Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Blog for Choice Day – Speaking Out About Choice...

A tip of the Afro goes out to St. Louis University basketball coach Rick Majerus, who is taking heavy fire from St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke for stating his support of abortion rights and stem cell research.

Majerus made the remarks at a Clinton campaign rally over the weekend.

St. Louis University is a Jesuit, Catholic university. Unrelated rulings from the Missouri Supreme Court have made it clear that SLU is not controlled by the church or Catholic beliefs.

So it looks like Majerus (one of the most successful coaches in college basketball) will not face the discipline Archbishop Burke is fantasizing about for saying he’s pro-choice.

Go on with your bad self, Coach Majerus!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

If the Archbishop says, "black", the Jesuits will say "white". I don't see Fr. Biondi kissing any local episcopal rings anytime soon.

BTW, good post on salon

NancyP

Gorgeous Black Women said...

Lots of Catholic people are pro-choice. A Catholic Planned Parenthood doc who performed abortions was refused communion.