Anti-discrimination measure or blow to religious freedom?

California bishops oppose bill that would prohibit firing workers for having an abortion or giving birth to a child out of wedlock, say it would violate First Amendment right "to infuse our codes of conduct with the tenets of our faith"

A measure that would bar employers from firing workers for having an abortion or giving birth to a child out of wedlock is getting pushback from religious groups who say such a bill would prevent them from requiring employees to act in accordance with their faith. Under the bill by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego), employers would not be able to discipline … [Read more...]

On the governor’s desk

Calif. legislators want to take over your life

The following comes from a Sept. 10 story submitted by Camille Giglio. Although the media likes to remind us of Governor Jerry Brown's days as a Jesuit seminarian he seems not to have understood one of Church teachings; subsidiarity. Year one of the 2013-2014 legislative term focused on budgetary goals to fund the state's business. Much of this term's second year has … [Read more...]