So Pat, Who Is Really Tightening the Noose?

The government or the church? 

Here's what Pat Robertson said in reference to the expansion of federal hate crimes laws this past week:

The noose has tightened around the necks of Christians to keep them from speaking out on certain moral issues.

Now here's what the Catholic Church did this past week (excerpt from a letter the church sent to one of its ministers):

The Lewiston Sun Journal published a guest editorial by you which expressed views contrary to the Roman Catholic Church's teaching on the nature of marriage. … In view of this publicly stated position of yours, I regret that you will not be eligible to exercise a public ministry in Prince of Peace Parish. More specifically, that means that I have decided that you are not to serve as a reader or minister of Holy Communion effective today.

My response – Oh gawd puh-lease, the whole “I'm a victim” schtick is sooooooo phony!!!

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