He just had to chime in about Kim Davis.Francis: "Conscientious objection must enter into every juridical structure because it is a right, a human right. Otherwise we would end up in a situation where we select what is a right, saying, 'this right that has merit, this one does not.'"
Asked if this principle applied to government officials carrying out their duties, he replied: "It is a human right and if a government official is a human person, he has that right. It is a human right."
DOES FRANCIS THINK THAT PIUS XII OUGHT TO HAVE ENCOURAGED ORDINARY GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN OFFICIALS TO REFUSE TO ROUND UP AND MURDER JEWS AND GYPSIES AND OTHERS? Now, resistors to Hitler would have been displaying their human rights, and might have suffered for it.
Kim Davis is denying other human beings their rights. She will end up a millionairess and a high-office politician, chances are.
My hackles rise at this interference with American politics and the American constitution. Don't hurry back, Francis.
Father Coughlin is too much on my mind as I brood back on the 1930s. I liked it better when Baptists believed in Original Sin and Separation of the Church and State, before the Bushes and Faith-Based Initiatives.
End of rant.