The Catholic League, represented by the Thomas More Law Center, has sued the City and County of San Francisco alleging a First Amendment violation on the part of government officials. A hearing on a motion by the officials to dismiss the case is set for early October.

Our suit maintains that when San Francisco elected officials lambasted the Vatican for its teachings on marriage and sexuality, they spoke as agents of the state. In doing so, they used the instruments of government to express a message of hate toward Catholicism.

It is astounding that in this day and age of “tolerance” that those who wear tolerance on their sleeves are often the most likely to abuse it. We hope the district court in Northern California allows the case to proceed. By the way, since they were sued, they’ve cleaned up their act.

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