Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama + One: The Day After...

(photo: Drudgereport)
Okay, so now what?
Today celebrants are waking up with hang-overs from all those 'Obama cookies' and chocolate mints. Some are sore from caring arms full of Messiah posters and inaugural trinkets.
And yes we have a new President.
Only time will tell what well happen next. We have no crystal ball to look into, but we can take a look at campaign promises of 'Change' and the rumblings of the present Congress.
... and for the Catholic, it seems that that 'change' will bring about some trying times.
Former Supreme Court nominee Judge Robert Bork has predicted that upcoming legal battles will have significant ramifications for religious freedom. He names as issues of major concern the continued freedom of Catholic hospitals to refuse to perform abortions and the likely “terrible conflict” resulting from the advancement of homosexual rights.

Speaking in an interview published Tuesday by Cybercast News Service, Judge Bork discussed the contentious nature of modern politics.

“Everything is up for debate these days. I can’t think of anything that isn’t,” he said.
“You are going to get Catholic hospitals that are going to be required as a matter of law to perform abortions,” he claimed.

“We are going to see in the near future a terrible conflict between claimed rights of homosexuals and religious freedom… You are going to get Catholic or other groups’ relief services that are going to be required to allow adoption of a child by homosexual couples. We are going to have a real conflict that goes right to the heart of the society.”

Asked whether there was a freedom of conscience clause anywhere in the Constitution that might prohibit the U.S. government from compelling a religious hospital to perform abortions, he replied: MORE

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