The current rage surrounding a Washington, DC pending legislation is revealing how logic based upon wrong headed assumptions can go astray. The DC legislation will mandate the end to discrimination around sexual orientation. As a consequence, any employer who is funded by the District must provide health care coverage to same sex couples. The Catholic Church is outraged.
They claim they fall under this edict because they are contracted by the District to provide a variety of social services. The Church implies that they are innocent by-standers, just pitching in to help the District. Why should they be forced to adopt something they do not believe in?
The Church has said it will not comply and therefore will end its role in distributing these services. It claims it does this social work because of its long devotion to helping the poor (regardless of any particular belief they may hold). But when it comes to homosexuals who naturally make up about 11% of the population, the Church must draw a line. This seems not unlike the line they draw on women (who give or take make up 50% of the population) and eliminate women from any leadership role in the church hierarchy.
The logic behind this is simple. The Pope said so, and the Pope is never wrong. I think this is Way Off Base.