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Bill would place state in charge of Catholic Church

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posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 12:38 AM

I saw this on the Glen Beck show and tried to find a link of it. This is the best I could find.

If anyone can find Glen Becks interview regarding this please post.

Basically what it says is that the State will be in charge of the church while the Archbishop and Pastor will lose any power they may have regarding the day to day operation of the church.

Representative Mike Lawlor and Senator Andrew McDonald are the co chairs to the committee spear heading this bill. Both are openly gay and the Church believes this is a revenge for Prop 8.

The Church is arguing (and rightfully so) that this is in direct conflict of their 1st Ammendment.

Note to mods- These might belong in Alt breaking news, if so thanks in advance for moving it.

posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 12:12 PM
Here's the audio to that Glen Beck show.

He starts talking about it at around 1:25 into the audio.

Catholic Church Under Attack - Glenn Beck - 3/10/2009

And another couple of articles, ...

Connecticut Update: Anatomy of a Bigoted Bill and a Vindictive Process

As Republican Sen. Michael McLachlan said from the get-go, “The real purpose of this bill is payback to the bishops and pastors of the Roman Catholic Church in Connecticut for opposing gay marriage” — for which the state’s two leading proponents just happen to be Judiciary Committee co-chairmen Rep. Mike Lawlor and Sen. Andrew McDonald.

This sure isn't going to help these two guys political careers!

Shredding the First Amendment in the Constitution State

Legislators in the Constitution State, Connecticut, have declared war on the First Amendment. The attack was launched in the form of a bill that exclusively targets the Catholic Church and would strip bishops and priests of their ability to administer dioceses and parishes.

The bill (Raised Bill No. 1098) -- under consideration by the state's Judiciary Committee -- would wrest authority over church affairs from pastors and bishops and instead turn over control to a series of elected boards, explicitly excluding the bishops and pastors from voting.

[edit on 3/11/2009 by Keyhole]

posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 02:08 PM
Thank you, for the vidoes.

Whether you are religous or not, this should concern all of us. They are wanting to take away their first ammendment for revenge.

What will happen if enough people speak out against them? Will freedom of speech be next?

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