Thursday, March 23, 2006

Catholic Charities in Boston

I'm sure we've all heard about the debacle in Boston where Catholic Charities has decided to stop its adoption service since the state requires them to consider placing children with "same-sex couples" as well, which as we know is against Church teaching, since, um, we don't believe there are "same-sex couples" and if they are, then they're not living in a way the Church feels children should be raised.

No one forces anyone to go to Catholic Charities for adoption. If you are a same-sex couple and you want to adopt, then just don't go there. this is really easy. But because of the crazy world we live in, Catholic Charities has decided to pull out of the whole thing b/c they don't want to get slapped with a lawsuit, which the Church in Boston, as we know, does not need . So the institution that placede some of the hardest-to-place kids in the Boston area isn't around to do that anymore. How close to the line of Church and State can we come without the State dictating to the Church what it can and cannot do, even when it goes against the Church's convictions? It's like telling Catholic hospitals they must give out birth control, even when the Church is strongly against the practice.

Not a good precedent, kids. Not a good precedent.

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