Today at Crisis there is a good summary piece about the complicity of catholic Justice Anthony Kennedy with the secularist Left and about the recent SCOTUS decision in the matter of Masterpiece Cakeshop, LTD v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which probably left Jesuits weeping into their Cosmopolitans.
The writer points out some of Justice Kennedy’s landmark achievements: Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992); Lawrence v. Texas (2003); Obergefell v. Hodges (2015). What a guy.
The writer, Bob Sullivan, takes us back to Pres. Kennedy’s traitorous 1960 speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, which thereafter gave cover to coward catholics to be “devout” but pro-abortion, etc., and which foreshadowed the Obama Administration’s assault on freedom of religion with freedom of worship.
The writer makes a scary point:
The other problem with Justice Kennedy’s decision is that he sidestepped Mr. Phillips’s arguments about freedom of speech and focused on the obvious anti-religious bias of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. [NB] If the Civil Right Commissioners had been more polite in their comments and had not exhibited such a blatant hostility toward Christianity in other similar cases, might the Supreme Court have upheld the penalties imposed on Mr. Phillips? Justice Kennedy believes it could have. He wrote: “…it must be concluded that the State’s interest could have been weighed against Phillips’s sincere religious objections in a way consistent with the requisite religious neutrality that must be strictly observed.” He also wrote: “The outcome of cases like this in other circumstances must await further elaboration in the courts, all in the context of recognizing that these disputes must be resolved with tolerance, without undue disrespect to sincere religious beliefs, and without subjecting gay persons to indignities when they seek goods and services in an open market.”
It seems that the judgement of the SCOTUS could have been determined on the basis of the thin thread of tone.
Let’s start electing and appointing Catholics who actually know and live their faith. Let’s start calling on those Catholics currently in office to be courageous in defending truth.
Before we can elect them, we have to raise them and get them to run.