The song is called “For What It’s Worth,” the Buffalo Springfield hit from 1967 that’s a regular play on oldies stations. An ode to creeping paranoia, it begins ominously:
“There’s something happening here\What it is ain’t exactly clear.”
It began awhile back when a few local Catholic Charities started to get bounced from community social services because they didn’t provide insurance benefits to gay partners of those that might work for them.
Then Catholic social service agencies started to get blackballed from adoption services because of their beliefs about the sacrament of marriage.
The list kept growing: Contracts canceled, doors closed. And always aimed very specifically at the Catholic Church and its myriad social services. Read more