On Father’s Day, June 17th, the Christian Civic League of Maine, a political action committee in Maine whose goal is to defeat marriage equality in that state’s upcoming referendum, will be collecting money in approximately 200 churches, according to a report from USNEWS.MSNBC.MSN.com. Notably and thankfully absent from the fundraising effort will be Catholic churches. The report states:
“The Catholic Church won’t be joining the alliance, but participants include Methodist, Baptist, Pentecostal, Nazarene, Church of God, Wesleyan, Evangelical Free, Advent Christian and other denominations, the league stated.
“While churches and other nonprofits may not raise money for candidates to office, they may raise money for issues important to their members.
“Father’s Day, June 17, seemed appropriate for a special church collection because of the day’s focus on family, league Director Carroll Conley Jr told the AP. Additional collections are expected in the months ahead.”
- Maine’s Catholic Parishes Won’t Raise Funds for Marriage Equality Opponents (newwaysministryblog.wordpress.com)
- A Father’s Love for His Gay Son and for the Catholic Church (newwaysministryblog.wordpress.com)