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Catholic Group: Ban Every Business Leader And Company Who Signed SCOTUS Brief From Working With Any Catholic School

From the Cardinal Newman Society:
On March 5, 2015, 379 corporations and business groups submitted an amicus brief in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to declare "marriage rights" for same-sex persons. Such a ruling would be contrary to constitutional, civil, natural and divine law and conflicts directly with Catholic teaching and the position of the U.S. Catholic bishops. The Cardinal Newman Society therefore urges Catholic schools, colleges and universities to refrain from all honors - including public recognition, honorary speaking platforms, and honored positions on boards and committees — for board members and senior leaders of these 379 corporations and business groups.

Whether or not same-sex unions are legally permitted, they are intrinsically immoral and contrary to human nature. Hoping to relieve their own perceived "economic burden," the amici ignore the plight of businesses and religious organizations that operate according to Catholic beliefs; these should be exempted from recognizing same-sex unions in employment and health care decisions. To ignore religious freedom is to disregard a fundamental principle upon which this nation was founded, thereby endangering Catholic education and other religious services and activities.
The Cardinal Newman Society was founded in 1993 by the former editor of Fordham University's newspaper, who was pissed that his school recognized an LGBT student group. Among its board of directors are wingnut commentator Brent Bozell, who in 2011 appeared on Fox News where he called President Obama a "skinny ghetto crackhead."

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