Thursday, November 12, 2009

In which I prefer the Mormons to the idiots apparently running the Diocese of Washington DC

But, you know what? Individual subdivisions of the Catholic Church are entitled to whatever policy positions they like, as long as they get out of the business of taking the government's money.

From WaPo:

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said Wednesday that it will be unable to continue the social service programs it runs for the District if the city doesn't change a proposed same-sex marriage law, a threat that could affect tens of thousands of people the church helps with adoption, homelessness and health care.

Under the bill, headed for a D.C. Council vote next month, religious organizations would not be required to perform or make space available for same-sex weddings. But they would have to obey city laws prohibiting discrimination against gay men and lesbians.

Fearful that they could be forced, among other things, to extend employee benefits to same-sex married couples, church officials said they would have no choice but to abandon their contracts with the city.

The key word in this piece is fearful.

It becomes time for Catholics who actually believe in the teachings upon which our church is supposedly founded, to stand up and be counted.

1 comment:

Nancy Willing said...

It is time to strip these people of theie federal and state faith-based cash flow then.