.- The Front for Secular Culture, a conglomerate of anti-religious groups such as Catholics for a Free Choice, is demanding Mexican Interior Secretary Carlos Abascal âevaluateâ whether or not he will remain in his post after expressing his Catholic faith in public.
Abascal caused an uproar at the recent World Forum on Ethics in Mexico when he said divine law was above human laws. He immediately became the target of harsh criticism, and a host of secular and anti-religious groups began calling for his resignation.
The director of Catholics for a Free Choice in Mexico, Maria del Consuelo Mejia, Guadalupe Cruz, executive director of the Ecclesial Observatory, and Eduardo del Castillo, coordinator of the Front for Secular Culture, all demanded Abascal either ârenounce his beliefs, or resign.â
Mejia also objected to President Vicente Foxâs presence at the Archdiocese of Mexicoâs Cathedral on the day commemorating the Mexican constitution. She criticized Fox and Abascal for âradically and aggressively provoking Mexican societyâ and âcasting doubt upon the secular natureâ of the state.