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Maine Homeless Group Loses Catholic Funding For Supporting Gay Marriage. Expect More Retribution

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?

By:           editor editor
On:           Mar 24, 2010
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  • 10 Comments
    • Jeff K.
      Jeff K.

      So if DOMA is repealed, will the Catholic Church pull out of the USA? One can only hope…

      Mar 24, 2010 at 10:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      The church needs all it’s money to pay off those lawsuits from all the children the abused and molested for decades.

      Mar 24, 2010 at 10:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      TENET.

      Mar 24, 2010 at 10:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      Well personally if I was a social group I wouldn’t want to have anything to do with an organisation that covered its (metaphorical) arse when its members committed serious criminal offenses and then covered up the actions by shuffling its staff between offices.

      I certainly wouldn’t want their cash in my bank balance.

      Mar 24, 2010 at 3:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • edgyguy1426
      edgyguy1426

      TO

      Mar 24, 2010 at 3:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • edgyguy1426
      edgyguy1426

      This is shaping up to be a war.

      Mar 24, 2010 at 3:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 1 ยท Jeff K. wrote, “So if DOMA is repealed, will the Catholic Church pull out of the USA?” No, but it may kick out any members who voted for the repeal as a way of punishing them. Then we’ll have a bunch of pissed off congress-critters who just might start thinking about the Catholic Church’s tax-exempt status and how the rules might be changed.

      Mar 24, 2010 at 7:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TommyOC
      TommyOC

      The Catholic Church has a right to spend their money in any way they please. One can only hope, however, that if they pull money from Preble, they’re giving it to a similar org serving the same people.

      If not, then they’re just evil.

      Mar 24, 2010 at 8:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1billionserved
      1billionserved

      Hopefully the parishioners in that diocease will pull their contributions from the collection plate, and send it to the Maine Homeless Group itself. Cut out the middleman.

      Mar 24, 2010 at 10:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      This is an hysterical last ditch effort. Same sex marriage is legal in other countries. Is the catholic church defunding homeless shelters in those major cities? The people should stop giving to the church and the government should take away the non profit status of this evil empire. That would shut them up “yesterday”.

      Mar 25, 2010 at 12:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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