Monday, October 25, 2010

Jack Smith Weighs In On Catholic League Case

And, as usual, makes a very good point. He quotes this bit from the opinion of the judges who sided with the city of San Francisco:

"We would have a different case on our hands had the defendants called upon Cardinal Levada to recant his views on transubstantiation, or had urged Orthodox Jews to abandon the laws of kashrut, or Mormons their taboo of alcohol. Those matters of religious dogma are not within the secular arena in the way that same-sex marriage and adoption are."

Then says:

"Translated, your freedom of religion encompasses all the superstitious voodoo you care to indulge in, but you may not have a religious dogma at variance with something the City cares about – like sex.

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