Friday, December 30, 2011

US Catholic adoption agencies close rather than consider gays and lesbians as adoptive parents

Standfirm reports that Roman Catholic Bishops in some parts of the US are choosing to jettison their adoption programs rather than comply with nondiscrimination laws, which require by law that they consider same-sex couples, as potential foster-care and adoptive parents if they want to receive state money. Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield, Ill. said of the laws ... In the name of tolerance, we’re not being tolerated.

Homer...are you related to Bishop Paprocki?
Well what kind of anti-discrimination laws are these when you are discriminated against for discriminating?

Bishops face formidable opponents who also claim to have justice and the Constitution on their side. They include not only gay rights advocates, but also many religious believers and churches that support gay equality (some Catholic legislators among them). They frame the issue as a matter of civil rights, saying that Catholic Charities were using taxpayer money to discriminate against same-sex couples.

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