Monday, June 26, 2006

CONSERVATIVE GROUP DEMANDS OUSTER OF MARYLAND GOVERNOR

Robert Ehrlich, Governor of Maryland


A Virginia-based conservative group is demanding the resignation of Maryland's Governor Robert Ehrlich, who fired a Catholic member of a public transportation board for making public comments about his opposition to homosexuality.

"It is a disgrace that anyone would be fired for stating their religious beliefs in a public forum not connected with their job capacity," said Eugene Delgaudio, the president of Public Advocate. "The pro-family citizens of Maryland should not have to be represented by an anti-Christian bigot.”

Delgaudio was referring to the governor's dismissal of Robert Smith, a member of the Metro transportation board, who had said on a local cable-television show that he opposed the idea that "government should proffer a special place of entitlement within the laws of the United States for persons of sexual deviancy."


“This is sure to have a chilling effect on freedom of speech rights of Maryland government officials," the Public Advocate statement noted.

Via Catholic World News.

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