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Press Release Archive (2006)

Gay Catholics Saddened at Church's Enforcement of Mandatory Retirement of Progressive Bishop

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Sam Sinnett, President 
314 477-5798 (cell)

The leaders of DignityUSA reacted sadly to the impending removal of Bishop Thomas Gumbleton of Detroit from active ministry. DignityUSA President Sam Sinnett stated: “Bishop Gumbleton has been one of the most powerful—and now nearly unique—voices for justice and inclusion in our Church for many years, particularly on behalf of the victims of sexual abuse by clergy, the poor, women in the Church, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. In addition, he has been a tireless advocate for peace in Iraq and elsewhere.