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Worcester Diocese under attack from Martha Coakley
La Salette Journey ^ | March 21, 2014 | Paul Melanson

Posted on 03/21/2014 10:41:11 AM PDT by cleghornboy

Writing for the Christian Post Reporter, Michael Gryboski notes that, "A Roman Catholic diocese in Massachusetts that refused to sell a historic mansion to a gay couple is facing mounting legal pressure. Massachusetts' Attorney General Martha Coakley recently filed a brief in support of the gay couple who are suing the Diocese of Worcester alleging discrimination. Filed before superior court earlier this month on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Coakley argued that the diocese's actions constituted 'sexual orientation discrimination.' 'The commonwealth's compelling interest in protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination derives from their status as a politically vulnerable minority that has suffered a history of discrimination, which continues to this day,' reads the brief in part. '… though the diocesan defendants assert a sincerely held religious belief, their free exercise claim fails the rest of the compelling interest test, and they are not entitled to an exemption.' The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General provided The Christian Post with a press release sent out last Thursday, wherein Coakley stated that her office respects the freedom of religion." See here. But what is tolerance? How do we define it? Dr. Montague Brown, a professor of philosophy at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, provides us with an excellent definition of tolerance. He writes, "Tolerance is the willingness to accept actions we believe to be inappropriate or even wrong because it would be worse to take action against them. Tolerance is community-oriented. Ideally, all bad behavior should cease, but it is unrealistic to think that society could succeed in enforcing this ideal. Tolerance understands this." (The One-Minute Philosopher, p. 166).

And how would we define relativism?

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TOPICS: Local News; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: attack; homosexual; homosexualagenda; marthacoakley; worcesterdiocese

1 posted on 03/21/2014 10:41:11 AM PDT by cleghornboy
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To: cleghornboy

Bizarro World.


2 posted on 03/21/2014 11:17:30 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Hold on to your seat; it’s going to get a lot worse.


3 posted on 03/21/2014 12:07:17 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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