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  •  Yes, that is the other option (1+ / 0-)
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    one that isn't possible given the church's stance on same-sex marriage. Which isn't going to change under the current Pope. Or his successor.

    But I hope that some day, perhaps in my daughter's lifetime, it will. There is another John the 23rd out there, who will reopen the windows and even the door to the church, and gay people will be accepted for the loving, committed people that they are.

    Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

    by absdoggy on Thu Nov 12, 2009 at 10:26:23 AM PST

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    •  Makes me wonder (0+ / 0-)

      Do you imagine that among the current people served by the Catholic Church services there might exist a few adulterers, a few thieves, maybe even a rapist or murderer or two?

      "Unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."--MLK Jr.

      by Scott Wooledge on Thu Nov 12, 2009 at 10:39:04 AM PST

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      •  Yes, and gay people, and Muslims, and Jews (0+ / 0-)

        and many others that don't follow the church's precepts.

        But, if DC Social Services says to Catholic Charity "here's a same-sex couple, you must provide them adoption services under the contract that we have with you", this would put Catholic Charities in the position of violating its religious tenets, and thus they would have to cancel the contract.

        Or, if you say that Catholic Charities benefit plans must cover same-sex partners in the same manner as heterosexual couples (as a result of receiving federal/state $$), then again its a problem and they can't abide by the contract.

        They will continue to do their charitable work, just not as part of any government funded program.

        Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

        by absdoggy on Thu Nov 12, 2009 at 11:04:02 AM PST

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        •  Good. (0+ / 0-)

          I'm very uncomfortable with the Church and State intermingling anyway. It violates the Constitution and creates these problems anyway.

          "Unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."--MLK Jr.

          by Scott Wooledge on Thu Nov 12, 2009 at 11:22:18 AM PST

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