The University of Notre Dame — where there was an eruption of protest earlier this year after Pres. Obama, who is also pro-choice, was named commencement speaker — has hired Brian Kelly, a pro-choice Catholic, as their new football coach.
Might there be some wiggle room within a religion for some dissent? Is it O.K. for a member of a particular tribe to disagree with a body’s stance on an issue? Rep. Patrick Kennedy has been denied communion for being pro-choice. What about your own faith group, if you have one? Can you publicly disagree and still remain a member?