I am so angry I can’t even think of an interesting and engaging way to begin this post.
Catholic Charities of Boston was created to facilitate adoptions. What a good and decent thing to come of religion. Let’s forget about the hate and the crusades and the stupidity, just for a second, and focus on helping innocent children grow up in a loving environment.
Catholic Charities of Boston no longer facilitates adoptions. This past week, they announced that because the Commonwealth of Massachusetts mandated that they had to consider gay families equally with straight families, they’d just take their ball and go home. Because you see, it’s more important to the Catholic Church that they continue to hate people based on who they love rather than save children from a life of misery and poverty.
Did you get that?
Now, it’s no surprise that the Catholic Church is bigoted against homosexuals. Just a few months ago they announced that gays would no longer be allowed in the clergy (but straight pedophiles are still welcome to apply). With this move, though, they’ve clearly made a choice. They chose discrimination over compassion; hate over love.
The four bishops leading the pull-out have been seeking an exemption, and Governor Mitt Romney is working on it. I, for one, am a firm believer that businesses and organizations should be allowed to pick and choose what they want to do and who they want to support, so long as they take their grimy little paws off my tax dollars. Sorry, Catholic hate-mongers, but if you want your precious tax breaks, you’re going to play by the rules accepted by enlightened society. If you’d rather slink off back to the Dark Ages to fiddle with your torture devices and pretend you still run the world, then put down the god damned money and go. Please, go.
As an aside, I don’t suppose this means that Catholic Charities is going to redirect those funds into handing out condoms, sponsoring sexual education, and building new abortion clinics, right? No, somehow I get the feeling that they’ll keep encouraging people to pump out the babies. Leave them in dumpsters and public bathroom sinks. Keep them in crumbling tenements, six to a bed. Toss them into the system, where some other charity might be able to sweep them up. After all, life is precious.