Thursday, November 20, 2003
PRO JO COLUMNIST, CHARLIE BAKST JUST DOESN'T GET IT!!!
Below are excerpts (in quotes) from his Nov. 20th column on retired judge Pettine who recently died (I have added my own comments throughout as well).
Bakst praises udge Fortunato who... "exalted the record and stature of this jurist (Pettine) who stood against the dark forces that would mix church and state, or deny women the right to an abortion, gays the right to public celebration, prisoners the right to a modicum of dignity, dissenters the right to speech."
Of course, Pettine was a 'catholic' and despite his disobedience to God's commandments and Church teachings, Bakst continues..."We have watched this faithful Catholic set to one side his own religious beliefs to require that our legislators bow to the demands of the First Amendment, and we have watched him silently suffer the vilification of his church for it."
How is Pettine a 'faithful Catholic' for supporting the destruction of innocent life in the womb? How is he a 'faithful Catholic' for supporting active homosexual behavior?
Thus we have Bakst and every other liberal's battle cry for Church and State...
"set to one side his own religious beliefs to require that our legislators bow to the demands of the First Amendment"
These guys could learn a lot from ST. THOMAS MORE, wo died a martyr of the Chruch for standing against King Henry VIII. Thomas More said, "I die the King's loyal servant but God's first!" Thomas More realized that law and constitutions derive from the supreme Law of God. If only these local politicians and judges could understand this principle!!!
Of course... this 'faithful Catholic' will be buried from a Catholic Church....WHY DON'T WE UNDERSTAND THE WORD SCANDAL ANYMORE???