American Samizdat

Sunday, May 20, 2007. *
Gov. Mitt Romney said Monday he's trying to find a way to exempt Catholic social services agencies from a law requiring them to consider gays as adoptive parents. Romney said he doesn't have the power to unilaterally exempt Catholic Charities from the state's anti-discrimination laws. But he said he wants to let Catholic agencies continue placing children with adoptive parents without violating the teachings of their faith.

[Article continues at link. Governor Romney, let me make a suggestion to you. Let any social service agency make its choice to be a secular social service or a religious social service. Secular social services (even ones that call themselves 'Catholic') have to follow federal and state laws regarding discrimination. Religious ones don't. The Salvation Army has often opted to go secular, the Boy Scouts of America have often opted to not go secular, so there's a precident for success either way. Or we could take the route you're favoring and install a theocracy. Makes sense from a fund raising point of view. Estimated donations to just Protestant churches in the USA is $93 billion (that's $93,000,000,000.00) every year. Poor little pornography only makes $8 billion a year.]

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