Skip to comments.Editorial: Catholics Need Not Apply. Firing Professor Howell, Rise of Anti-Catholicism
Posted on 07/15/2010 6:00:27 PM PDT by tcg
"Teaching a student about the tenets of a religion is one thing. Declaring that homosexual acts violate the natural laws of man is another." Here in one simple sentence is the real danger this whole matter exposes. This is PRECISELY the Catholic claim! Homosexual sexual acts violate the Natural Law.
Catholics insist that there is such a Natural Law, "present in the heart of each man and established by reason." This law "is universal in its precepts and its authority extends to all men. It expresses the dignity of the person and determines the basis for his fundamental rights and duties." (CCC# 1956) It is in this Natural Law that we find the moral truths which should inform our life together if we hope to build a truly just and free society. It is in this Natural Law that we find those fundamental and foundational human rights which must be recognized by the civil or positive law as belonging to all men and women. These rights do not come from Government but from God.
The relativists of this age have persuaded many, including some Catholics, that there are no objective moral truths; there are only "my" truths and "your" truths. They seek to relegate our claim of the existence of such truths to simply being a "religious" position. We will not and we cannot back down. In the midst of this confused age we must insist that there are objective truths which can be known by the exercise of reason because they are revealed by the Natural Law. Further that these truths are the only solid basis for building a truly free, just and human society.
Such truth claims grate against the enforcers of the "dictatorship of Relativism". ....
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Homosexual sexual acts violate the Natural Law.
you don’t think that they do?????
natural law involves hetrosexual activity so that the species can continue.....all homosexual sex acts are perverted
Over 50%+ of American Catholics voted for this in Nov. 2008.
If dipping your wick in feces is not against Natural Law , it should be.
The persecution is getting worse and worse. The lamestream media and the homosexuals hate the Catholic Church because it has stood against this for 2000 years.
The Catholic Church will still stand firm on this issue, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
we’ve had this conversation before. Proof of your numbers and not by media sources but by election sources. The final count, still too high for Catholics — err— I mean CINOs voting for Obortion O.
100% of CINOs voted for this. No Catholic voted for it.
Hardly the first time a gay has gotten someone fired (or fined)...
Massachusetts man fired from corporation over Christian belief in traditional marriage.
The New Mexico Human Rights Commission just this past year ordered a female photographer to pay over $6000 to a lesbian couple for declining to photograph their commitment ceremony on the grounds that it violated her Christian beliefs.
Also this past year an African-American woman Crystal Dixon was removed from her position as associate vice president for human resources at the University of Toledo simply because she wrote an editorial in a newspaper saying that homosexual behavior should not be compared to being black.
Rolf Szabo, Richard Peterson, Kenneth Gee, Annie Coffey-Montes, and Albert Buonanno were all fired from their corporate or government jobs in the United States for not wanting to celebrate at their work station sexual orientation diversity.
A national Christian dating service (Harmony.com) was dragged into several years of litigation by the state of New Jersey for not providing services for homosexual partnering, until finally, out of financial desperation, the company capitulated to the state a couple of months ago.
A Christian ministry in New Jersey has been subject to state investigation for refusing to allow a lesbian civil union ceremony to be conducted on its property.
A community college professor in California, June Sheldon, was fired for leading a brief discussion on the nature vs. nurture debate as regards homosexuality.
Also in California a doctor was sued for declining to artificially inseminate a woman in a lesbian relationship (or, for that matter, any non-married heterosexual).
In Georgia a counselor was fired just for referring a lesbian woman to another counselor for relationship advice.
The Boy Scouts in Boston were no longer allowed free use of city facilities as a result of their policy against having scout leaders attracted to the same sex; they now had to pay tens of thousands of dollars to use the same facilities that they previously paid not a cent for.
Catholic Charities of Boston had to get out of the adoption business because it did not want to place children with persons engaged in a homosexual relationship.
In New York City a school of medicine under Orthodox Jewish auspices was forced to rent married housing to homosexual couples under a sexual orientation nondiscrimination law, while in California a Lutheran high school was sued for expelling two girls in a lesbian relationship.
In Canada a public school teacher, Chris Kempling, was suspended from his job and fined thousands of dollars by a Human Rights Commission (plus incurred tens of thousands of dollars of legal bills) for writing a letter to a newspaper saying that we should love homosexual persons but not provide state endorsement of their behavior. Kempling was hounded for years until he finally had to quit his position in the public school system, all for expressing views outside his place of employment. Others fined thousands of dollars by Inquisition commissions include: Scott Brockie, a printer who refused to print materials for a homosexual event that he regarded as immoral; Hugh Owens for putting an ad in a newspaper stating that homosexual practice was wrong; a Knights of Columbus chapter for not allowing their hall to be used as for a lesbian wedding reception; Father Alphonse de Valk and Catholic Insight Magazine for speaking against homosexual behavior; Bill Whatcott, a Catholic activist, for producing pamphlets that called homosexual practice immoral (Whatcott was also banned for life from criticizing homosexuality); Stephen Boisson, a pastor, for a letter to a newspaper denouncing homosexual practice as immoral (also ordered to desist from expressing his views on homosexual practice in any public forum). Moreover, an evangelical ministry to the disabled was fined $23,000 for not hiring a homosexual employee and its management and employees ordered to undergo a homosexualist human rights training program.
In England just this year Anthony Priddis, an Anglican Bishop, was fined the equivalent of nearly $100,000 and ordered to undergo equal opportunities training for refusing to hire a practicing homosexual as a youth worker for the diocese. Also in England: Graham Cogman, a police officer, was fired this year for expressing his conviction that homosexual practice was immoral.
Employee’s Firing Over Anti-Gay Bible Verses Upheld
A former systems engineer from Rockwell Collins has filed a lawsuit, claiming he was fired after he refused to sign a document accepting homosexuality.
Red Cross fires employee who refused to recognize gay pride month.
A long-time volunteer fireman in North Truro, Mass., was dismissed from his position on the Board of Fire Engineers after signing a petition in favor of putting a traditional marriage amendment on the ballot in Massachusetts.
I think God made a very clear statement with Sodom and Gomorrah.
Yes, but some people never learn.
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh shall from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit shall from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.” Galations 6:7-10
The rational for terminating the Truro fire department engineer was that he might not respond to a fire at a home owned by a Gay person. Could that rational be applied to a Gay firefighter not responding to a fire at a Catholic Church?
So it would be OK for him to KNOW and EXPLAIN the Catholic position, just not to actually believe it and BE a Catholic.
At least that is the gist of the situation as I see it.
Either way, it is a disgusting display of the power of the ‘politically correct’ liberal thought police in action.
After all,how would a fire fighter even know if a house had a gay person living in it?
Do gay's houses have "special" fire alarms?
But a church is rather easy to spot!