I am an atheist. What is my stake in this internecine quarrel between one group of Catholics with an agenda represented by Jim Corcoran and Father Allan Hood and another group of Catholics with an agenda represented by the 12 parishioners?Here's another look at the case - from a different prospective. And the conclusion is similar - when a government body like the OHRC assumes the authority to rule on Catholic liturgy (something which is clearly beyond the scope of its mandate) - it abuses its powers and wastes taxpayers' money.
The majority of Ontarians are not Catholic. Why should taxpayers foot the bill for a costly and lengthy investigation and adjudication by the Ontario Human Rights Commission of a ceremonial rite conducted within a non-taxpaying private international organization that proselytizes The Only One?
And, by the way, whatever happened to the separation of church and state?
Human Rights Commissions, whether federal or provincial, have become something quite the opposite of what their name implies. If you believe that a Human Rights Commission is about human rights, then you are likely to believe that the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s novel, 1984, is about truth.
Will those calling for the bureaucrazy of the Human Rights Commission to have more power, next be calling for major revisions and amendments to the Torah, Bible, Koran and similar odious books to conform to the political correctmess zeitgeist?(Source)
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wally Keeler from Cobourg, ON asks this question in his letter to the editor: