Belle Plaine Catholics lead resistance to Satanic Temple veterans monument

(Tháng sáu 14, 2017 – Tinh thần công giáo – Matthew Davis)

­ A black cube with Satanic symbols and an offering bowl has been proposed for Belle Plaine’s Veterans Memorial Park.

And Belle Plaine’s Catholics don’t want it there

Jason Adkins, Minnesota công giáo hội nghị các giám đốc điều hành, said the question of the memorial’s placement is both a freedom of speech issue and a religious freedom one. He added that both have legitimate limits.

“With rights come responsibilities,"ông nói. “You can’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theater” if there isn’t one.

As for religious freedom, the government can have a “compelling” reason to set limits when a practice violates the common good, Adkins, ông, giving the example of the two Michigan doctors in court for performing female genital mutilation on two Minnesota Muslim girls for religious reasons.

Trong khi đó, Adkins said it should shock people that there isn’t more push-back against the proposed memorial, with the exception of a priest and other Catholics.

“You’re invoking Satan,"ông nói. “We’ve come to a point in society, a post-Christian society, where someone could invoke the name of Satan and even put a monument in the town square — and we’re not talking Uptown, we’re talking Belle Plaine — and that basically there is no public outcry. Traditionally, Christians have understood that when you invoke demons, you’re cursing yourself and your community.”

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