Friday, March 26, 2010

Follow up on fund withdrawal from homeless organization in Maine

Yesterday I blogged that the Catholic Church had withdrawn its financial support for an organization for the homeless because that organization supported same-sex marriage.

The AP is reporting that donations have started to flood in from around the country:

 A Maine social service organization that works with the homeless is getting help from across the nation in replacing grant money lost because of its support for same sex marriage.

The director of the Preble Street Homeless Voices for Justice Program tells the Portland Press Herald that since Wednesday about 150 new donors have given almost $10,000.

The group lost $17,400 for this fiscal year when the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland and the Washington-based Catholic Campaign for Human Development canceled grants because of Preble Street's support for same-sex marriage in last fall's statewide gay marriage referendum.

Church officials say Preble Street's support for the referendum violated its grant agreements.
 It's always nice to see a silver lining.

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