Friday, January 2, 2015

Catholics Fight for Freedom in Washington, D.C.

by Robert E. Laird
Crisis Magazine

The Catholic University of America and the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., are the latest targets of legislative and judicial moral relativists who severely threaten the religious freedom of Catholic educational institutions from pre-schools to universities, as well as other Catholic services.

The center of the issue are two bills, both approved unanimously by the D.C. Council in December in a deliberate effort to force Catholics and others with traditional religious beliefs to disregard their own moral standards. One bill would allow D.C. to force Catholic schools and colleges to recognize and possibly support homosexual student clubs, while the second may force Catholic and other employers to include coverage for abortions in their employee health plans. Both bills can still be halted by the D.C. mayor, Congress or the federal courts.

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