Spread out the editorial pages and find:
- Romney's retreat, lead editorial on Mitt-ipoo turning back the anti-discrimination clock 46 years.
- State putting Church out of the adoption business, the lead op-ed by the dean of the RC Boston College Law School presenting the best set of weasel words for why it's okay for his church to mess with the state, but still demand exemption from state laws.
- Ignoring children's needs is true immorality, op-ed by a section chair of the Mass Lesbian and Gay Bar association on CC and Romney's harmful hypocrisy.
- Crisis proportion, letter from an adoption policy lobbyist on how the CC boner just indicates how messed up the whole process is.
- A family grows, letter from a gay mom with a kid she adopted through CC.
- Catholic Charities committed to an orderly transition, letter from the CC board chairman saying they are dumping gently.
- Governor's reasoning missing the point, letter hoping that competent agencies rush in to pick up the CC slack.
As a religious institution, it is surely their right to choose that path. Catholic Charities is under no obligation to facilitate adoptions its mother church considers "gravely immoral."So the Globe went into overdrive on this. They have been wishy-washy on other gay-related issues, like Tom Reilly's many blunders on the anti-SSM ballot initiatives and petitions.
But it is the neediest children who will be left by the wayside.
Yet, this time, they are shocked, shocked. We suspect this has more to do with kicking the unpopular, absentee governor than issues of fairness and love of children.
It's still amusing.
Postscript: I just noticed that .08 Acres has a take on the lead editorial. As always, sco is kinder than I, but he does object to calling capitulating to the bishops compromising.