In July 2008, hotel owner and developer Doug Manchester donated $125,000 to help gather signatures for a proposition (Prop 8) that would ban same-sex marriage in CA. He told The New York Times that he made the donation because of his “Catholic faith and longtime affiliation with the Catholic Church,” which desires that marriage remain between a man and a woman.
Three months later in Oct. 2008, Manchester ended his 43 year marriage to Elizabeth Manchester by moving out of their La Jolla home.
Isn't it ironic how someone so concerned with marriage due to his "Catholic faith and longtime affiliation with the Catholic Church” in July can suddenly walk out on his wife and seek divorce in Oct?
Indeed, its widely known that the Catholic Church is vehemently opposed to gay marriage, but it is also vehemently opposed to divorce. Manchester apparently picks and chooses when he allows his religion to affect his behavior. Read the whole sordid story here.
The couple spent the next several months trying to reach a quiet settlement on how best to distribute millions of dollars in cash and other assets. Those talks eventually broke down, and Doug started playing financial hardball with Elizabeth, allegedly draining the couple’s shared accounts.
Now, isn't that a fine example of Christianity? Is that really the way someone with a "longtime affiliation with the Catholic Church” behaves? When you have the upper hand but can't get everything you want, you put a financial stranglehold on your wife of 43 years.
Is that would Jesus would do?