Rainbow Sash Movement: Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Catholics Responds to the Catholic Bishops
CHICAGO, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Rainbow Sash Movement will be sending a delegation to the Sunday, Nov. 12, 4:40 p.m.: Procession, Mass for U.S. Catholic Bishops to be held Baltimore Basilica, America's first cathedral. This liturgy will begin the US Conference of Catholic Bishops Fall meeting. The delegation will be wearing Rainbow Sashes to speak to truths of our lives. If the Bishops deny us Communion for being truthful it will only bring further shame on the Church. The Bishops of the United States admit to being confused about exactly how they should minister to Gay Catholics. They wonder how they can provide for their spiritual needs on one hand, while working hard to prevent the same people from receiving the same benefits that the civil society offers to people who go to bed with persons of the opposite gender. Our Catholic Bishops lament that no one has found a cause of homosexuality, but they have never sought the cause of heterosexuality either. For reasons known only to them, they have never considered that human sexual orientation should be natural, spontaneous and joyous, no matter how it is expressed. Nor, it seems, have they ever considered that the relationships enjoyed by Gay men and Lesbians are relationships based on love, where sex is no more or less of a factor than it is in straight relationships. The one thing that the Bishops are quite clear on, is that their Guidelines on Pastoral Care are, at least for now, the final word on how priests all over the nation are to treat Gay parishioners. It's worthy of note that no where in this document do they take time to "factor in" the limitlessness of God's love and the fact that it is eternally and universally offered. Nowhere in this document do they acknowledge that God DID create Adam and DID create Yves, despite the exploitation of this phrase by the self- righteous. In fact, God DID create Barbara and DID create Joan, and DID create our wonderful heterosexual brothers and sisters as well. But in their arrogance, the American Bishops are quite convinced they know that the deficiencies of homosexuality and the superiority of heterosexuality could never be rendered insignificant by the eternal love of God. Indeed, in this passive-aggressive document, they have been able to make themselves heroes when in fact they are bold aggressors and destroyers. Their dogma destroys the natural joy of the human soul when it finds healthy expression and love. This they have the temerity to call 'evil,' when it is they who perpetuate hate, fear and ignorance of others. These bishops are comfortable twisting logic with their own perverse morality, and they take no responsibility for the lives they damage in the process. We stand for the fact that the love of God is found everywhere. To join the Rainbow Sash Movement please visit www.rainbowsashmovement.com
SOURCE Rainbow Sash Movement
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