San Francisco supervisors’ rhetoric toward Church compared to Nazi anti-Semitism
June 10, 2009
A week after the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of a 2006 San Francisco Board of Supervisors resoulution “urging Cardinal William Levada, in his capacity as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican, to withdraw his discriminatory and defamatory directive that Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco stop placing children in need of adoption with homosexual households,” Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, is vowing to appeal the ruling.
“It is not a stretch,” he said, “to compare the San Francisco board's actions to that of the Nazi Germany policy of Gleichschaltung, vilifying Jews as an auxiliary to and laying the groundwork for more repressive policies, including the final solution of extermination.”
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- Catholic group likens S.F. supervisors to Nazis (San Francisco Chronicle)
- Federal appeals court upholds San Francisco’s condemnation of Vatican (CWN, June 4)
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