Wednesday, March 1, 2006

More Christian Than the Clergy

7 people have resigned from Catholic Charities because of the Massachusetts Bishops who want the state to allow them to discriminate at will:

In a statement, the seven board members said they were "deeply troubled" by the bishops' request, and said it "undermines our moral priority of helping vulnerable children find loving homes.

"We also cannot participate in an effort to pursue legal permission to discriminate against Massachusetts citizens who want to play a part in building strong families," the statement read.

Three of the former members were on Emily Rooney's PBS show tonight. From the show I learned that the children placed with same sex couples were special needs children, children that would otherwise not be placed in homes because the majority of the people who go to Catholic Charities (heterosexuals) don't want them. So the Bishops would rather keep these kids in foster homes or orphanages than place them with loving parents.

Or maybe the church just wants to hold onto to the kids for themselves since they've done such a wonder job with all the children they've "touched" throughout the years.

True heros and Christians:
  • Geri Denterlein, President of Denterlein Worldwide Public Affairs
  • Donna Gittens, chief executive officer, causemedia;
  • Paul LaCamera, general manager, the WBUR group;
  • Brian Leary, partner, Gadsby Hannah;
  • Peter Meade, executive vice president, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts;
  • Colette Phillips, president and CEO, Colette Phillips Communications;
  • Micho Spring, chairman, Weber Shandwick New England.
The church is not a bigot in a red hat, it's the people. As Peter Meade said on Emily's show tonight (and I'm paraphrasing): "God died on the cross for all the people, he didn't say everyone except for Steve and Tom or Susan and Kathy" Can the Catholic Clergy be anymore unchristian?


Anonymous said...

How come this article showed up at 10:15am? Are you playing with the internet on taxpayer time? Maybe Amy should complain to the EPA again.

Mike said...

Posted at 10:30PM, it says. That's NIGHT TIME.

Marcie said...

Some people are just plain STUPID they can't even read a number correctly.

Patrick said...

These anonymous people that attack from the shadows disgust me. They are so bereft of any ideas, they're left to snipe and threaten from the dark. They are of minor consequence.

What is of consequence is that Cardinal Law will have to explain to God how the children entrusted to his care were abused and irrevocably damaged; and Bishop Sean will have to explain to God how the children entrusted to his care were better off in institutional care than with loving parents.

Ambrose said...

Why would the Bishops be against gay marriage and gay adoptions?
Aren't they hoping to get married and have kids some day?

Anonymous said...

I think the Massresistance/Article 8 peeper's eyesight is just too bad from looking at all that porn on the web. Have you seen how thick Camenker's glasses are?

Anonymous said...

His head is just as thick as his glasses.....