Rainbow Sash Movement (Gay Catholics) Unmasks Homophobia on Pentecost Sunday
CHICAGO, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rainbow Sash Movement (RSM) Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Catholics and supporters entered Catholic Cathedrals both nationally and internationally on Pentecost Sunday May 23, 2010. The focal part of the US challenge on Pentecost was Holy Name Cathedral, the Cathedral Church of the President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Francis George.
Cardinal George is at the heart of the storm surrounding not only gay civil rights, but the right of gay Catholic parents to send their children to Catholic schools. As the head of the Council of Catholics Bishops he has remained strangely silent on the abusive measures taken by Archbishop Chaput of Denver, and Cardinal O'Malley of Boston in supporting their local pastors' discrimination directed at the children of gay parents.
Additionally, associated threats of violence from Catholic fundamentalist that were manufactured to stop our presence at Cathedrals failed to materialize. The Rainbow Sash Movement faced down would be attackers with reasoned and disciplined dialogue.
Members of the far right Catholic media must be held accountable for their failed attempts to incite violence against Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Catholics in the name of faithfulness to the Catholic faith.
SOURCE Rainbow Sash Movement
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