Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Wagner Flips Into Next Universe

Jeff Wagner is ordinarily a sane fellow, for an attorney-in-recovery.

But not today.

He's decided to discuss the Xavier case and suggested that the Catholic Church (really, its school, Xavier HS/Appleton) is wrong, wrong, wrong.

Jeff would like us to:

1) Ignore the valid and binding employment contract and
2) Ignore the fact that the woman was warned against proceeding with the procedure.

Jeff characterized the Church in stark unfavorable terms during his warmup, which was sad.

As far as Jeff is concerned, the Church is obliged to affirmatively and continously investigate the moral life of all its employees so that this poor teacher is "treated fairly."

So Jeff, here's a parallel:

When the IRS nails you for some offense, do you plead to the Tax Court that the IRS "should examine every other taxpayer to determine whether THEY have any reportable offenses" as your plea?

And that since the IRS has NOT affirmatively and continuously monitored every other taxpayer, that the Tax Court should simply ignore your offense?

Jeff. It's time to grow. up. now.


Amy said...

Thank you for posting this. I love Jeff and listen to his show every day, but there have been a few occassions where he's come down on the wrong side of the issue.

Especially when it comes to teachers at Catholic schools.

The teachings of the Catholic Church are explicit on this and other issues: in vitro fertilization, contraception, and abortion are all verboten to practicing Catholics.

Anyone who violates those teachings, and therefore their contract, should be fired. Is it harsh? Perhaps. But those are the rules.

Amy said...

And I meant to add:

With all the anti-Catholic and anti-Christian bigotry in this nation, I'd hope Jeff (and other conservatives) would be more respectful of our beliefs.

Dad29 said...

I don't trust Jeff Wagner, particularly after his childish temper-tantrum over the air today.

Neo-Con Tastic said...

Wagner better be more careful in who he attacks.. you don't want to offend the wrong 'group'.