Saturday, February 21, 2009

'First They Came for the Baptists'

"Now if this had been a Catholic priest or bishop arrested in similar circumstances, I imagine there would be a hue and cry from the Catholic hierarchy in this country and there needs to be one now. So far it is black religious leaders who are crying foul, but this is far from being an issue of color. Every voice that values freedom of religion and speech in this country should be raised in alarm over this egregious travesty of justice."

Mary Kochan, referring to the sentencing of pro-life Rev. Walter Hoye, in her Catholic Exchange op-ed "First They Came for the Baptists