Monday's Morals

Monday’s Morals – Episode 38


One week ago today, employees at Catholic Charities were told that the organization will no longer offer benefits to spouses of new employees or to spouses of current employees who are not already enrolled in the plan.

It was to take effect Tuesday, a day before same-sex marriage became legal in Washington, D.C.

The sudden move, and resulting lack of notice, stems from the fact that Catholic Charities does not wish to offer health care benefits to same-sex partners of homosexual workers. The charity’s president claims that this change allows them to comply with the city’s new requirements while remaining “faithful to the church’s teaching.”

The choice of either/or — providing the option of spousal benefits to heterosexual couples with the side effect that same-sex spouses could receive benefits, or cutting them equally for everyone, is the subject of this week’s question.

Here is this week’s “Monday’s Morals” question. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your blog…but either way, leave a link to your site so that everyone else can visit! If you repost the questions on your site, you must link back to this site as the source. Permission is not granted to copy the questions to message boards for the purpose of having members answer and play along there.

Would you agree with the decision Catholic Charities made to prevent potentially same-sex spousal benefits? Why or why not?

If you have a Reader’s Choice question you’d like to see asked (and answered), send me an email! I’d love to be able to include it in a future edition of the Saturday Six.

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  • I always am on the side of benefits for all. I doubt very highly that the Catholic church feels the same way, especially with all the negative feedback between Christians and homosexual couples. Not everything the church teaches is right. Homosexuality has existed as long as mankind has. There are other species that also engage in this. I disagree wholeheartedly with Christian doctrine when it comes to discriminatory behaviour and this is incredibly discriminatory. So I do not agree with the Christian Charities – especially since this is a lacking on their part to be truly charitable.

  • Talk about throwing out the baby with the bathwater! Wow, I always thought Christianity was about being kind to others and doing unto others what you’d have done to you. Clearly I was mistaken.

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