Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Jeff Jacoby Times

Oh, to only see the world through Jeff Jacoby's eyes. I'm sure he, like Rush, only says the things he does for entertainment purposes (or to increase the amount of letters to the Editor the Globe receives.) In today's screed he says he opens with "projection":
It is projection, for instance, when a liar assumes that everyone he deals with is dishonest, or when a man tempted by adultery accuses his spouse of planning to deceive him.
Of course this is all about the gay people:
For the political agenda driving this affair is the one favored by the Human Rights Campaign and its many allies in the media and state government: the normalization of homosexual adoption. So important is that agenda to its supporters that they will allow nothing to stand in its way -- not even the well-being of children in dire need of safe and loving families. Catholic Charities excels at arranging adoptions for children in foster care, particularly those who are older or handicapped, or who bear the scars of abuse or addiction. Yet the Human Rights Campaign and its friends would rather see this invaluable work come to an end than allow Catholic Charities to decline gay
Mr. Jacoby...did you even read what you write? Read it again:
So important is that agenda to its supporters that they will allow nothing to stand in its way -- not even the well-being of children in dire need of safe and loving families.
That's right, the Catholic Church would rather discriminate than place children in loving same sex families. I never saw anything about the HRC ending adoptions, the Catholic Church is stopping adoptions, why are you trying to spin this to attack the messengers? The same sex couples adopted the children the heterosexuals didn't even want!

On a side note you also attribute Catholic charities to be against same sex couple adoption. That is wrong. The Bishop is the one who refused to allow the adoptions, the Catholic Charities unanimously voted to keep the policy the way it is, please don't try to rewrite history, it's ugly.

Oh, and you're trying to link same sex marriages with adoptions, are you serious? Same sex couples have been adopting and raising children LONG before they could get married. It's about time the State caught up with that one so don't blame one for the other. If you want to blame anyone, blame the Catholic Church, it sexually abused thousands of children over decades and now it want to continue that practice by mentally abusing children and keeping them out of stable loving homes.


Thinking Person said...


Steven Keirstead said...

Here, here! Herr Jacoby has limited critical thinking skills.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what Jeff would have said if Catholic Charities had a new policy against jews being allowed to adopt. Bet he would have change his stance very quickly.

Anonymous said...

They used to not allow Jews and Porotestants to adopt. They were forced to change the policy to get state and federal money. Hmm....

Anonymous said...

Jacoby is the king of selective outrage.

To paraprase Eric Ohner:

To Jeff, there's good discrimination and bad discrimination. Bad discrimination would be discrimination that affects him.

Anonymous said...

Oops - make that Eric Orner.

Anonymous said...

What I'd really hoped for was something along the lines of the San Francisco Board of Supervisor's response:

"It is an insult to all San Franciscans when a foreign country, like the Vatican, meddles with and attempts to negatively influence this great city’s existing and established customs and traditions, such as the right of same-sex couples to adopt and care for children in need."