Our story about the decision of San Francisco’s Catholic Charities to terminate its relationship with an adoption agency that caters primarily to homosexuals has generated some buzz across the Internet (see here, here, here), including by homosexual blogs (see one here) that now would like to see SF Mayor Gavin Newsom cut off Catholic Charities’ public funding (which recently has amounted to as much as a third of its $30 million budget).
The Archdiocese of San Francisco did not provide a motive for its decision, but Catholic Charities has been under budgetary pressure.
It's no surprise that the archdiocese is playing this cautiously. There have already been serious efforts in San Francisco to cut Catholic Charities' public funding in protest over Church teaching on sexual morality. And were the archdiocese formally to attribute this move to an attempt to comply with Church teaching, you can be sure there'd be renewed calls fo Catholic Charities' blood.
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