Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition
(Kind of obvious title? Oh well...)
Out of the Great State of Florida comes this:
If Domino's Pizza founder Thomas S. Monaghan has his way, a new town being built in Florida will be governed according to strict Roman Catholic principles, with no place to get an abortion, pornography or birth control.Kind of like the Amish, you ask me, and as such, I'm not sure I'm unalterably opposed to this. Let 'em enclave, if you ask me. I think they'll find, over time, that the town per se loses citizens as kids grow up and move to more enlightened surrounding communities, but hey. A Catholic geriatrics ghetto. Isn't that special?
The pizza magnate is bankrolling the project with at least $250 million and calls it "God's will."
Civil libertarians say the plan is unconstitutional and are threatening to sue.
This whole concept really has legs. PuritanTown could bring back stocks in the public square. And OldTestamentTown could make a fortune in tourist dollars, especially on Stone the Adulterers Day.