Oh good, another reason for me to hate Catholicism (and Christianity in general):
Of the donations supporting the anti-gay Yes on 1 measure in Maine, 89% ($3 million) came from churches, Christian organizations, and their employees. The Catholic Church alone directly contributed $553,608.27.
Ah yes, Christian charitable giving. Warms the cockles of the heart.
Does anyone care to explain why Catholics think preventing gay couples from happy commitment is worth half a million dollars?
I’ll take a stab at it: Because the Catholics are all about creating guilt for, and instilling control over, the sexual and reproductive nature of, well, everyone. Their dogma is that sex (which they define to include masturbation and oral sex) is only appropriate for married couples attempting to procreate. Gay sex — indeed, homosexuality itself — is a direct challenge to that idea; for if God made men who have sex with men, procreation can hardly be the only purpose of sex, can it?
And then where will the Catholic babies come from, if Catholic couples no longer fear damnation if they use birth control?