When Worlds Collide–The Hidden Price of Politics and Principle

My son is moving this weekend from his group home in NE Washington. His move today is necessitated because the place where he has been living is closing. It turns out the funding was provided by the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington and they have withdrawn their money from foster care in protest against the DC Council’s support of gay marriage. Hansel has been found a place to go (and only needs it for two months until he turns 21 and completes his independent living program) but other kids in future won’t be so lucky–DC child and family services need every bed they can get.

Within the last couple of weeks, Mayor Fenty, a strong supporter of gay rights, has lost the Democratic nomination to Vincent Gray, an equally strong supporter of gay rights. It does not seem as though the Catholic church will be funding foster care in the city any time soon.

Perhaps I’ll start a gay-friendly charity to support DC foster care? Engaged couples—want to encourage donations instead of registering at Crate and Barrel?

About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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One Response to When Worlds Collide–The Hidden Price of Politics and Principle

  1. hoboduke says:

    All of the alternative lifestyle advocates that want to handle children should have their own charity. My donations are for traditional families through church groups. It seems amazing that self centered single issue gay rights groups demand the Roman Catholic Church feel remorse, guilt, and an obligation to provide services and funding against foundations of the church. Separation of church and state is a convenient argument against churches. But state folks expect church groups to be funding state services? State budgets don’t get collection plate coins from traditional families. FYI the alternative family model stability rate is much lower even compared to our high divorce rate of traditional families.

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