Story from Fox News. (H/T Pursuing Holiness via ECM)
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.
Same-sex marriage is incompatible with religious liberty. It’s a zero-sum game.
- Jennifer Roback Morse debates on marriage at Columbia University
- How would the legalization of same-sex marriage affect your liberty?
- New study shows that same-sex unions are less monogamous than heterosexual unions
- Why do people favor traditional marriage over same-sex marriage
- Christian man fired after gay rights group contacts his employer to complain
- Which family configuration is best for raising children?
- New Mexico Human Rights Commission fines couple $6000 for being Christians
Canadian persecution of Christians
- The persecution of a Catholic Bishop (at Blazing Cat Fur)
- The persecution of Rev. Stephen Boissoin (at Ezra Levant)
- The persecution of Catholic Insight magazine (at Ezra Levant)
- The persecution of Christian businessman Scott Brockie (at The Interim)
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6 thoughts on “Catholic Charities closes adoption agency due to same-sex marriage law”
Somehow I don’t think there’s much hope that since the adoptions will go on under a different group, that anyone on the Left is going to care. (In fact, you could say that part of the legislation is a feature, not a bug.)
Who is that creature in your avatar? Looks like a beaver.
I’m just getting around to visiting your site. Great posts related to the topic. I’m dealing with this issue more and more at my place. Is it OK for anything to be wrong anymore, except of course God, Christianity, absolutes, preservation of language, historical context and ‘traditional’ anything?
Great site, thanks for all the great info and links. Keep up the good work.
Thanks so much, Neal, for raising this issue and for all the links.
The same thing is happening here in the UK:
Luckily, the House of Lords defeated the Equality Bill (my post of Feb. 8, 2010).
It’s all quite unsettling. ‘Rights’ at others’ expense? Hmm.
Orphanage children should have the right to be adopted by parents that consist of a mother and a father in a stable marriage.
There should not be any right to adopt children because children are not pets!