Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Could lawyers be thrown out of the profession based on their religious conviction against homosexuality?

Homosexuality, Church, Same Sex Attraction

The State Bar of Arizona is considering whether to require new attorneys to swear they will not let their views on sexual orientation get in the way of providing legal services. Mat Staver, founder of "Liberty Counsel" and dean of Liberty University's Law School, is concerned.

"I believe that this is a major threat to the practice of law," he contends. "This is an attempt to literally license those out of business and to revoke the license of those who, in fact, have traditional moral values."

Staver believes the campaign is going nationwide and will be a tool used by homosexuals to hold back Christian lawyers. "If they then can hold over your head the license and the ability to practice law, that will be a devastating blow to those of us who believe in traditional family values," he points out.

According to Staver, this is an issue that lawyers and law school students cannot ignore. "It's a ticking time bomb," he concludes. "It is a land mine just waiting for someone to step on them."

Many believe that same sex attraction is a disorder. There is also some evidence that it can be cured.

Are these lawyers going to be excluded from their profession because of their religious beliefs? Or will they have to give up their beliefs in order to continue practicing?

The Catholic Church teaches that

...."homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved. (CCC 2357)

Does this mean that all Catholic lawyers in the state of Arizona will now either have to apostatize from the faith or lose their jobs?

People have lost their jobs before because they have held a politically incorrect view of homosexuality.

Homosexual Harassment of Norfolk Police Officer

Roxon Sacks Health Ambassador Warwick Marsh

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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Rick said...

I think the pro traditional marriage lawyers should get together and file a lawsuit.

Pearl said...

It's utterly preposterous that this new wording is even a consideration as anti-discrimination laws, already in effect in AZ, protect sexual orientation from discrimination. Why make a change where one is unnecessary unless for the progression of some ulterior motive? It is frightening to think of making someone choose between livelihood and conscience or religion.

Secular Heretic said...

I think there is an ulterior motive.

I have heard on other blogs that law schools encourage their students that they should not ever question the gay political agenda.