Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Catholic church contraception stance
The cartoon in The Times on June 16 [Opinion] pictured a high official apparently of the Roman Catholic Church telling a nun to ”Put a sock in it,” as he claims “Our fundamental concern isn’t politics, but the protection of religious liberty.”
The liberty the Roman Catholic Church seeks is freedom to impose its dogma upon not only its parishioners, but upon everybody else — including nonbelievers — through our government’s laws. That is contrary to the First Amendment of our nation’s Constitution.
Inasmuch as it has been reported that 98 percent of Catholic women have used artificial birth-control methods, it appears that a majority of the of the church’s females choose to be free of its rules.
It is hoped that, despite the Supreme Court’s six Catholic judges, we all will remain as free of the church’s dogma as those ladies.
— Spencer M. Higley, Edmonds