First They Came For The Catholics

You recall the State of Connecticut's effort to ban bishops from having legal authority over their parishes?

That blatant effort to violate free exercise of religion might fairly have been written off as the nutty and over-the-top efforts of two extremist members of the state assembly.

How does one then explain the fact that the State thereafter informed Bridgeport's Bishop Lori that the Church was being investigated on ethics charges because as a lobbying group, its members inappropriately staged a rally in defense of their own rights? That's a blatant effort to violate freedom of speech & assembly.

Appropriately, Bishop Lori is filing a civil rights lawsuit. Sic 'em, Excellency. This isn't about Catholicism, this is about an obscene and outright attack on fundamental rights.