Thursday, March 25, 2010

Church cuts funding for poor in Maine because of same-sex marriage

social service agency has lost more than $50,000 in grant funding over two years because of its support of same-sex marriage.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland will no longer fund a program for homeless people in Portland  because the shelter participated in activities of the "No On One" campaign to stop the repeal of the same-sex marriage law that was passed by the legislature and signed by the governor.

The shelter explains it advocates for LGBT people because "issues around sexual orientation are the single greatest cause of homelessness in youth. Until we as a society fully accept gay people and endow them with the rights that all citizens are entitled to, Preble Street will continue to see these young, vulnerable people lining up at our homeless shelters."

How sad that the church felt the need to do this.  And how unchristian.

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