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11/17/2009

Video: Forgive me father for I have CNNed

by Jeremy Hooper

I have the pleasure of knowing Michael and Steve, and can tell you that denying them of marriage equality (and adoption access) is absolutely abominable. But of course their worth is not what is of grave concern to the Catholic Church:

Three words, Catholic church: Stop shunning gays! You'll be shocked how quickly your problems in the civil sector fall by the wayside once you start allowing your biases against certain kinds of tax-paying citizens to do the same!

Oh, and CNN: How about a little more balance next time?

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I keep being surprised by what CC keeps saying. Washington DC already recognizes same-sex marriage from other jurisdictions. Doesn't that mean that if an employee of CC gets married to someone of the same sex, CC has to provide marriage benefits to the same-sex spouse as of now? Does CC make sure that every married employee is in their first marriage before they provide the benefits?

And second, I keep hearing that CC says they don't discriminate in provision of benefits (like in shelter for homeless families). But if they are allowed to discriminate against same-sex couples, won't that mean that they can turn away same-sex couples from their "family shelters"? Or they will be housed in "singles" part? or in separate facilities altogether? And no one seems to be asking the CC these questions.

Posted by: Olterigo | Nov 17, 2009 8:48:16 PM

Why are we letting a religious organization bully us around regarding a legal issue! This is ridiculous on so many levels.

Posted by: Jess B. | Nov 17, 2009 8:54:50 PM

I love the reporting on this... good lord is this skewed. Even the Washington Post's articles have been more balanced. Why was there no one to actually discuss the issues with the Catholic priest? Thanks for giving him a podium Wolf.

The DC city council has been fantastic in their unwavering support for marriage equality and non-discrimination. I hope that the city council continues to stand up even if they aren't given fair representation in the media bubble.

Posted by: JR | Nov 17, 2009 9:33:14 PM

I think that the City Council should tell Catholic Charities that ACORN is ready and willing to step in and replace them should they determine that they must conscientiously object to following the law.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Nov 17, 2009 10:23:42 PM

Exactly, Olterigo - what in this bill is more objectionable to Catholic Charities than in the law passed this Spring?

Every time their spokesmen claim they're not being political, I say horseshit. They *chose* this moment to be political, and they deserve every ounce of shame and scorn they receive.

Posted by: DN | Nov 18, 2009 9:43:27 AM

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