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Tuesday, March 02, 2004
Religious or not?: The California State Supreme Court ruled today that Catholic Charities of Sacramento must provide coverage for contraceptives, despite the Catholic Church's prohibition on their use.


The state supreme court said the charity, incorporated separately from the church, was not a "religious employer" exempt from legislation mandating such coverage.

While affiliated with the Catholic Church, the charity's purpose is not to inculcate religious values, a majority of justices noted.


So, Catholic Charities of Sacramento is deemed not a religious group, yet a federal judge here in San Diego has found that the Boy Scouts of America are a religious group and therefore should be banned from leasing public land in Balboa Park.


U.S. District Judge Napoleon Jones Jr. said the Scouts' lease of the 18-acre Camp Balboa in Balboa Park violates provisions in the U.S. and state constitutions governing the separation of church and state.

Jones said the Boy Scouts are a religious organization because the Scouts require members to profess a belief in God.


What do these seemingly opposing rulings have in common?

In both cases groups with religious foundations are forced to either cave in to the prevailing political correctness ideology or suffer for staying true to their beliefs.

Join this with last week's Davey decision and there's a troubling pattern of hostility toward religion in the court system.

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