Despite Lawsuits Bishop Henry Refusing to Back Down 'One Iota' on Homosexual "Marriage"
"CALGARY, March 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Even in the face of two human rights complaints, Calgary Bishop Fred Henry is refusing to back down over his pastoral and public statements on same-sex marriage, in which he faithfully presented the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality."I love the headline. Henry is not facing a lawsuit. Its a Human Rights commission. The last paragraph in Lifesite's report is interesting too...
"The bishop presented to the media a meticulous legal defense saying, "Freedom of religion and freedom of speech are foundational, and if we're to have an honest debate in society, all the voices have to be heard, including that of the churches. I think I'm owed an apology for putting me through this rigmarole of harassment and intimidation and attempt to silence me."Comments from posters to right wing blog Western Standard
"I would like to know what risks the two complainants exposed themselves to. There has to be sort of restriction imposed to discourage lodging frivolous actions with the Alberta Human Rights Commission. Maybe some sort of "good faith" bond. (Pardon the seeming though unintended, pun). I support Bishop Henry completely on this issue would like to see him lodge a
and then this ...
"... simply treat every HR complaint as an HR violation itself. And in this case, it certainly is. The purpose of the complaint in this case is quite clearly to suppress public debate by terrorizing citizens into silence with the threat of legal consequences for holding and expressing unauthorized opinions.
Should be interesting. I suspect the best Bishop Henry can expect is to have the HR Star Chamber simply choose to not deal with the complaint. That sort of things has been done before. But to have them come right out and say that the plaintiffs are wrong and abusing the system, and that this wretched Catholic actually does have the right to participate in the affairs of his society may be too much to hope for."
There will be many more right wing Christian calls for justice, and end to so called "Star Chambers". What do they want, a return to the days of the inquisitions?
Cheers to My Blagh for pointing Western Standard link to me!
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