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Catholic Church: We'll Stob Being Charitable if Gay Marriage is Passed

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The Ghost of RubangB said:
I say good riddance. People like helping people. If Catholic gay-hating charities disappear, non-Catholic Queer-friendly charities will replace them. I think Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have donated billions each to charity, and they're not Catholic, and they're definitely not going to stop helping people if we pass a law they don't like.

While I don’t know about Catholics in particular, I do know that charities that fall in-line with the values of Evangelical Christians and Mormons tend to have no difficulty fundraising or finding volunteers; while charities that are against the values of these religious groups have difficulty surviving without the aid of the government. I’m not religious, but I do know that these (often criticized) religions tend to volunteer and give to charity at disproportionate levels; and if a "Charity Strike" was started by the Catholic Church and followed by other denominations it is likely that charitable organizations would grind to a hault.

Realistically, I don't think this would happen because of the nature of people who volunteer, but I think you need to consider that many of the devoutly religious individuals see a greater need to volunteer; and as a result may be out working for multiple charities three or four nights a week, and these people are not easy to replace.



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http://www.facebook.com/home.php?filter=h#/pages/Revocation-of-tax-exempt-status-from-churches-engaging-in-political-action/165171987858

Group title says all.



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Moongoddess256 said:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?filter=h#/pages/Revocation-of-tax-exempt-status-from-churches-engaging-in-political-action/165171987858

Group title says all.

Hmm, I wonder what their definition of political action is.



Their stance isn't hypocritical at all. Their religion states quite clearly that homosexuality is wrong. This isn't about them being good catholics. It's about them being good people. And while it's great that they are doing charitable work. It's pretty interesting that thousand year old books are leading them to state that denying gays rights is more important than helping the poor.



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Dumping heaps of money into campaigning against gay rights?



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I'm not here to overgeneralize:

I say just let them do whatever they want. Charity can be given to anyone of their choice. If they want to look like asses for not giving because of XYZ reasons, then let them look like asses. But when people wonder why their religious group is declining, or there is a lack of them in the future..... well just look at the factors that deterred people.



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Moongoddess256 said:
Dumping heaps of money into campaigning against gay rights?

I suppose.



Good for the Church.



HappySqurriel said:
The Ghost of RubangB said:
I say good riddance. People like helping people. If Catholic gay-hating charities disappear, non-Catholic Queer-friendly charities will replace them. I think Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have donated billions each to charity, and they're not Catholic, and they're definitely not going to stop helping people if we pass a law they don't like.

While I don’t know about Catholics in particular, I do know that charities that fall in-line with the values of Evangelical Christians and Mormons tend to have no difficulty fundraising or finding volunteers; while charities that are against the values of these religious groups have difficulty surviving without the aid of the government. I’m not religious, but I do know that these (often criticized) religions tend to volunteer and give to charity at disproportionate levels; and if a "Charity Strike" was started by the Catholic Church and followed by other denominations it is likely that charitable organizations would grind to a hault.

Realistically, I don't think this would happen because of the nature of people who volunteer, but I think you need to consider that many of the devoutly religious individuals see a greater need to volunteer; and as a result may be out working for multiple charities three or four nights a week, and these people are not easy to replace.

If somebody feels a greater need to volunteer and is volunteering for multiple charities three or four nights a week, I doubt they're going to stop due to gay marriage, even if the Catholic Church tells them to.  I highly doubt all religions in the world are going to team up against gay marriage, or team up in any way against anything for that matter.



I see no problem with this?

They have a viewpoint, the same one they have always had, and simply don't want to be forced to act against it.



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