Citing same-sex marriage bill, Washington Archdiocese ends foster-care program

  • metta

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    Feb 17, 2010 7:57 AM GMT
    Citing same-sex marriage bill, Washington Archdiocese ends foster-care program

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/16/AR2010021604899.html


    Yeah!!!! Less children will be around the haters.
  • coolarmydude

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    Feb 17, 2010 1:21 PM GMT
    It's sad and typical of the Catholic church to be more outraged at gay marriage than they were at priest pedophilia.

    Let the house of cards continue to fall...
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    Feb 17, 2010 1:22 PM GMT
    metta, where do you find this tuff?
  • coolarmydude

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    Feb 17, 2010 1:32 PM GMT
    To those who may not see a problem with the Catholic church's actions, allow me to explain how they are hypocrites.

    1) The church's official position on marriage is that a marriage is not recognized by God unless the marriage is performed by a Catholic ordained priest and the couple is Catholic.

    2) Before this gay marriage issue became an issue, the Catholic church was allowing couples who were not Catholic to participate in the foster-care program. So they extended their benefits to unrecognized married heterosexual couples.

    3) Now they claim that they shouldn't be forced to recognize same-sex marriages as it is not a recognized marriage by the church.
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    Feb 17, 2010 1:49 PM GMT
    The Catholic Church should be taxed. We separate religion and government in the US, yet the Catholic Church continually meddles.
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    Feb 17, 2010 1:52 PM GMT
    If they have city contracts and get funds from the city then they have the right to choose not to continue providing those services. I could careless about that, but what bothers me is that the church will most definitely make themselves out to be the martyr in the situation. The city gov't for lack of better terms is a business, their policies shouldn't be dictated by a single groups beliefs. Our gov't works the best when all of it's people are considered when making decisions!
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    Feb 17, 2010 2:22 PM GMT
    It's just a matter of time until the entire organization collapses. I thought the Dark Ages ended?
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    Feb 17, 2010 3:56 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidTo those who may not see a problem with the Catholic church's actions, allow me to explain how they are hypocrites.

    1) The church's official position on marriage is that a marriage is not recognized by God unless the marriage is performed by a Catholic ordained priest and the couple is Catholic.

    2) Before this gay marriage issue became an issue, the Catholic church was allowing couples who were not Catholic to participate in the foster-care program. So they extended their benefits to unrecognized married heterosexual couples.

    3) Now they claim that they shouldn't be forced to recognize same-sex marriages as it is not a recognized marriage by the church.

    I wonder if the RC in DC lets Jews, Muslims, Hindus and other non-Christians participate in the foster care program? They were administering a city program, so I would assume they were required to, if the couple was legally married.

    There also appears to be an issue about employee benefits packages at other Catholic agencies in DC, so I guess there was a hint that other programs were at risk if the archdiocese had to pay spousal benefits to gays. But if they have non-Catholic married employees, or even non-Christian, how is that also not "contrary to their teachings" as they claim regarding gays?

    Or do they only hire Catholic workers? No, I suppose they must hire others, otherwise if all they hired are Catholics they wouldn't have a problem. Any gay couple who got married could be excommunicated, and therefore no longer a Catholic, and not eligible to be hired or remain an employee with them.
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    Feb 17, 2010 3:57 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    coolarmydude saidTo those who may not see a problem with the Catholic church's actions, allow me to explain how they are hypocrites.

    1) The church's official position on marriage is that a marriage is not recognized by God unless the marriage is performed by a Catholic ordained priest and the couple is Catholic.

    2) Before this gay marriage issue became an issue, the Catholic church was allowing couples who were not Catholic to participate in the foster-care program. So they extended their benefits to unrecognized married heterosexual couples.

    3) Now they claim that they shouldn't be forced to recognize same-sex marriages as it is not a recognized marriage by the church.

    I wonder if the RC in DC let Jews, Muslims, Hindus and other non-Christians participate in the foster care program? They were administering a city program, so I would assume they were required to, if the couple was legally married.

    There also appears to be an issue about employee benefits packages at other Catholic agencies in DC, so I guess there was a hint that other programs were at risk if the archdiocese had to pay spousal benefits to gays. But if they have non-Catholic married employees, or even non-Christian, how is that also not "contrary to their teachings" as they claim regarding gays?

    Or do they only hire Catholic workers? No, they must hire others, because if all they hired are Catholics they wouldn't have a problem. Any gay couple who got married could be excommunicated, and therefore no longer a Catholic, and not eligible to be hired or remain an employee.


    So what you're saying is... the CC is all BS. Got it. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 17, 2010 7:02 PM GMT
    well not really a big gaga fan...but i think shes onton somethin.....



    religious bitches spend too mcuh time hatin on the gays
    and the gays spend too much time hating on religion


    the gays should put their ipods down and start going after gaga for saying such ridiculous thangz.....lolz icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif

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    Feb 17, 2010 7:11 PM GMT
    The RC Church gets paid by the City to operate this program, so if they want to discriminate, Bye-Bye! I don't think the City will have difficulty finding groups who will do the dsame job. And Vespa is correct, a lot of it is the unwillingness to be bound by other city anti-discrimination laws.

    I have long thought that property that is not directly related to worship or education should be taxed. When I was in HS we had to pray every day that the Christian Brothers would win a case involving taxing the Christian Brothers winery. My firends and I thought God must be pretty non-committal toward the Brothers if we actually had to pray to him for a win!
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    Feb 17, 2010 7:15 PM GMT
    antelope said...When I was in HS we had to pray every day that the Christian Brothers would win a case involving taxing the Christian Brothers winery. My firends and I thought God must be pretty non-committal toward the Brothers if we actually had to pray to him for a win!

    How was the case settled? Obviously a while back, so I can't recall it. Did God win, or should we expect some Haiti-like divine retribution from Him any day now, or maybe any century now, or at the least another drowning of New Orleans?
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    Feb 17, 2010 7:20 PM GMT
    Brandon112586 saidSo what you're saying is... the CC is all BS. Got it. icon_smile.gif

    LOL! Right! But it's one thing to say it, and quite another to demonstrate it.