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03/24/2010

Take that, you uppity homeless folk!

by Jeremy Hooper

Richard-MaloneYou might remember that Portland, Maine's Bishop Richard Malone was one of the biggest opponents of marriage equality during Maine's Question One fight. He met with Maggie Gallagher and company early in the game, and strategized, financed, rallied, and advocated with the ferocity of a thousand Hail Marys.

Well the good Bishop's not done. Even though he and his faith-based team already eviscerated civil equality, both Malone's local diocese and the national Catholic Church are now pushing their "moral" agenda on another vulnerable group:

PORTLAND - A social service agency's support for same-sex marriage has cost it local and national funding from the Catholic Church's anti-poverty program.

Preble Street's Homeless Voices for Justice program has lost $17,400 this year and will lose $33,000 that it expected for its next fiscal year.

Officials with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland and the Washington-based Catholic Campaign for Human Development say that Preble Street violated its grant agreement by supporting Maine's "No on 1" campaign last fall.

FULL STORY: Diocese penalizes homeless aid group [Portland Press Herald]

Seek retribution against those who took a different position on a certain civil referendum than you did. You know, like Jesus would do.

Let's just hope they don't learn that Mary and Joseph supported healthcare reform. We'd hate for them to cancel Christmas.

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As I've learned in my long years being a "cat-lick" (I'm no longer in the "fold") - they care not for God but only for their own greedy selves and the little boys and girls at their disposal for sexual release. Jesus is crying - this is NOT his church. Did I mention "Nazi Pope"?

Posted by: tom2600 | Mar 24, 2010 10:53:38 AM

I am perfectly fine that they are getting out of the public square. BACK TO YOUR MONESTARYS YOU BABY FUCKERS.

Posted by: Mykelb | Mar 24, 2010 1:30:59 PM

It's because I seem to find so many stories like this that I have come to think of my atheist self as acting more christian than Chrisitians.

Posted by: DN | Mar 24, 2010 3:59:31 PM

The core of the issue here, if you ask me, is that the Catholic church is using its funding of social justice projects to muzzle non-profits.

It doesn't just require the projects it funds to be anti-birth control and silent/non-affirming on non-hetero "lifestyles". It forces a blanket ban throughout the organization, its parent org(s) and any projects funded by any of them.

Unfortunately, in this case, the Preble Street ED signed up for this deal.

Details here: http://bit.ly/db66BO

Posted by: Bose | Mar 24, 2010 10:08:24 PM

Bit.ly is dead at the moment... the raw link:

http://www.pamshouseblend.com/diary/15655/catholic-funds-used-to-muzzle-social-justice-work

Posted by: Bose | Mar 25, 2010 12:24:49 AM

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