Catholic Charities In Rockford Ending Foster Care, Adoptions Over Gay Rights

  • metta

    Posts: 39090

    May 28, 2011 1:30 AM GMT
    Catholic Charities In Rockford Ending Foster Care, Adoptions Over Gay Rights

    check out the comments...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/26/catholic-charities-in-roc_n_867755.html

  • roadbikeRob

    Posts: 14310

    May 28, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
    Anything that the Roman Catholic Church does to create more hardships and setbacks for people who don't follow their primitive minded doctrines doesn't shock me in the least bit. This is not only sad but very disgusting. It just exposes the hypocrisy of the RCC. Go figure.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 28, 2011 5:10 PM GMT
    metta8 saidCatholic Charities In Rockford Ending Foster Care, Adoptions Over Gay Rights

    check out the comments...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/26/catholic-charities-in-roc_n_867755.html



    I used to work for Catholic Charities but after seeing how it was run, and how they didn't follow what a religious organization should follow at all, I had to resign.
  • CuriousJockAZ

    Posts: 19119

    May 28, 2011 5:34 PM GMT
    I look forward to hearing all the Catholic Democrats take a public stance against this. I'm sure Metta will keep us posted with the outcry from the left.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 28, 2011 5:56 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI look forward to hearing all the Catholic Democrats take a public stance against this. I'm sure Metta will keep us posted with the outcry from the left.


    I'm sure we won't be hearing the Catholic Republicans' public stance against this. Why? Because there won't be one.
    Except of course the gay ones. They will be as hypocritical as usual. You know agreeing with their straight brethren in public, yet sneaking and skulking around their secret gay world in private saying how horrible it really is. icon_rolleyes.gif
    Tristan
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 28, 2011 6:01 PM GMT
    metta8 saidCatholic Charities In Rockford Ending Foster Care, Adoptions Over Gay Rights

    check out the comments...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/26/catholic-charities-in-roc_n_867755.html





    Uh, unless you want to become suicidally depressed and lose complete hope in your fellow man, I'd suggest NOT reading comments posted after online articles.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 29, 2011 6:36 PM GMT
    miamimasseur said
    metta8 saidCatholic Charities In Rockford Ending Foster Care, Adoptions Over Gay Rights

    check out the comments...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/26/catholic-charities-in-roc_n_867755.html





    Uh, unless you want to become suicidally depressed and lose complete hope in your fellow man, I'd suggest NOT reading comments posted after online articles.


    I follow politics, and the news coverage of, pretty closely. With civil unions beginning here on Wednesday, I was waiting for the flaming to begin in statewide media outlets as they are covering the implementation of the policy. From what I have seen, it has been pretty much either a non-issue or support of the law. I am so proud that my local right-wing suburban paper has only one comment so far on a 24 hr-old news story, albeit from an extremist, on the comments page. Of course, that may change. But still, I went to the comments section hoping for the worst. I live in a relatively socially progressive part of the state and have felt/seen little to no active discrimination; not saying things are perfect here, of course. But, between here and Chicago, there is a lot of red heartland, and from what friends from around the state have said, it doesn't seem to be a huge politically-charged issue. This may change as implementation is more widely known about, I am afraid.

    The Rockford newspaper reporting/comments on this subject seem to be solidly in support of the new law and critical of the new adoption policy. Of course, comment pages are not scientific in any way, but an amazing amount of anecdotal evidence ranging from community opinion to what comments are censored, can be gleaned.

    http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/05/focus-family-weve-lost-gay-marriage

    Coincidence?
  • metta

    Posts: 39090

    May 29, 2011 6:49 PM GMT
    ^
    that is what I meant by that. I remember not long ago when most of the comments were bashing gay people on something like this. This is the first time on a glbt vs anti-gay religion story in a non-glbt source where most of the comments, I don't see any gay bashing. I see a lot of support. That is a huge change. The tide has FINALLTY turned. icon_smile.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 29, 2011 8:03 PM GMT
    Stoked the kiddie rapists are opting out of handling children. Hopefully a totally rad secular agency will spring up to fill the void
  • GQjock

    Posts: 11649

    May 29, 2011 9:40 PM GMT
    Hmmm .... There goes the word "Charity" and the meaning of the word "Christian" as well

    Way to go Catholics = accessories to Pedophilia
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 30, 2011 1:53 AM GMT
    I think it's absolutely dreadful! What a bunch of idiots.

    I don't think I've met a single left-wing catholic in my life though??!?! I've no idea what Curious is on about!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 30, 2011 2:11 AM GMT
    Uhhh, ever heard of the Kennedys?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 30, 2011 3:23 PM GMT
    field123 saidUhhh, ever heard of the Kennedys?


    Well I haven't met them!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 30, 2011 3:31 PM GMT
    Hi, I'm as left as they come, and conveniently Catholic in name only (Aunt forced me)
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 30, 2011 4:36 PM GMT
    musclefetish1 said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI look forward to hearing all the Catholic Democrats take a public stance against this. I'm sure Metta will keep us posted with the outcry from the left.


    I'm sure we won't be hearing the Catholic Republicans' public stance against this. Why? Because there won't be one.
    Except of course the gay ones. They will be as hypocritical as usual. You know agreeing with their straight brethren in public, yet sneaking and skulking around their secret gay world in private saying how horrible it really is. icon_rolleyes.gif
    Tristan

    +1
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 30, 2011 5:00 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidI think it's absolutely dreadful! What a bunch of idiots.

    I don't think I've met a single left-wing catholic in my life though??!?! I've no idea what Curious is on about!


    I'm a left wing Catholic. We exist. The Kennedys were famous left wing Catholics. I didn't drink the Koolaid, and I thank God for it.

    Catholocism is mired in it's traditions and has had a serious conservative shift since John Paul II, and Pope Palpatine (Benedict) was the backbone of much of JPII's doctrine.

    They need to get realistic on sexuality. The church blaming Gays for the church abuse crisis was just recently refuted by the John Jay college of Criminal Justice (though their blaming the abuse on the free-love 60's...weird).

    Gays are the next lesson for the church.

    I feel so torn. my experience with the church has been a positive thing for me, but it sure as hell isn't perfect.