Reminds me of the old line - John Kerry didn't run on a platform of the seperation of Church from State, he ran on the seperation of John Kerry from God.