All the news I wish to print

There are all kinds of stories out there. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry. Some will make you shrug, some will make you scream. Read any daily paper or listen to any newscast and your emotions can go from happy to sad to disbelief to fear to incredulity to horror to anger in very short order.
As we go along, there will be stories, as Paul Harvey used to say, to "wash your ears out with." There will be others that will make you feel like you need to be deloused simply by virtue of have in heard or read them. Some posts will be religious, some secular and for some I expect will defy easy classification in either category. I hope you will join me in this journey and pleas feel free to comment along the way.
For my part I pledge not to remove any posts unless they are vulgar, libelous, threatening or otherwise in violation of the standards of civil discussion. I will not remove any post simply because I disagree with it but I will reserve the right to respond to any challenges that come my way.
God bless you and welome to my blog.

Monday, January 7, 2013

French government warns Catholic schools to stay ‘neutral’ on homosexual ‘marriage’

I remember when I was in high school and there was a great deal of discussion about the Blaine Amendment to the NY State Constitution which removed virtually all government financial aid from private and parochial schools. It was decried as as totally unfair as the parents of the children in these schools paid taxes, including school taxes, just as did those in public schools. The argument was perfectly valid but as it turns out it was probably the best thing that could have happened in terms of autonomy over what gets taught in parochial schools concerning Faith and Morality. The French Education Minister is basing his justification for this unconscionable intrusion into religious education on the fact that the teachers in public school are paid by the goverment so the schools are considered to be under contract to the government. Whenever you accept so-called aid from any government you give up a piece of your freedom with every penny you accept. This story is a case in point.

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