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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Do We Actually Want Catholic Charities Working With Children Anymore, Anyway?

Honestly, what's the point of anti-discrimination laws if some people are allowed to reject them? Isn't it an affront to measures that are designed to promote equality and fairness when the governor hand-selects some folks to whom they don't apply — and some who don't have to observe them? He actually wants to go on record believing it's OK for some people to discriminate — and for some folks to be discriminated against? Jesus, Mitt Romney seriously has his head up his ass.

What's next, Mitt? A law that allows Catholics to reject potential renters or home buyers at will? Or a bill saying no Catholics ought to be held responsible for any hate crimes they might inflict on people they can't tolerate?

If Catholic Charities can't be bothered to perform adoptions — fine! Let another agency step up to fill the void — and take advantage of the money tied to the state contract. Besides, in the Archdiocese where Catholic priests ran rampant molesting boys for decades, the less contact they have with children, the better.


Romney Bill Makes Room For Anti-Gay Bias

BOSTON — Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney proposed legislation Wednesday that would allow Catholic Charities in his state to refuse to arrange adoptions for gay couples.


The Protecting Religious Freedom bill would exempt the agency from the state's anti-discrimination laws.


Catholic Charities, the social services arm of the Boston Archdiocese, has been placing children in adoptive homes for a century, but announced recently that it will stop doing so because state law allows gay men and lesbians to adopt. The agency said that placing children with gay couples would violate the teachings of the church.


The governor has said that same-sex couples have a legitimate interest in adopting children, but that the services Catholic Charities provides are important, too.


"I believe it is important to safeguard religious liberty as well as the interests of our most vulnerable citizens," Romney said in a letter to lawmakers.
— PlanetOut.com

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