Californians Against Hate

Submitted by frlarry on Wed, 11/26/2008 - 15:35

Any hate? No, just the kind of hate they hate. What kind of hate is that? Any expression of the idea that marriage is between a man and a woman constitutes, according to their perspective, hate. Hate of what? Hate of non-heterosexual couples who want to marry. Pretty simplistic? Of course. Yet, in politics, it's often the single-issue movements that have the biggest effect, even when their tactics border on the hysterical. Californians Against Hate, for example, has been organizing boycotts of businesses that donated to the Vote Yes on Issue 8 campaign (the campaign to save the sanctity of marriage in California).

Interview with the Chief Justice

Submitted by frlarry on Wed, 11/26/2008 - 13:36

Not, as it happens, Chief Justice John Roberts of the U.S. Supreme Court, but Chief Justice Raymond Burke of the Apostolic Signatura. This is not the title normally given to Archbishop Burke. A more correct title is Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura ("Supremum Tribunal Signaturae Apostolicae"). The interview was conducted by Anita Crane for Catholic World Report. Although it's not the sort of interview I would have liked to see, it is, nevertheless, worth reading. See "The Chief Justice."

Another tangled web, woven by the California Supreme Court.

Submitted by frlarry on Thu, 11/20/2008 - 22:30

The vote no on Prop. 8 crown are challenging the amendment initiative that recently passed in California. (See "Calif. Supreme Court to take up gay marriage ban.") They argue that the initiative amounts to a radical change to the structure of the constitution, or words to that effect. Although their claim is false, they are presenting the claim to a state supreme court that, in effect, already ruled that the core of the constitution supports the right of gays or lesbians to marry as fundamental. It will be interesting to see how the court rules on the claim. I don't see how they can turn down the petitioners. I also don't see how they can avoid having their ruling reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court, since there is, in fact, nothing in the California Constitution that specifically grants the right to marry to same-sex couples. You have to spot it in the penumbra or you won't spot it at all. At least they had enough good sense not to allow any further shenanigans until the issue is decided legally.

The initiative's opponents had also asked the court to grant a stay of the measure, which would have allowed gay marriages to begin again while the justices considered the cases. The court denied that request.

The blind leading the blind...

Submitted by frlarry on Thu, 11/20/2008 - 22:10

The Cardinal Newman Society surveyed the political plugs for President-elect Barack Obama on Catholic college campuses on the eve of the election. See "Report: Catholic Colleges, Faculty Aided Pro-Abortion Obama. Of course, these morally blind leaders were not the only ones responsible for the greater trend of Obama supporters among the under-30 set. Even my own generation fell prey to the siren song of change. It was only the over 65 crowd that didn't buy it.

La Razon: Dr. Stojan Adasevic, former abortionist in Serbia, is now a pro-life champion.

Submitted by frlarry on Mon, 11/17/2008 - 22:01

The Spanish Daily, La Razón, based in Madrid and having a circulation of 187,000 or so, ran an article on November 11 by Pablo J. Ginés, entitled, "Stojan Adasevic pro-vida después de 48000 abortos." According to Catholic News Agency, this is the story of the conversion of a major abortionist, Dr. Stojan Adasevic, whose conversion to pro-life was occasioned by an encounter with St. Thomas Aquinas in a series of dreams. See "Another 'champion of abortion' becomes defender of life: the story of Stojan Adasevic." The story rings true, though I have not yet found independent corroboration of it. This one is definitely worth our attention, folks.