Showing posts with label Establishment Clause. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Establishment Clause. Show all posts

Monday, June 13, 2011

Church of Scotland Continues to Disintegrate and Cooperates Evils of the World

Editor: The Church of Scotland began its downward spiral when it separated from the Catholic Church in the Protestant Revolt. The only place which a congregation of orthodox Christians may meet in unity with other Christians is in the Church of Rome. Strange to say, despite having some of the worst Bishops in the world, Scotland's Catholic Church is now larger than the increasingly moribund Presbyterians. This from Virtue Online:


by Julian Mann
Special to Virtueonline
June 13, 2011

St George's Tron in Glasgow is a thriving Church of Scotland congregation. It is financially viable, it has young people and it is serving its local community. It is also a church where anyone struggling with homosexual issues would find love, understanding and biblical clarity.

Like the Church of England, its sister church by law established, the Church of Scotland is an aging denomination facing financial and numerical meltdown. In a recent article in the Church of England Newspaper, church statistician Dr Peter Brierley predicted that the Church of Scotland will have halved in numbers by 2015 to 280,000 members, down from 560,000 in 2005.

St George's Tron is bucking the trend. But the decision by the Church of Scotland General Assembly to endorse same-sex relationships, contrary to what St George's believes is the clear teaching of the Holy Scripture, has severely alienated this vibrant church.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Bishop McCormack's Politicizing in New Hampshire for the Democrats

Of course, the Senator from New Hampshire is blinded by his indignation and frustration at dealing with a man who doesn't care much for rational things, economics or even the religion he's supposed to represent. The Senator has had to apologize. No one's talking about the Bishop's poor record in dealing with the homosexuals under his care who prey on adolescents.  You'd think his moral authority would be pretty much non-existent, but perhaps his collaboration with the abuse-hoax has given him a kind of half-life whereby he holds his office and continues to act as a Democratic Party lapdog. Still, at any rate, it's perhaps salubrious as well as instructive that there are people are threatening to take away the Church's tax-exempt status because Catholic Bishops don't seem to understand or appreciate that the Establishment Clause is a two-way street.

The Catholic Church is responsible to follow certain rules in the United States with respect to its non-exempt status. It can't campaign for various candidates as this is considered a violation with respect to the Establishment Clause which is part of the First Amendment.

Arch. Rembert Weakland

The CDL is in this case glossing over the Senator's insult, which he has apologized for, and neglecting to mention that if the Church shouldn't be campaigning for Republicans, it shouldn't be campaigning against them either.

There have been many occasions, including the Health Care Bill, where AmChurch, particularly the USCCB and leftist Bishops have weighed in favor of various socialist agendas. Remember Cardinal Bernadin's Seamless Garment that gave a blessing to allow allegedly Catholic politicos to vote against the doctrine and interests of the Catholic Church. It was true in the eighties when they were supporting nuclear disarmament and it's true today., and you just know this Bishop is for Obamacare.

Unfortunately, more emphasis will be put on political correctness and no emphasis will be put on the fact that in this case, Bishop McCormack, shouldn't be promoting socialist agendas and wealth confiscation themes. Of course, no one's asking that question.

[From CDL Newsletter]This has been a busy week in the world Catholic bashing.

New Hampshire House Majority Leader David J. Bettencourt called Manchester Bishop John B. McCormack a "pedophile pimp who should have been led away from the State House in handcuffs with a raincoat over his head."

The Catholic League is going after Bettencourt's actions very determinedly. Later news indicates that Bettencourt plans to apologize. Then the Catholic League reports Rep. Andrew Manuse wrote this missive: "I am now considering a bill to remove the Church's tax exempt status in New Hampshire, for you have clearly shown that you no longer want it."

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