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Governor raises funds for pro-gay marriage group after diocese cuts funding

April 15, 2010

Three weeks after the Diocese of Portland withdrew it support of Preble Street’s Homeless Voices for Justice because of the group’s support for same-sex marriage, Governor John Baldacci-- a Catholic who supports abortion and homosexual marriage-- served spaghetti at a fundraiser for the group.

“This [turnout of 900] is a wonderful compliment to the work Preble Street does,” the governor said. “The bishop [Bishop Richard Malone] was within his rights to do what he did, but I saw a need and decided to step in to fill the void.” Maine’s first lady, Karen Baldacci, added, “It's the right thing to do, and I am a Catholic.”


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  • Posted by: dancingcrane - Apr. 16, 2010 1:27 PM ET USA

    Excommunication is a medicine for souls. When will the Church start taking a public stand against people like this, and against the bishops who won't say 'meep' against them? The Church used to confront kings - now we can't say boo to a penny-ante politico? No wonder the flock can't tell right from wrong anymore.

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Apr. 15, 2010 10:18 PM ET USA

    So where's that "separation of church and state" they keep talking about when a governor declares what the "right thing to do" is as a Catholic?