Friday, February 19, 2010

The Catholic Church Continues It's War On Children

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.


Anonymous said...

I was raised the son of a Baptist minister (I'm now on sabbatical - ha!), and to this day I still don't understand why religious groups discriminate so much when it comes to the basic needs of the human race. They preach 'treat others as you would like to be treated', yet they still have a hang up on DOING THE RIGHT THING!

Whatever 'religion' people practice, so be it, but they should take a step back and look at the BIG picture.

Those children have an immediate need to be loved and nurtured, but it's okay to turn a blind eye to a priest boinking the alter boys.

Anonymous said...

I don't get it. What a shame!

froggy said...

20 million divided by 85 units (for lack of a better word) that's $235,294 per. Hmmmmm. Suppose all that money is going to the program and families and children?

FDeF said...

Obviously the $20 million is for all 20 social service programs which probably employ several hundred workers and house many homeless individuals. It is sad that the Church cannot see beyond its own dogma to recognize the rights of others with different beliefs. Among its current employees are certainly many who are not Catholic, who are divorced and remarried, who practice birth control, or have had abortions, but whose opposite gender marriages are recognized for the sake of health benefits and the like. There has to be some way to embrace diversity and reconciling beliefs which include performing works of mercy and adherence to certain moral restrictions.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you are aware that gay men, both priests and laymen, work at Catholic Charities. Why not contact them to get more in depth info of their shenanigans that you can expose?