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Atheism + Skepticism > Adoption Option: Illinois agency steps in when Catholic Charities abandons kids

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Catholic Charities threatened to pull out of Illinois rather than obey a state law requiring them to consider same-sex couples as adoptive parents. Another organization has stepped up to handle the 330 abandoned kids.

More here: http://www.secularnewsdaily.com/2011/...


message 2: by MadgeUK (new)

MadgeUK We have had this problem in the UK Donegal but in the end the catholic adoption agencies had to stand down as they would have lost income and jobs!


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MadgeUK wrote: "We have had this problem in the UK Donegal but in the end the catholic adoption agencies had to stand down as they would have lost income and jobs!"

I heard about that and was hoping these agencies in Illinois would suck it up, but unfortunately it seems that Catholics in the US care more about their "religious principles" (read: bigotry) than the well being of children. Big surprise!


message 4: by MadgeUK (new)

MadgeUK Well, maybe their bigotry will cause them to lose income and they will have to close! That might, in fact, be a better outcome.


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