July 29, 2009

Prioritizing Religious Resources

I came across post on Gay Agenda which commented on an article from the Independent newspaper in Windham, ME, where there is a big push to repeal the legalization of same-sex marriage in Maine. Here is an excerpt:

My niece, who attends parochial school in Lewiston, isn’t sure exactly what school she’ll be going to next year because for what seems like the third or fourth year in a row, the diocese has to shuffle things because of changes in enrollment (read: dropping). My mother is beside herself because the church she has been going to since she was a child will likely be closing soon because of the money it costs to operate it (read: too much). While there’s no money to keep a child’s education consistent or keep a person’s lifelong house of worship open, there’s plenty of money to defeat the real evil in the world: gay people getting married. The diocese has given at least $100,000 to the cause of repealing the law permitting gay marriage, according to published reports.

OK, you don’t like gays, we get it. Don’t let them marry in your church. But to take money that could be spent on your followers’ needs and diverting it to a political witch-hunt is unconscionable. When are you going to go after divorce and adultery?

Excellent question.


1 comment:

  1. Thought provoking. Very sad. They need but look around at their own clergy who are suffering without love--any kind--and their answer to a desperate world is to take a school away?!