You may or may not have read the Courant story about this yesterday, but the upshot is that the Department of Children and Families had a list of links to “open and affirming” churches that welcomed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people.
Naturally, the “Family” Institute of Connecticut felt that people who weren’t straight shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near Jesus, so they threatened a lawsuit claiming that the list violated the separation of church and state, something the FIC from time to time believes in. DCF, probably not wanting to deal with the hassle, took the site down.
The FIC is, after the quiet acceptance of the Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriage, an organization without much of a goal. Now they’re just randomly lashing out at the LGBT community wherever they can, so this particular attack isn’t all that surprising. They can’t really complain that this is the only example of religion creeping onto state websites, as Colin McEnroe points out (I also love his comparison of the FIC to the hapless Washington Nationals, and his description of them as “a loveable collection of pudding-armed meatballs”), but for some reason I doubt that there will be any other lawsuits threatened.
There is a good list of open and affirming churches here if anyone is interested. I don’t know if it’s the full list, of course.