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Federal appeals court sides with San Francisco against Vatican

CWN - October 25, 2010

Four years after the San Francisco board of supervisors condemned Catholic teaching on homosexuality and urged Archbishop George Niederauer to defy Catholic teaching on adoption by homosexual couples, the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals, in an 8-3 decision, rejected a lawsuit calling upon the city to rescind the resolution.

In a further 3-3 vote, with five abstentions, the court split over the question of whether the city had expressed hostility toward Catholicism.

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  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Oct. 25, 2010 7:06 PM ET USA

    Well, surprise, surprise; further proof that there is no "wall of separation" between church and state. Instead, we have a one-way street, along which the state is at liberty to interfere with the church, but the church may not teach the Truth to the state, which is still supposed to be "of the people and by the people." The Ninth Circuit has thrown out the Constitution and the Bill of Rights at the behest of San Francisco. Need to rename it Sodom; St Francis must be weeping for his namesake.

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