Catholic Church commits hari kari over gay marriage law in D.C.

The Archdiocese of Washington has scrapped its 80-year-old foster care program, claiming it’s no longer eligible to serve as an adoption provider due to the District of Columbia’s pending same-sex marriage law.

Under the legislation, which legalizes same-sex marriage in the nation’s capital and which goes into effect March 2, all outside contractors must recognize gay couples in the District.

In a press release posted on its Web site Tuesday, the archdiocese, which opposes gay marriage, said it had no choice but to transfer its foster care program to the National Center for Children and Families, or NCCF.

“We regret that our efforts to avoid this outcome were not successful,” Ed Orzechowski, president and CEO of Catholic Charities, said in a statement.

The transfer includes seven staff, 43 children and their biological families and 35 foster families, according to the press release.

From Fox News

If the Church had the courage of its convictions, it would not close the foster care program but conduct it just as it always has and simply ignore the law on gay marriage.

Let the gays take the Church to court and let the Church defend herself on freedom of religion.  And let the world see the hate that the gay community has for the Church.

But, no.  The Church rolls over and plays dead.

7 Responses to Catholic Church commits hari kari over gay marriage law in D.C.

  1. aboriente says:

    Fr. I think I agree with you on this…

  2. dymphna says:

    No, this is better. We never should’ve had anything to do with the state. When you take state money you have to abide by the law.

  3. Fr. J. says:

    You have a point there, dymphna.

  4. Phil says:

    I agree with the author. This should be taken to the Supreme Court. Isn’t it against the true separation of church and state? The operations are church-owned and run, so shouldn’t they be protected? Shouldn’t the children be protected?

  5. thefrenchchick says:

    The children should be protected. My understanding of “separation of chuch and state” is that the state cannot tell you which church you should worship in. This may be overly simplistic, but if you’re taking state money then you do have to play by their rules. A better response might have been to refuse the state money and try to continue the work with private donations.

  6. bobdylann says:

    its hari kiri dumbass

  7. Anonymous says:

    The Catholic religion has always been persecuted. They are not walking away. They are praying. Having the daycare open would put them in the position of excepting being involved and accepting the lifestyle chosen. According to the law. It would be a rift forever. They have the right to choose.
    going against a law is not a good example it’s going against our Faith laws. Faith heals. some still don’t believe. They don’t want to pray enough. When God makes us he gives us challenges to be how he intended us to be. Like everything else it takes faith. Some take the easy way out. THANK YOU FOR caring about the children first. It would introduce it to the children therefore condoning it.

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