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Colorado Bill Targeting Religious Groups Draws Fire from Vatican

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  • Thomas Morey
    Here s just another attempt of the recently failed ENDA federal bill by gay activists and sympathetic liberals to be adopted on a state level. 1-31-2008
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      Here's just another attempt of the recently failed
      ENDA federal bill by gay activists and sympathetic
      liberals to be adopted on a state level.

      1-31-2008
      Colorado Bill Targeting Religious Groups Draws Fire
      from Vatican

      Family News in Focus

      Dangerous legislation could force charities that run
      soup kitchens and homeless shelters to hire
      homosexuals.

      More than 30 states have laws forcing businesses to
      hire homosexuals, but many exempt churches and
      faith-based operations. Now a Colorado bill is taking
      aim at those religious organizations. It's even drawn
      the attention of the Vatican.

      Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes has offered his support for
      Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput’s recent stand
      against the legislation.

      "We seldom see the Vatican stepping into a U.S.
      state-level fight," said Tom Minnery, senior vice
      president of government and public policy at Focus on
      the Family Action. "The Vatican sees the same
      pressures building everywhere, and has become greatly
      concerned about it."

      The bill would remove the religious exemption if a
      soup kitchen or a homeless shelter receives any
      government funding, including federal funds. Bruce
      Hausknecht, judicial analyst for Focus Action, said
      that may violate the Constitution.

      "There are constitutional issues involved here," he
      said, "as to whether a state can impose restrictions
      upon a religious entity, based on money that comes
      from the federal government."

      Jim Pfaff, president of Colorado Family Action, said,
      "It's a dangerous bill, designed to cause harm to
      religious and, I think specifically, Christian and
      Catholic organizations."



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