The consequence of the bishops' decision, however, is that many philanthropic institutions may have to pull funding because they are bound by internal antidiscrimination rules, said Micho Spring, the former chairwoman of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and chairwoman of New England Weber Shandwick Worldwide, a public relations firm. She was also one of board members who resigned.When Former Vatican Ambassador Ray Flynn was asked on PBS's Greater Boston about the Vatican's statement that "gay couples who adopt cause violence to children" what did he say? Did he agree? NO, he said that he did not believe that was true. There you go, the man who is one of the leaders of the Vote On Marriage Amendment does not believe that same sex couples cause violence to children.
Dr. Albert Bundy, 54, a Boston radiologist who calls himself a practicing Catholic, said he has decided to halt his contributions to Catholic Charities, which totaled a few thousand dollars in the last few decades. He said he had believed Catholic Charities was an independent agency helping the needy, but the latest decision demonstrated to him that the agency is controlled by the archdiocese, which he described as ''out of touch" with the realities of today's complex society. Gay people, he said, have shown themselves to be good parents, particularly to some of the neediest children.