Menino escalates; dissenters, gays stand up for Catholic Charities

Menino escalates; dissenters, gays stand up for Catholic Charities

Boston Mayor Tom Menino amps up the rhetoric against his fellow Catholics, sucks up to the gay community, and Catholic Charities—facing a boycott of Catholics upset over this honor to a pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage Catholic politician—is instead receiving support from the gay community. Doesn’t the fact that Catholics are boycotting while the radical gay community is lining up as allies give the people at Catholic Charities even a little pause? They’re looking less and less Catholic.

Menino used stronger language in his interview with the Boston gay newspaper Bay Windows than he has in mainstream newspapers.

“This is, once again ... the right wing was trying to divide,” Menino told Bay Windows. “I’ve been a supporter of the gay rights movement since day one. I’ll always be. The Church has told me to treat people with respect.”

We’re getting lessons on the Church’s teachings from the same guy who said just the other day that the Church’s doctrines don’t forbid abortion or gay marriage. and for those of you who thought that invitation to Menino was an attempt to either sway him to the Church’s side on gay marriage or at least get him to sit out the debate politically, you’ve got your answer to that one.

Catholic Charities allows gay couples to adopt kids,” Menino points out. “Gee whillikers, this is an extension of what they do everyday - what I’m doing is what they do. It’s about people and how we help people. We still clothe more people, we still house more people, we still feed more people. And to have this controversy, it blows my mind really,” he adds. “Who are these people that are so hateful?”

And here the chickens come home to roost. This is exactly why Catholic Charities being involved in gay adoptions—whatever the state’s rules are—is such a problem. Because it allows disingenuous CINO politicians to use it as cover for their own flouting of the Church’s teachings. (And, yes, Menino does say things like “Gee whillikers.”)