Thursday, March 15, 2012

US Catholic Bishops are Wrong About Religious Liberty

I just finished this MUST READ blog post from Americans United for Separation of Church and State.  It seems the US Catholic Bishops have decided to do a "full court press" to compel people to follow their religious doctrine.

According to Americans United: "The bishops’ religious liberty is not threatened in the United States, and what they don’t seem to understand is that they aren’t really fighting for freedom of conscience – they’re fighting for the idea that religious “corporate conscience” is more important than individual rights.

"The rights of the people in charge shouldn’t trump the rights of the people they’re in charge of, no matter what the bishops say. In this case, the bishops don’t share the same perspective as most of the people they’re in charge of. How long will it be before they’re no longer speaking for anyone?"

As someone who DOES believe in religious liberty it's imperative that I speak out.  I'm urging all my fellow bloggers to link to the AU blog post, and encourage all who read this to speak out!

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