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Roman Catholics Continue to Organize after Cardinal George's Anti-gay Comments

GLAAD Orange LogoIn the days and weeks following Cardinal Francis George of Chicago’s comparison of the LGBT community to the Ku Klux Klan, Catholics have continued to organize and speak out. Cardinal George initially made his comparison in an interview with Chicago Fox affiliate WFLD just before Christmas, but despite calls to not air the interview, WFLD aired it Christmas morning.

Many Catholics have found the Cardinal’s comments and the ensuing backlash to be an opportunity to educate the Roman Catholic hierarchy on the reality of LGBT Catholics. Dignity Chicago is one of several Dignity chapters celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. Comments like those of Cardinal George’s are one of the reasons why the prophetic call of Dignity is as important now as it was 40 years ago.

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DignityUSA Contributes to GLAAD Report on the Catholic Church's treatment of LGBT people

DignityUSA and New Ways Ministry -- two lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Catholic organizations -- recently issued statements observing the April 2nd passing of Pope John Paul II and looking ahead to the selection of the next pope. The statements came as Catholics worldwide mourned the pope's passing and amid growing conversations about the future of the Catholic Church

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DignityUSA and GLAAD Urge Members to Thank ABC for Bishop Gregory Interview


To members of the DignityNews Group:

Some of you might be aware that Bishop Wilton Gregory, President of the USCCB, was interviewed Sunday morning by George Stephanopoulos on his ABC program "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

Our partners at GLAAD have a mechanism on their website for you to contact ABC and give them your comments about the show. GLAAD also has other information on their website about the interview, so please take some time and visit.

The link to the site for your to send your comments is:

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