I have long believed that the way the U.S. Government will try to control the theological content of American churches is through anti-discrimination laws, and it seems that Obama’s Department of Justice (sic) is attempting to force a church to rehire a minister in the case of Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC. Like so many other directives from Eric Holder’s DOJ, this one is much more than the “Camel’s nose.” It practically is the entire camel.
I believe the next step will be for the government to take away the tax exemption of churches that either do not ordain female or homosexual clergy, and then demand that these churches pay back taxes. Since the Roman Catholic Church falls into this category, the Obama administration most likely won’t want to take on the Pontiff, but sooner or later such policies are going to be implemented, Catholic Church or no Catholic Church. Since such church policies are theologically-based, what this means is that the government is going to try to force Christian churches to rewrite their theology to make it fit Progressive ideology.7:54 pm on October 4, 2011 Email Bill Anderson