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Clergy Members Criticize Court Ruling

Associated Press, June 26, 2003

Some members of the clergy say a Supreme Court decision today will have a negative impact on all of society.

The court has struck down a Texas law that bans gay sex acts, saying it’s a violation of privacy.

The head of the National Clergy Council is calling the ruling “lamentable.” The Reverend Rob Schenck says the ruling sends a message that matters of morality don’t matter in the law.

Schenck says he’s hoping Texas lawmakers will bring the law back—and also rewrite it to include a ban on adultery.

The top lawyer for the National Clergy Council calls the court’s ruling a “catastrophic move toward the destruction of society.”

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