Friday, June 19, 2009

San Francisco Versus the Church (Update)

The June 18 San Francisco Bay Guardian's "Politics Blog" has an article on the June 16 hearing over the city of San Francisco's attempt to impose new taxes on the Archdiocese of San Francisco. We've covered this story here and here. The hearing adjourned with no decision, and according to the Bay Guardian, it will be continued next month.

We've argued that this is payback from the City of San Francisco for the Church's support of Proposition 8, and questioned whether the Archdiocese can get a fair shake.

We've pointed out that the City Assessor, Phil Ting, who brought the case, is a supporter of same-sex "marriage" and has has himself performed same-sex "weddings."

We've also pointed out that of the three members of the review board hearing the case, one, city treasurer Jose Cisneros, sits on the board of Equality California, and another, Amy L. Brown, head of the city's real estate division, coached other city employees on how to perform same-sex "marriages" and was herself a contributor to the "No on 8" campaign.

We've also pointed out that of the three counties served by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, only one, San Francisco county, (the one controlled by homosexual activists) has seen fit to attempt this maneuver.

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

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