Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Susan Gibbs, did you laugh or cry while you typed this mess?

It's been a long time since I've had to wallow through gibberish this thick. In case you've fogotten, the archdiocese of Washington threatened to deny social services in DC if gay marriage passed. With today's vote, it will most certainly become a reality, so the archdiocese has released this ridiculous, hilarious and pitiful bit of caving-and-face-saving. Enjoy.

Legalization of Same Sex Marriage in the Nation’s Capital

Archdiocese Remains Committed to Serving Poor

December 15, 2009

Today the District of Columbia joined a handful of states where legislatures or courts have redefined marriage to include persons of the same sex. Since this legislation was first introduced in October, the Archdiocese of Washington opposed the redefinition of marriage based on the core teaching of the Catholic Church that the complementarity of man and woman is intrinsic to the definition of marriage. However, understanding the City Council was committed to legalizing same sex marriages, the archdiocese advocated for a bill that would balance the Council’s interest in redefining marriage with the need to protect religious freedom. Regrettably, the bill did not strike that balance.

The Archdiocese of Washington and Catholic Charities are deeply committed to serving those in need, regardless of race, creed, gender, ethnic origin or sexual orientation. This commitment is integral to our Catholic faith and will remain unchanged into the future.

Religious organizations have long been eligible to provide social services in our nation’s capital and have not been excluded simply because of their religious character. This is because the choice of provider has focused on the ability to deliver services effectively and efficiently. We are committed to serving the needs of the poor and look forward to working in partnership with the District of Columbia consistent with the mission of the Catholic Church.

Susan Gibbs
Director of Communications

Update: Listen to her voice. Just as I suspected: young, caffeinated, smirking, unconvinced of her own words. 


Anonymous said...

14th Century: Burn the Sodomites! Burn them!
15th Century: Burn the heretics! Burn them!
16th Century: Burn the witches! Burn them!
17th Century: Burn the heretics again! Burn them!
18th Century: Burn the scientists! Burn them!
19th Century: Burn the industrialists! Burn them!
20th Century: Burn the atheists! Burn them!
21st Century: Burn the Sodomites! Burn them! (oh wait, didn't we already do that in the 14th Century already?...well then, let's just fuck the poor!)

Doralong said...

Jacques- you forgot Subjugate the Women! Oh, never mind that one has been on the list all 11 centuries.