I see the bit in the article about previous mayors being put under “financial investigation”…and I’ve checked about 50 other media outlets so far and did a general internet search for those facts, and come up with nothing.
No other publication I’ve found so far mentions this–linked to this story or any other.
Have you seen any? Or know of these cases? If so, please post the links–I’d much appreciate it.
I don’t trust the reporting at Lifesite “News” for one second.
The publication, for example, reports that the woman’s sentence “was greeted with enthusiasm by most of the media”.
Where? Where has it been “greeted with enthusiasm by most of the media”?
Of the fifty articles I’ve read, both in English and in French–including the left-leaning Huffington Post–I have not seen her sentence being “greeted with enthusiasm” by “most of the media”.
In fact, of the fifty articles I read…not one did so.
I also see they omit Hout’s quote that other publications include, when she told the court:
“I’m really sorry. I’m ashamed of what I did…” saying the events were due to a “bad set of circumstances.”
If someone is breaking the law…they of course should be made aware of the possible criminal prosecution.
If you (and Lifesite “News”) call that a “threat”, so be it.
This ------>** “if you perform those marriages, you’ll go to hell”** (says her brother, and some religious folks)…sounds waaaaaay more like bullying, threatening, and intimidation.
But if someone is told what the punishment would be if they break the law, most people would call that being given the facts and being duly and properly warned about them.
People should be made well aware of the consequences, of course, so they can make their decisions on what to do.
It sounds like she was told, so she made her choice.
In fact, she made her consquences worse…and is now in trouble for lying and forgery.
In general, it would be wise for people not to pursue or stay in jobs that go against their conscience. I’ve left jobs that go against mine several times instead of staying and not performing the job. If someone can’t do the job anymore, or doesn’t* like* the job anymore, and if it’s financially possible…they should leave it and find another.
It’s really annoying when this “publication”, LIfesite News, keeps putting the word “marriage” in parenthesis. The word is legally correct to use–this is what the contract and ceremony is officially called on the legal documents.
Someone should inform their fact-checkers of this. If they have any.