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11/23/2010

Maggie spearheads law school program; spear's tip purposely pointed at 14th Amendment

by Jeremy Hooper

Ave-MariaAve Maria School of Law, a Roman Catholic law school in Naples, Florida, has created something called the Center for Research on Marriage, Religion and Public Policy. A center that will be led by none other than the National Organization For Marriage's Catholic chairperson, Maggie Gallagher:

“It’s important to continue fighting for marriage and family in the political and legal arenas,” says Gallagher. “Truth is truth. If marriage is the union of a husband and wife, because children need a mother and father, we can’t abandon non-Catholic children. We have an obligation in justice, as well as love, to fight against an unjust civil order that redefines marriage and its purposes.”
Catholic law school launches center for defense of marriage [Catholic Culture]

So yet another gig for Maggie that's wholly about exalting personal faith views on marriage and morality in a way that influences shared public policy. The continued goals are [1] to shape young legal minds in a way that further muddies the waters between civil marriage licensing and its optional (even if oft-utilized) religious ceremony component; [2] to make marriage all about reproduction, even though procreation is also a wholly optional component of marriage (one that many same-sex couples also engage in); and [3] to collect a paycheck while doing all this. Maggie's profitable, personal prayers injected into the realms of civil discrimination and unjust division.

Maggie all-but admits it in the above quote: She sees her convicted faith as a sort of guardian for non-Catholic children ("we can’t abandon non-Catholic children"). She sees her fight as ordained by a higher power ("We have an obligation in justice"). She sees her religion as superseding civil matters that she finds personally conflicting ("to fight against an unjust civil order"). In short: She thinks she knows better, and has no plans to stop this marriage game until she has saved us all from ourselves. The overreaching not only flies in the face of equality and freedom -- it flies in the face of conservatism as well.

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