Same-Sex-Adoption, Catholic Teaching Dispute Leads to GOP Divisions in Massachusetts| National Catholic Register

An heated exchange about same-sex-couple adoption between two obscure figures in Republican politics in Massachusetts has led to far-reaching questions about free expression of religion, the rights of homosexuals and cancel culture. The controversy arose as a result of criticism made by Deborah Martell, a state Republican committee member who is Catholic, of a homosexual Republican political candidate’s same-sex civil marriage and adoption of two children. The governor of the state, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, the two main daily newspapers in Boston, and almost all GOP state legislators and state party officials have gotten involved, with some prominent figures in the state calling for the resignation of the state party chairman because he won’t support calls for Martell to resign. But the chairman, James Lyons Jr., a political conservative and a Catholic, has resisted calls for him to quit, and he seems to be maintaining support from his slim majority on the Massachusetts Republican State Committee, an 80-member elected body that governs the party.

Same-Sex-Adoption, Catholic Teaching Dispute Leads to GOP Divisions in Massachusetts| National Catholic Register

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