New York City Council Member Calls for Open Discrimination Against Catholics

A New York City Council Member urged the city to consider cutting off funding for Catholic Charities of Brooklyn because it is “anti-gay.”

“Anti-gay discrimination is real and tremendously hurtful especially when it is done by the bishop of the church of which you are a faithful member,” wrote Council Member Daniel Dromm, who chairs the city’s Committee on Finance, in a letter to his colleagues.

In the letter, Dromm drew attention to Matthew LaBanca, a former teacher at St. Joseph Catholic Academy and music director at Corpus Christi Parish whom the Diocese of Brooklyn let go after he openly “married” a man.

“Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn and Queens fired this remarkable teacher and music director simply because he chose to marry the love of his life,” Dromm wrote:

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