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Catholic Charities Dc
Question: Do you expect the Washington, DC archdiocese to cut social services due to same-sex marriage?
Previously, the archdiocese of the District of Columbia issued a statement that, should a same-sex marriage statute be allowed to be put to a vote, the Catholic church would pull its funding of charity organizations in the area.
Today, the District council passed the statute with a majority vote; the only remaining step is a signature from the mayor, who has already stated that he will sign the bill.
Do you expect the Catholic church to follow through with their threat? If they do, would you consider it appropriate that the church discontinue charity work in the area because same-sex marriage will be allowed, even though they will not be required to perform same-sex marriages?
Answer: It was the organization Catholic Charities which was threatening to stop their programs in that area if the bill passed. Almost immediately, they softened their stance to say that they were afraid that they would no longer be able to help as they had in the past if the bill passed. I have a feeling that this was due to people (such as myself) saying that they would no longer donate to the organization.
If Catholic Charities feels that their feelings against homosexuality are going to get in the way of their helping the homeless, then I am fully prepared to support whatever organization steps in to take their place.
Catholic Charities has lost my money for good, and I am willing to bet that I am not the only one.
Part 1 DC City Council Marriage Equality Hearings re: Catholic Charities