Separation of Church and State, Plain and Simple 2

Roman Catholic Church in Gerse

This is a house of WORSHIP and not a BUSINESS!

Joe Scarborough, Host of “Morning Joe” (@joeNBC), et al, is fanning the flames of an alleged religious war which now Mitt Romney is using to win. Newt Gingrich won in South Carolina by appealing to the vestiges of racism in the state that started the Civil War.  It appears the Republican party has studied each state and decided how to sucker that state into voting for their candidate(s).

President Obama is NOT infringing on anyone’s religion. Catholics are free to worship freely “as their parents and grandparents did.”   Worship is worship and business is business is business. Catholic schools and hospitals are NOT WORSHIP. Business is not static. If the Roman Catholic Church wants to participate in the arena of business, they must play by the ever-changing rules.  They should not get an exception.  There is no basis for a religious exception in business. IMHO, business is secular! What is the definition, anyway?

1wor·ship

noun \ˈwər-shəp also ˈwȯr-\

Definition of WORSHIP

1
chiefly British : a person of importance —used as a title for various officials (as magistrates and some mayors)
2
: reverence offered a divine being or supernatural power; also : an act of expressing such reverence
3
: a form of religious practice with its creed and ritual
4
: extravagant respect or admiration for or devotion to an object of esteem <worship of the dollar>

Examples of WORSHIP

  1. worship of gods and goddesses
  2. Worship services are held daily.
  3. the media’s worship of celebrities

RUNNING A BUSINESS IS NOT WORSHIP. I AM REMINDED OF THE TIME JESUS WENT INTO THE TEMPLE AND SAW THE MONEY CHANGERS AND SHOWED HIS WRATH OVERTHROWING THEIR TABLES.

Joe Scarborough knows that the Roman Catholic Church is slow to change and still enjoys great respect among Catholics. I mean, once all Popes had to be Italian. That has changed, hasn’t it?