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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 01:17 PM

22. I had read of this and am glad you chose to bring up the subject

Last edited Tue Nov 12, 2013, 04:57 PM - Edit history (2)

The cuts in funding and/or support for groups inclusive of gay rights (or at least, organizations not refusing to denounce GLBT rights) has been going on for some time and not just in Illinois. The scope is much broader and would include organizations that promote choice and contraception. The rejection of women's rights and gay rights goes hand-in-hand, as I had pointed out in a recent thread (which got locked, BTW) and by extension, issues concerning the root causes of poverty come into play.
As someone here also pointed out, one cannot address issues of immigration reform presuming that all immigrants are straight. GLBT immigrants face additional hurdles regarding their legal status; in light of the EU now granting political asylum to gays escaping persecution, it is very much an issue that needs to be addressed here in this country.
So whether its the YMCA, the Boy Scouts of America, the Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights, et al, we who support GLBT rights, reproductive choice and immigration reform must not only speak up but help to fill the financial void left when their funding or support is severed by conservative Christian organizations.
Lastly, discussions about this ongoing battle should never be censured here on DU, unless support for reproductive choice, GLBT rights and immigration reform have suddenly become out of vogue on a progressive forum.

A few more links for you:

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/cardinal-george-defends-cchd-canceling-groups-funds-over-same-sex/
http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/u.s.-bishops-agency-ended-major-contract-with-printer-over-ties-to-pro-life/
http://www.catholiccitizens.org/platform/platformview.asp?c=53949
http://www.catholiccitizens.org/platform/platformview.asp?c=54049
http://www.catholiccitizens.org/platform/platformview.asp?c=55345
http://www.catholiccitizens.org/platform/platformview.asp?c=53771

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