From the September, 2004 issue of Touchstone
Faith-Based Restrictions by James Hitchcock

Faith-Based Restrictions

In England a crowd assaulted a street preacher who posted a sign saying, “Stop Homosexuality.” The police arrived and made an arrest—of the preacher. He was convicted of insulting and harassing behavior. Also in England, an Anglican bishop was investigated by the police after he publicly suggested that homosexuals seek counseling.

Meanwhile the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has warned the Catholic Church of possible prosecution if it promulgates the Holy See’s official statement on “same-sex unions.” In Canada a teacher has been suspended for writing a letter to a newspaper saying that homosexuality is immoral.

The preacher was being deliberately offensive, and the teacher&# . . .


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