August 20, 2010
The Catholic Church has gotten a lot of heat in recent years, some of it deserved over pedophile priests. But on the issue of same-sex marriage, it has taken a principled stand.
In England, a government agency with the politically correct name "The Equality and Human Rights Commission" has mandated that the church's adoption agency - Catholic Care - not discriminate against same-sex couples who want to adopt children. And so rather than water down its doctrine, the church agency may close.
This is the way it always works. In the name of not discriminating, the government discriminates against anyone who says he believes in God and seeks to conform to his will. Nothing surprising about this. Paul said it would be like this in his second letter to Timothy. Everything happening today is in that letter.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.