Hi all, I saw a post in another section about Creighton University now providing health benefits to people in same sex marriages… and then I saw a bunch of others saying how wrong that was because it’s a Catholic institution, etc.
I posted on there this:
"Well, if it’s wrong to give benefits to people who are sinning then NO ONE should be getting health insurance. (Because last I checked the Church teaches we’re all sinners.)
On another note, if it’s only wrong to give benefits to people who are committing sins related to marriage, then any married couples who are Catholic who are not married in the Church or who are divorced and remarried should also not be receiving benefits. This means the janitors, professors, secretaries, cafeteria ladies…we should investigate what kinds of sins they’re committing before we give them health benefits…otherwise, if we’re only going to exclude homosexuals … I mean, if that isn’t the definition of singling a group out because we just like them less then I don’t know what is."
So I wondered what you guys would say about this in moral theology…is it immoral to provide health care benefits to gay couples? Is it immoral to provide benefits to couples who are divorced and remarried? Who aren’t married in the Church if they’re Catholic?
Is one more wrong than the other? If so, why?