Catholic Charities throws own employees under the bus....

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    Mar 02, 2010 1:06 AM GMT
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    One day before same-sex marriage becomes legal in the District, Catholic Charities will modify its health coverage for employees so that all spouses of newlyweds and new hires will not be covered.

    A memo notified staff members Monday of the imminent change.

    Spouses of current employes will continue to have health coverage, the memo said. But by making the policy effective Tuesday, the charity will not have to extend benefits to anyone who legally weds one of its gay employees.

    Wednesday is the first day when same-sex couples can take out marriage licenses in the city.

    The memo, signed by the charity's president, Edward J. Orzechowski, never mentions same-sex marriage, instead saying that the new policy was a direct result of a "change in the law" in the District.

    "We sincerely regret that we have to make this change," the memo states, "but it is necessary to allow Catholic Charities to continue to provide essential services to the clients we serve in partnership with the District of Columbia while remaining consistent with the tenets of our religious faith."
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    When the D.C. Council first considered legalizing same-sex marriage, Catholic Charities said it might have to to sever city contracts under which it provides services to the city's poor. The church regards marriage as an institution reserved for opposite-sex couples, and that providing benefits to same-sex spouses through its charitable arm would be a de facto recognition of same-sex marriage.



    Well.... that's awkward. Very "Charitable" and Christian all at the same time.
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    Mar 02, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    Catholic Charities throws own employees under the bus....

    ZbmwM5 saidWell.... that's awkward. Very "Charitable" and Christian all at the same time.

    Well, I guess it's an improvement over the old days, when they would've simply burned them. icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 03, 2010 12:03 PM GMT
    How many gay people work for CC?

    What gay person would work for them (out of the closet of course)... and why?