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The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said Wednesday that it will be unable to continue the social service programs it runs for the District if the city doesn't change a proposed same-sex marriage law, a threat that could affect tens of thousands of people the church helps with adoption, homelessness and health care.
I believe that the minute your tax-exempt entity begins to involve itself directly in government, it should lose it's tax exempt status. Sort of a "stay in your lane" type of logic.
originally posted by rogerstigers
I believe that marriage is between one human and another human, so that isn't the issue.. the issue is that catholics don't. They feel that they would have to provide "social services" to a union they cannot support. Therefore, if the law passes, they leave. Plain and simple and no ambiguity.
Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
I am not seeing the issue here.
It is their monies . . . let them do with it as they please.
It should be the same thing for us mere peons as well.
Why should one pay a school tax if one does not use the school services?
Why should one pay for abortions if one does not believe in abortions?
Why should one pay for the death penalty if one does not support the death penalty?
Edit: Those examples are not necessarily my views . . . just throwing those out there.
[edit on 11/12/2009 by Lemon.Fresh]
Originally posted by AmericanDaughter
reply to post by Rhetoric
why should they be required to support that which goes against their teachings?
they should not
i Never thought i would say this but
kudos catholics - that is If they stand their ground on this issue
Originally posted by fraterormus
HOWEVER, where they crossed the line was through the use of Extortion. When you tell someone to "Do what I tell you or else I'll do this" that is Extortion, plain and simple.