Friday, November 13, 2009

Catholic Church Threatening Women and Children Over Gay Marriage

On Wednesday, the Catholic Church threatened to end its charity work in the District of Columbia unless the city drops its plans to allow same-sex marriage. With the DC city counsel set to address the issue next week, the pope's posse issued a statement saying it will stop providing services for the homeless, battered women and adoption agencies. 

This one makes my blood boil. The folks that brought you the Spanish Inquisition, the Crusades and the Flat Earth have decided that bullying and extortion is the best way to spread Jesus' love.

The Washington Post reports:
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.

"If the city requires this, we can't do it," Susan Gibbs, spokeswoman for the archdiocese, said Wednesday. "The city is saying in order to provide social services, you need to be secular. For us, that's really a problem."
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