Thursday, January 25, 2007

"Suffer the little children"

The Catholic Church in Britain, much like its counterpart in Massachusetts, is moving to scuttle its adoption services rather than to offer those services to gay and lesbian couples wishing to adopt a child, as a provision of a new anti-discrimination law in the UK would require.

From the Guardian:
Cabinet sources said the new proposals would require Catholic adoption agencies to consider gay couples - or close down - after a reasonable delay that would allow them to ensure that the children in their care are properly dealt with.

This means the Catholic Church, as a world-wide body, apparently, think it is more important to discriminate against gays than it is fulfill Jesus' own command to care for orphans. Let me restate this: It is more important to the Catholic Church to break the Christ's command to not judge than it is to keep his command to care for "the least of these."

When Jesus told us to "suffer the little children," I don't think he literally wanted us to make children suffer.

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