Preble Street’s Homeless Voices for Justice, a homelessness awareness and lobbying organization in Maine, has seen funding from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland cut. Because it supports the gay marriage thingy.
By supporting Maine’s No On 1 campaign, which tried (unsuccessfully) to keep the state’s gay marriage law on the books, Homeless Voices for Justice violated a core tenant of the Church’s position, and that’s why they’re no longer qualified for funds, says the Church. (HVJ is Preble Street’s activism arm; Preble Street itself provides homelessness services, such as housing and social care.) Naturally, Preble street isn’t too ecstatic.
But this is too be expected. Any organization with ties to the Catholic Church, that dare exercise its own First Amendment rights and ability to partake in the political process, should fear retribution. Then again, it’s becoming increasingly clear the Catholic Church is a glorified pedophilia ring and hate group, and who wants their cash?