By Stephen Frank, California Political News and Views
How do you destroy religion and Faith in California—make Pastors, Rabbi’s and Priest “stoolies” for government. Make them snitches.
“Bill 360, introduced by Democrat state Sen. Jerry Hill, would “delete that exception for a penitential communication, thereby requiring clergy to make a mandated report even if they acquired the knowledge or reasonable suspicion of child abuse or neglect during a penitential communication.” This is an egregious overreach of secular authority, stepping into sacred religious rites, and will not protect children or stem the tide of child abuse.
It’s not hard to understand the climate spawning this bill. Constant scandals of sexual abuse within churches, internally investigated and covered up, sometimes for decades, have left a bad taste in the mouths of many. Yet this is an overreaction—a pendulum swing too far—and will only hurt more people.
Once this portion of the relationship between congregant and religious leader has ended, how do you trust them with any secret. Imagine the Catholic Church without a confessional? This is how Socialist/Democrats kill religion. Ready for secret societies like they had one thousand years ago.
Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views. Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant. http://capoliticalnews.com/