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Vatican Protest by U.S. Activists Banned by Police in Rome

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Soulforce-DignityUSA Shape New Plan To Oppose Anti-Gay Teachings

 

Gay Italian Activists and Catholics Offer Assistance and Support

Laguna Beach, CA, December 26, 2000 — Shortly after a bloody confrontation between police and several thousand Italians protesting the Vatican visit of a right-wing Austrian extremist, a Soulforce advance team met with police officials in Rome to obtain permits for a nonviolent protest. According to Italian police, no demonstration of any kind is allowed in or near the Vatican City-state.

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Vatican Waging Holy War Against Sexual Minorities

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Soulforce & DignityUSA Combine Forces to Combat Intolerance

U.S. Activists Will Take Their "Stop Spiritual Violence" Campaign to Rome

Laguna Beach, CA, December 5, 2000 — Today, Soulforce and DignityUSA leaders announced plans to take their nonviolent campaign against centuries of spiritual violence and anti-gay teachings of the Roman Catholic Church to the Vatican on January 5-6, 2001. Supporters of Soulforce and DignityUSA plan to tape their specific demands for inclusion for all people in the Church on the doors of the Vatican.

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Civil Disobedience and Vigils to Occur During National Conference of Catholic Bishops Meeting in November in D.C.

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DignityUSA joins Soulforce in Radical Action to Hold Catholic Church Accountable for Spiritual Violence Against Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals

Washington, DC, October 19, 2000 - On November 12-14, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) individuals, and their families, friends and allies from all over the United States will join together in Washington, D.C. to protest the exclusionary policies of the Catholic Church toward GLBT Catholics, to ask the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) to STOP SPIRITUAL VIOLENCE against sexual and gender minorities, and support the inclusion of GLBT Catholics into all aspects of church life.

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