This is what they wanted all along…
The state of Illinois just severed ties with Catholic Charities over the new gay marriage law. 2,500 kids get screwed.
We hope you’re happy, libs.
The Chicago Tribune reported:
The state of Illinois has declined to renew its foster care and adoption contracts with Catholic Charities across Illinois, possibly ending a historic public and private partnership initiated by the Roman Catholic Church a half century ago and potentially severing the relationship between 2,500 foster children and their caseworkers.
Lawyers for three of the Catholic Charities agencies will seek an injunction from a Sangamon County judge on Tuesday.
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In a letter sent last week to Catholic Charities in the dioceses of Peoria, Joliet, Springfield and Belleville, the Department of Children and Family Services told all four agencies that the state could not accept its signed contracts for the 2012 fiscal year because “your agency has made it clear that it does not intend to comply with the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act.”
…”We’re not sure what the state is intending to do or how it’s intending to do it,” Breen said. “It’s a surprise. But it’s also very disturbing. The impact on the 2,500 children in Catholic Charities care will be catastrophic.”
Kendall Marlowe, a spokesman for DCFS, said the state couldn’t agree to do business with partners who have declared their intention to violate state law. Though Catholic Charities in Joliet, Springfield and Peoria had suspended issuing new licenses for foster care and adoptive parents until a ruling was made, they also had signed new contracts for another year of public funding. Those contracts were denied.
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