Reuters: Catholics unwelcome in political process

Archbishop Sean O’Malley criticized the Massachusetts supreme court for ordering gay marriages be legalized in that state.

Reuters reporter Greg Frost characterized the Archbishop’s comments as “Wading deep into the waters separating church and state”

Apparently Greg Frost believes that clergy should not be allowed to comment about, much less participate in, our political process.

News flash Mr. Frost: The first amendment prevents the government from establishing a religion. It does not limit the rights of clergy or people of faith from influencing government.

He doesn’t even seem to consider that Archbishop O’Malley may be right – the court is usurping the power of the legislature in making its ruling.

Sadly, Frost is more concerned that an Archbishop is exercising his freedom of speech than that the separation of powers (where the real violation is) has been breached.