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Illinois: judge rules against Catholic Charities in foster care case

Catholic World News - August 19, 2011

Stating that “no citizen has a recognized legal right to a contract with the government,” an Illinois circuit judge has ruled that the state is not obliged to renew its annual foster care contract with Catholic Charities.

The conflict between the state and Catholic Charities arose after the legislature granted legal status to civil unions: the state believes that Catholic Charities’ refusal to place children with homosexual couples violates laws against discrimination.

Some 2,200 children will be removed from their foster homes if the ruling stands.

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  • Posted by: Thomas429 - Aug. 20, 2011 11:15 PM ET USA

    Another piece of information that demonstrates that government charity is more about government than charity. I doubt that Catholic Charities motives are about profits. The funding they received from the state probably only paid for the cost of doing business with the state in the first place . . .

  • Posted by: marttywinston6762 - Aug. 20, 2011 11:30 AM ET USA

    Catholic Charities would not be allowed to have an organized foster care program even if it did not receive money from the state.

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Aug. 19, 2011 2:52 PM ET USA

    Like all such, Catholic Charities is complaining that its cash cow is being sold.

  • Posted by: garedawg - Aug. 19, 2011 11:18 AM ET USA

    If you are getting money from the state, the state gets to call the shots. So it is difficult for me to see what Catholic Charities is complaining about.

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