DC Catholic Archdiocese Decides Hating Gay People More Important Than Kids in Foster Care

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington DC continues to show its true colors:

The Archdiocese of Washington has decided to drop its foster care program over a dispute on pending same-sex marriage law with the District of Columbia.

The decision, posted late yesterday on the archdiocese’s Web site, announced that the archdiocese had ceased its 80-year-old program Feb. 1, the day the city’s contract expired with Catholic Charities, the church’s social services arm.

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Catholic Charities, which runs more than 20 social service programs for the District, transferred its entire foster-care program — 43 children, 35 families and seven staff members — to another provider, the National Center for Children and Families.

Priorities!  It’s amazing to me that the Catholic Church still laughably considers itself the one true church, because they don’t seem to know their Bibles very well at all!  The Bible mentions same gender marriage exactly, um, zero times, and gay sex six times.  Even then, the condemnations involve rape, coercion, domination, and tribal practices, so it’s not really “sexytime” they’re talking about anyway. But that same book has a whole buncha verses about caring for the downtrodden, with a particular emphasis on orphans.

But then again, I guess if the Catholic church can’t keep the kids under close priestly supervision, they’d rather not deal with them at all.

Can we finally stop pretending they’re a moral authority on any subject?

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Tags: Archdiocese of Washington DC, Catholic Charities, Catholic Church, CDC, D.C., marriage equality, same-sex marriage

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