Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:42 AM
hedgehog (36,063 posts)
"Maine voices: Catholic group's anti-gay marriage effort contradicts its history
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"NORTH WATERBORO - The Venerable Father Michael McGivney was a parish priest in New Haven, Conn., at the end of the 19th century.
He watched as his congregation struggled through the pain of anti-Catholic discrimination. His congregants toiled under poor working conditions in sweatshops, in which many were injured or killed. At the time, insurance companies would not cover Catholic immigrants, leaving many Catholic widows and orphans penniless and dependent on the charity of the church.
Father McGivney created the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal organization to alleviate the suffering this discrimination caused and to create a life insurance program to protect the economic stability and security of these families.
From 2008 to 2010, the Knights of Columbus has donated more than $3 million to weaken the stability and security of gay and lesbian families by funding campaigns to deny same-sex couples the freedom to marry. I urge the Knights of Columbus to remember its history and its pro-family principles and to stop funding campaigns that write discrimination into the laws of Maine and other states."
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"Maine voices: Catholic group's anti-gay marriage effort contradicts its history (Original post)
Response to hedgehog (Original post)
Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:59 AM
atreides1 (11,701 posts)
1. I never realized.
An organization created to fight discrimination, now joins the ranks of those who discriminate!
Sounds just like some those who marched with Dr. King, fought for rights that they were being denied...only to become a group that wants to deny rights to others...
And both groups use "God" as their reason, instead of showing a little integrity and admitting that they are as bigoted as those they fought against!
Response to atreides1 (Reply #1)
Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:12 PM
hedgehog (36,063 posts)
2. The real story here is how a gress roots organization has been
hi-jacked by the Republican/Religious Right nexus.
Response to hedgehog (Reply #2)
Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:52 PM
mmonk (51,291 posts)
I have Knights of Columbus insurance. Of course I joined before it became what it has become. Haven't been to Church except maybe twice since 2004. Used to attend every Sunday. The right has robbed us of everything and every institution. I've dedicated the rest of my life to fight the rightwing darkness.