As the Goodridge case worked its way through the court system over the past several years, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts became ground zero in the struggle over "gay marriage." And the Boston Globe, the largest newspaper in New England, certainly chose sides. Referred to by some as the "all-gay, all the time" Boston Globe, the Globe has consistently found ways to put stories on the front page that focus on "gay" issues, whether they're legitimate front-page news or not (most often, not). Back in August, for example, the Globe ran a front-page story
on the fact that the pair of swans in Boston's famed Public Garden were both males. ("Some same-sex marriage advocates hoped the swans' celebrity would not be diminished by the revelation of their same-sex status."
) Well, they're at it again
. The archdiocese of Boston has fired a priest in Newton for "financial improprieties," but the Globe thinks it was for supporting same-sex marriage, and put it on the front page.
In an indication that a Newton pastor's position on gay rights may have played a role in his ouster, a conservative website has posted a letter from a top archdiocesan official saying that Roman Catholic Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley had been "very disturbed" by an accusation that the pastor had invited parishioners to consider marching in a gay-rights parade in Boston last spring. O'Malley's spokesman said last night he could not authenticate the letter...but he insisted that the archbishop sought the resignation of the Rev. Walter H. Cuenin from his post as pastor of Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Newton solely because of financial improprieties, and not because of church politics.
Whatever the truth of the story, whatever happened with the priest in Newton, there's no question that the "gay marriage" angle, whether real or not, gets it onto the front page of the Globe...
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