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Washington Archdiocese: No Foster Family For You!

Jim Burroway

February 17th, 2010

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., has ended its foster-care program in response to the District’s move toward marriage equality. Catholic Charities turned their 80-year-old foster care program over to the National Center for Children and Families on February 1. Catholic Charities CEO Edward Orzechowski said that he believes the other social service programs run by the group will continue to operate as long as they don’t recognize the validity of same-sec relationships:

Asked if that meant looking at ways to avoid paying benefits to same-sex partners or ways to write benefits plans so as not to characterize same-sex couples as “married,” Orzechowski said “both, and.”

“Now we’re in a position where we need to scrutinize everything,” he said. “From our point of view, it’s important that we don’t in any way compromise our religious teaching.”

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Tara TASW
February 17th, 2010 | LINK

So, will they be shutting down any social service programs that might benefit a divorced person somewhere? Or does it turn out that they can compromise their religious beliefs just fine when it comes to heterosexuals?

Jarred
February 18th, 2010 | LINK

“Now we’re in a position where we need to scrutinize everything,” he said. “From our point of view, it’s important that we don’t in any way compromise our religious teaching.”

Like Jesus’s commandment to care for children, the sick, the homeless, and the rest of the world’s downtrodden? I mean, how does shutting down their services not compromise that teaching?

I guess some religious teachings are less okay to compromise than others.

JimInMa
February 18th, 2010 | LINK

It’s called sacrificing one superstition for another. Not all superstitions can coexist, especially in one (deeply disturbed and perverted religious) brain.

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