Saturday, February 25, 2012

Catholic Charity: Forced Closure

Charity forced to cease ministry
After 90 years of providing foster care for children, Catholic Charities of Illinois has been forced to cease services. 
The problem began with passage of the Illinois civil unions law for same-gender pairs, which led the state to force Christian foster care and adoption organizations to consider homosexual couples. 
Since such a state demand ran afoul of basic Christian doctrine, Catholic Charities filed suit, only to discover that Illinois officials had already begun transferring the children out. 
According to Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society, which represented the charity, the state had also cut off funds to the charity, meaning it could not even pay its staff.  
Catholic Charities was forced to drop the lawsuit because, even if it had won, there would be no ministry left to save., 11/16/11 

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