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Sunday, July 02, 2006
Cardinal Lopez Trujillo envisions the Church hauled into court for its stand on abortion and gay issues.

AlterNet says: "Legal experts say that the chances of the Catholic church facing any legal consequences for its religious teachings are slim to none." Actually, that "slim to none" quote comes from one legal expert, Chai Feldblum, described in The Washington Blade as "a veteran gay rights advocate." The full Feldblum paraphrase, as given in the Blade, is:
Chai Feldblum of Georgetown University's Law Center said the chances of the church being punished for stating its beliefs are slim to none, at least in the United States, though its stances could lead to Roman Catholic organizations losing state funding.
Maggie Gallagher reports more fully here.