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Boston Globe raps diocesan refusal to sell property to gay couple

CWN - September 12, 2012

An editorial in the Boston Globe chastises the Diocese of Worcester for rejecting a bid by a homosexual couple to buy a retreat house offered for sale by the diocese. The Globe affirms what a diocesan spokesman has denied--that the couple's bid was rejected because they planned to host same-sex weddings, not because they offered only a fraction of the asking price. The editorial continues:

The church is free to restrict what it considers unbecoming uses within its geographic boundaries. But its insistence on controlling how even its former properties are used is getting out of hand.

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  • Posted by: unum - Sep. 12, 2012 9:02 PM ET USA

    Do we have freedom of religion in this country or "freedom to worship"? The state should have no right to tell churches what conditions they may or may not place on a piece of property. I can see the possibility of cases where the "fair housing laws" could be used to defend a buyer who only wants to embarass the Church by defiling a piece of property with porn and sinful behavior.

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