– Family – Mass. Catholic Group Protests Gay Adoption By Halting Services

By | March 11, 2006

Ugh ugh ugh…. you know that the Catholic church is doing something wrong when members of its own organizations (in this case Catholic charities) resign in protest of the Church’s new medeival views on gay adoption:

The state’s four Catholic bishops said this month that the law threatens the church’s religious freedom by forcing it to do something it considers immoral.

Eight members of Catholic Charities board later stepped down in protest of the bishops’ stance. The 42-member board had voted unanimously in December to continue considering gay households for adoptions.

Catholic Charities has been involved in adoptions for about a century but has had a contract with the state for the past two decades to provide such services to children with severe emotional and physical needs. Its contract with the state expires June 30.

In that time, Catholic Charities has placed 720 children in adoptive homes, including 13 who were placed with same-sex couples, Catholic Charities said.