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.
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.
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.