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.”
- Baldacci steps in where church declined (Kennebec Journal)
- Newspaper backs diocese’s decision to withdraw funding from pro-gay marriage group (CWN, 3/26)
- Catholic Campaign for Human Development ends grant to group that backed same-sex marriage (CWN, 3/25)
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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?