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Press Release Archive (1998)

DignityUSA is Disappointed and Saddened By US Catholic Bishops' Dilution of "Always Our Children" Message

Washington, DC -- July 1, 1998 -- DignityUSA is very concerned by the latest efforts of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) and its Committee on Marriage and Family Life to dilute the message and spirit of Always Our Children: A Pastoral Message to Parents of Homosexual Children and Suggestions for Pastoral Ministers.

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Gay Catholics Call Ex-Gay Ads Wrong and Destructive

Washington, DC — July 15, 1998 — DignityUSA finds this week's advertising campaign supporting ex-gay ministries to be misleading and destructive, and not representative of Catholic teaching.

Full-page newspaper advertisements appearing in the New York Times, the Washington Post and USA Today and paid for by conservative Christian groups say that homosexuals could change their sexual orientation by accepting God's love.

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Gay Catholics Call Ex-Gay Ads Wrong and Destructive

Washington, DC — July 15, 1998 — DignityUSA finds this week's advertising campaign supporting ex-gay ministries to be misleading and destructive, and not representative of Catholic teaching.

Full-page newspaper advertisements appearing in the New York Times, the Washington Post and USA Today and paid for by conservative Christian groups say that homosexuals could change their sexual orientation by accepting God's love.

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Gay Catholics Work to Stop Hate Crimes

"Solidarity Sunday is just what we need to help stop hate crimes against lesbians and gay men!"
— From an anonymous letter

Washington, DC — October 1, 1998 — DignityUSA, an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics and their friends, announces the fourth annual observance of Solidarity Sunday on October 4, 1998.

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Gay Catholics Saddened by Alaska Catholic Bishops' Endorsement of Marriage Amendment

Washington, DC - October 1, 1998 - DignityUSA is disappointed that the Catholic bishops of Alaska have chosen to publicly and aggressively support a state constitutional amendment that legalizes discrimination of same-sex couples in civil marriage.

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“A Pope for the Time to Come”

U.S. Gay Catholics Join Over 140 International Groups in Issuing Challenging Statement About Leadership in the Roman Catholic Church

Washington, D.C., October 15, 1998 — For the 20th anniversary of Pope John Paul II's election as the head of the Roman Catholic faith community, over 140 groups in 27 countries, including DignityUSA, have issued a statement entitled A Pope for the Time to Come: Bishop of Rome and Universal Pastor.

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