Well, it has not been a good week for the Archdiocese of Washington DC and those who believe in true marriage.
First, the Archdiocese takes a bit of a beating in the media due to the changes in the health care benefits offered to new employees.
Second, same-sex marriages are allowed in DC.
The second matter should send a wake up call to Catholics who are faithful to the Church. We need to start to elect lawmakers who believe as we do. We cannot just simply pull the lever for someone because they have been there for a long time or are part of one party.
The first matter should really be a wake up call not only for this Archdiocese and Catholic Charities but for all. That call should be: "Do not get involved in contracts with government." This call should not be based on the so called "separation of church/state." It is more along the lines that when you take money from the government, you almost become addicted to it. You will do almost whatever it takes to keep from losing it, including keeping silent at times.
I believe, and I have done so for a long time, that we should divest ourselves of all government contracts.
I hope that the Archdiocese of Washington DC will, as the contracts come to an end, refuse to renew them and get out. Let the DC goverment and their citizens learn the hard way that they will pay more, and get less, because they are pandering to a small but vocal minority.
And those are my thoughts. What do you think?