Saturday, October 24, 2009
The Catholics certainly know how to hate. Case in point, the Catholic Diocese of Portland has given another $152,600 to the group that’s trying to overturn Maine’s gay marriage equality law.
A spokeswoman said the new contributions were transferred from a “rainy day” fund to the Stand for Marriage Maine political action committee. I have to wonder if this so-called “rainy day” fund is intended to pay-off and silence victims of predator priests?
In any event, this brings the total Catholic contributions to more than $550,000, including more than $180,000 from the Diocese of Portland, $141,300 from individual parishioners in Maine and $214,000 from other dioceses and bishops across the U.S.
The good news is, reports show that supporters of Maine’s same-sex marriage law had raised $2.7 million versus their opponents, who have $1.1 million to date.