For the past few weeks I’ve been looking for examples of religious liberties being trampled as the reason we need to pass measure three. Today’s Forum contained a letter that finally had an example:
Examples of recent state and federal government initiatives against religious institutions include Catholic Charities having to shut down their adoption services in Massachusetts and Illinois because of the states’ refusal to allow them to opt-out of placing children in homes with same- sex couples or unmarried, heterosexual couples.
So if I understand this correctly, Catholic charities have chosen to altogether STOP assisting unwanted children in finding homes; rather than being ‘forced’ to place children with the most qualified parents, if those parents who desperately want to give a home and a life to a child happen to be of the same gender or unmarried.
It appears they think it is better for the child to be raised in an institution or a series of foster homes rather than with loving parents. (?)
Okay. That’s Christ-like.
Here’s the irony: measure three will actually make it easier for guys like me to sue Catholic Charities who refuse to place children with qualified parents because measure three places the burden on the state to prove why upholding a specific religious practice harms the greater good of society.
Refusing to place children in homes of loving parents and insisting they remain a financial burden to society would be a perfect example of their religious practice harming society at large.
Today’s Gay Agenda: Remember when your mom said “be careful what you wish for!”