Well, well, well, if it isn't the Catholic Church.
See, while we have several faiths out in Iowa standing up for marriage equality, in Washington DC, we have the Catholics punishing the innocent because of same-sex marriage.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is going to end its 80-year-old foster-care program rather than license same-sex couples; see, for the Catholics, it isn't about doing good deeds, it's about punishment for alleged sins.....unless you're a Catholic priest. Then you get shuttled around so you can molest children all over the world.
Catholic Charities runs over 20 social service programs for DC, but opted to transfer its entire foster-care program--43 children, 35 families and seven staff members--to the National Center for Children and Families, rather than acknowledge same-sex couples. Tommy Wells, the DC Council member who chairs the Committee on Human Services, said he didn't know of any problems with the transfer, which happened at the beginning of February.
Catholic Charities, which receives $20 million from the city, had threatened, in the days preceding the marriage equality vote, to discontinue programs serving tens of thousands of people if the law was passed. Being forced to recognize same-sex marriage, church officials said, could make it impossible for the church to be a city contractor because Catholic teaching opposes same-sex marriage.
But does it make it impossible for you to do good deeds?
In Iowa, churches are standing up to fight for equality; in Washington DC, the Catholic Church is punishing children because of it.