November 24, 2012 | by Phil Reese
HRC: Catholics spent $2 million on marriage losses
Vatican, Catholic Church, gay news, Washington Blade

St. Peter’s in Vatican City. (Photo by Jean-Christophe Benoist via wikimedia commons)

WASHINGTON — A report released this week claims that Catholic Bishops spent more than $2 million on same-sex marriage ballot measures in four states, all of which failed.

The Human Rights Campaign highlights the disconnect between the spending decisions by the church’s hierarchy, and the Catholic laity, which, according to a Public Religion Research Institute poll support same-sex marriage at 60 percent, with 83 percent of Catholics saying their bishops do not “influence their votes.”

“The American people went to the polls and affirmed one of the core values of the Roman Catholic Church: the belief that all humans are worthy of dignity, respect and love,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.

Also from HRC, the National Organization for Marriage revealed this week that donations declined nearly $3 million in one year, and that just two donors contributed nearly 75 percent of the organization’s $6.2 million budget in 2011, with donations of $2.4 million each.

 

1 Comment
  • billywsingartenson

    NOM is a hate group. Plain and simple. Funded by the catholic church which hatess anyone who disagrees with its agenda of absolutist control

    Absolutism is the mark of every tyrpanny on earth, eg Hitelr, stalin(who btw went to a russian orthodox seminarfy in his youth.

    Mao, pol pot etc

    About the only crime the church cant commit any more is mass urder but they and their sibling haters do a good job with their words of driving about 3000 gay kids to suicide every year in a repeating 9-11

    As christopheer hitches said – Religion poisons everything” It snot about god – its about power and money and control and egomaniacs

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