Government Interference Limited
Posted: December 7, 2012 at 2:37 a.m.
It is my opinion that Lowell Grisham (Opinion, Nov. 25) is in error with his critique of the Catholic Church when he states that it “does not have the right to impose its own moral belief upon non-Catholics who are employees, patients or students in its public institutions.” He says these restrictions are derived from “the government’s policy.” His confusion was also present soon after the ratification of the Constitution and was corrected with the First Amendment, which prohibits the federal government from “prohibiting the free exercise thereof” by a religion. Long before the formation of our government, this issue was addressed by Jesus.
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Opinion, Pages 5 on 12/07/2012