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Head of Chicago Archdiocese equates LGBT accomodation with forced sharia law

by Jeremy Hooper

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 At 12.04.32 Pm In his weekly column, Illinois' top Catholic told his supporters that businesses that must follow nondiscrimination ordinances that pertain to LGBT citizens are suffering similarly to those who a suffer under Sharia Law:

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Head of the Archdiocese of Chicago and former president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Francis George has blasted the Obama administration and misguided allies of the homosexual equivalency movement which have enforced a "public creed" on Americans, compelling all to accept "gay marriage" and other "sexual anomalies."

Cardinal George compared the forcing to the imposition of Sharia law on Christians and Jews.
KEEP READING: Cardinal George compares forcing of sexual agenda to Sharia law [Catholic Online]

ALSO: Here's the Cardinal's original column:

"It already means in some States that those who run businesses must conform their activities to the official religion or be fined, as Christians and Jews are fined for their religion in countries governed by Sharia law."
FULL: A tale of two churches [Archdiocese of Chicago]
(h/t: Scott Hutcheson)

Many things to say here. For one, a business owner having to follow the fair practices of doing business has nothing to do with forced religion. People hold any number of religious beliefs that pertain to any number of things. All must comply with fair policy.

For another, LGBT people are good and decent taxpaying citizens. The idea that it is some sort of tyrannical burden to have to serve us is just nasty. It's anti-community. It's like the opposite lesson that all of those wonderfully optimistic childhood songs teach us about one another and how we move along in society.

But mostly, how dare this man resort to such a low example to make his discriminatory point. He is the one who is using his faith against civil rights, yet we who push for secular fairness are the ones who are supposedly comparable to religious extremists? It's glaringly offensive, obviously. I would also say it's counterproductive for the Cardinal. People are not as bad at connecting dots as he seems to think they are.

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