They Don't Let Up
Robert at Interstate 4 Jamming reports
that a staffer at the local Catholic diocese called the office of Judge Ronald Alvarez, the judge in the case about the 13-year-old in foster care seeking an abortion, to find out if he were a Catholic, and if so, what his parish was. Apparently this person intended to have a talk with the judge's priest about denying communion to the judge for "enabling" the girl to obtain an abortion.
The judge says that while he is Catholic, he stopped going to church three years ago because of the issue of abuse by priests. As a juvenile court judge Mr. Alvarez would know more about abuse than anyone should.
I wonder if it occurs to these people, and the Baptists that asked Judge Greer to leave, that they are making their candidates less electable. John Kennedy had to come out and say that he wouldn't govern based on the dictates of the Vatican. When these people emphasize their insistence on ideological purity and conformance to religion over the laws, they make people leery of supporting candidates of their sect.
It's not as if we didn't already have enough extraneous garbage in our political campaigns, now we have to listen to candidates compare their "orthodoxy" or lack of it to get elected.