The 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America grants freedom of worship, speech & press; the right to petition the government & to assemble peaceably. Specifically with regard to "religion" it states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Many on the left have tried for at least 50 years to re-write history with regard to "separation of church and state" and to downgrade the religious beliefs of the founding fathers. This quote should satisfy both questions: "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports ... and let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle." George Washington, Farewell Speech, 9/17/1796 (from "Being George Washington"). The Liberty Institute lists the many & varied current activities to attempt to eliminate Religious Freedom in America. A study in the American Journal of Epidemiology by researchers at the London School of Economics and Erasmus University Medical Center found that the secret to sustained happiness lies in participating in religion. “The church appears to play a very important social role in keeping depression at bay and also as a coping mechanism during periods of illness in later life,” an author of the study said.

LGBTQ & the Catholic Church

from The Gray Area:

The relationship between the Catholic Church and the LGBTQ community is often misunderstood and regularly stated in error. Catholics, and for that matter all Christians, hate gay people. That is not true. The opposite is true.

Catholic Social Teaching and the Catechism, an almost 1,000 page book, explains this in clear detail, yet many Catholics, Christians and certainly the secular world, get it all wrong. The subtleties of Catholic teaching on the subject are totally missed or ignored, yet critically important to understanding.

This homily is as good an explanation on the subject as you can find. You owe it to yourself to take 16 minutes and listen.

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