October 14, 2010
Does Catholic Charites Facilitate Same-Sex Adoptions?
Does Catholic Charities facilitate same-sex adoptions? Of course not, you might say.
Well, one head of Catholic Charities has been asked to find out. Arne Nelson, CEO of Catholic Charities in Orlando, sent out the following question to the diocesan heads of all Catholic Charities in the US.
Let’s hope the answer is a resounding “no.”
Subject Forum: Adoption policy and the law
To “CCUSA – Council of Diocesan Directors Discussion List”
Fellow CEOs and EDs, Florida is the last state in the union to ban homosexuals from adopting children, and that will end in a week or so. I do not know if there will be a religious exemption or not, and that anti-discrimination statute may preclude Catholic Charities from providing adoption services to anyone, something we were founded upon in 1962. I have been asked to poll the various CCs around the country to find if any CC provides adoption services (with or without religious exemption) to gay or lesbian couples.
CEO, CC Central Florida, Orlando
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