How is this not a violation of the constitutional separation of church and state as defined by current Supreme Court precedent? “San Francisco Supervisors slam Vatican on adoptions, Resolution calls edict on gays ‘insulting, callous’”
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors wasted little time chiming in, and challenged local church officials to defy the Vatican. “It is an insult to all San Franciscans when a foreign country, like the Vatican, meddles with and attempts to negatively influence this great city’s existing and established customs and traditions, such as the right of same-sex couples to adopt and care for children in need,” the resolution stated.
Suddenly the Catholic Church is not a church, but a foreign country. I’m going to hold my breath until the ACLU jumps in. Shouldn’t take long. I won’t turn blue first.
I like the statement that gays adopting kids is an “existing and established custom and tradition.” How old is that, about 20 years? Compare that to the Catholic Church’s 2,000-year-old traditions and customs about morality and family, themselves based on Jewish customs and traditions dating back a further 3,000-5,000 years.
Narcissus, your office is calling.